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Residents concerned about density, access and traffic from two new developments

Kingscross residents are united in their concerns over two proposed residential developments.

King City developments move forward via FSDAS

Working together with several landowners in King City, council and Township staff are moving forward with large-scale development plans. The King City East Landowners Group (KCELG), representing the bulk of development interests there, worked with the Township to create a revised Functional Servicing/Development Area Study (FSDAS), which received conditional approval.

King Road streetscaping given green light

By Mark Pavilons

King will undertake its largest face lift in recent years.
Councillors approved a contract worth $7.7 million for King Road streetscaping through King City.
Over the past few years, King has been investing in improvements to core areas of local villages and significant projects have been completed in Nobleton and King City.
The current project, spanning from 2585 King Road through Dufferin Street, represents another “transformative section” of the work.
Following the 2017 budget, design work for King City streetscaping began. Municipal staff worked with York Region and received funding from the upper tier. The 2019 budget included funding for the construction of these works.
This large-scale beautification encompasses three kilometres and includes sidewalk replacements, a multi-use path, decorate poles and tree planting.
Also, a left-turn lane and right-in lane in front fo the King municipal center are included. Staff also included underground infrastructure for the future installation of traffic lights at this spot.
Rafat was awarded the contract for $7.78 million. The project will be funded through reserves, regional grants and development charges.
 

General News

Le Brehandaise Catering offers authentic haute cuisine

They say you always remember your first taste of Paris. A group of top French chefs offer a chance to explore authentic cuisine française at La Brehandaise Catering. Led by owner and Charcutier Traiteur Pascal Poilbout, the company operates out of a store front on Bathurst, not far from King City.

Berger to reach milestone in Lions Walk for Dog Guides

Nobleton’s Bev Berger has had some very special companions in the past three decades. This fall, Berger will mark her 30th anniversary supporting the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

Dog Tales instrumental in adding kennel to Scarborough youth shelter

A King-based organization has brightened the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable. The finishing touches have been put on the new YouthLink Emergency Shelter & Transition Home in Scarborough, complete with dog kennels. Without the help of King’s Dog Tales, and owners Rob Rob Scheinberg and Danielle Eden-Scheinberg, it would not have happened.

Dog rescue goes international in Season 2 of Dog Tales Rescue

A King facility will once again extend its helping hand, but this time the reach is much larger. King’s Dog Tales sanctuary is once again in the spotlight, showcasing their work in Dog Tales Rescue, second season, which premiered May 7 on Gusto.

King Chamber, Township roll out the red carpet

New and existing businesses always get the red carpet treatment in King Township. That was the message delivered by King’s business brass at the annual Mayor’s Lunch, held at Nobleton Lakes. The King Chamber of Commerce, and its new president Angelo Santorelli, welcomed Mayor Steve Pellegrini and a sold-out crowd of local business owners.

York helping to promote agriculture here and beyond the region

The importance of agriculture in King cannot be overstated. King councillors and staff received an update on York Region’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy, providing some very impressive statistics. Jonathan Wheatle, manger of strategic economic initiatives for York, noted the agricultural sector involves more than 700 farms and 57,000 direct jobs. More than 200,000 acres of farmland in York contribute $2.7 billion in the sector’s GDP.

Fundraising art sale supports student

The local efforts to support a university student continue. An art sale is being held that include some original pieces by renowned artists. Two original pieces by renowned artists Ernestine Tahedl and Helen Lucas are up for sale, with proceeds going to aid a humanitarian mission to Rwanda by university student and Bolton resident Alexandria (Lexie) Hesketh-Pavilons.

Local delegate helps expand women’s rights abroad

Promoting access to education for women and girls received some international attention recently, at the largest United Nations gathering on gender equality ever held. Schomberg’s Lynn Bird was a delegate, represented the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women held March 11-22 in New York City.

Bolton woman extends a hand of friendship to remote community in Trinidad

Helping others is at the top of the list for a Bolton university student. Alexandria (Lexie) Hesketh-Pavilons decided to spend her reading week doing what she loves – volunteering abroad and engaging with others. Through Western University’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB), Hesketh-Pavilons and the small group of students spent a week in the remote village of Matelot, Trinidad.

King native shares his personal cancer journey in new book

The grim statistics indicate we will all be touched by cancer in some way in our lives. A King native has decided to share his unique cancer journey, in the hopes of encouraging others to be resilient and coming out on the other end as better versions of themselves.

Sports

Beth Underhill scores double Victory at CSI2* Caledon National

The only thing better than winning once is doing it twice as Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill proved at the CSI2* Caledon National show jumping tournament held May 15 to 19 at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Caledon.

King’s Pietrangelo leading Blues on historic run

For just the second time in the past two decades, the St. Louis Blues are competing in the NHL’s Western Conference Finals. And it’s King City’s own Alex Pietrangelo, with the “C” on his chest, that sits at the centre of the action.

Local curler Gorsline coaches team to Canadian bronze

Bruce Gorsline, a member of the King Curling Club, has just returned with his Ontario Provincial Wheelchair team from Boucherville, Quebec as participants in the 2019 Canadian Wheelchair Championships.

CDS graduate Goodrow plays hero in Sharks’ series win

Only seven minutes of ice time, but a memory to last a lifetime. Country Day School graduate and ex-Cyclone varsity player Barclay Goodrow put the icing on the cake in the NHL’s San Jose Sharks’ first round series with the Vegas Golden Knights late last week, burying the overtime winner that marked an incredible late-game comeback for the Sharks to move on to round two.

King native to play in Prospect Game

A King football star will make his TV debut when he hits the field in the Prospect Game, broadcast on TSN June 1, live from Ottawa. King City ...

King City Lions take bronze at OFSAA championship

The revived King City Secondary School hockey program just keeps on rolling. For the second year in a row, the Lions took home both the York Region title and an OFSAA medal, after earning a bronze medal finish at the provincial tournament in Kincardine recently.

King minor midget Rebels fight through to championship

After finishing the regular season in third place, the King minor midget team continued to work on improving throughout the playoff rounds.

NobleKing Knights sweep through Peewee LL championship

Get out the brooms, it’s a clean sweep for the Peewee LL Nobleking Knights. The squad went undefeated in a whopping 10 games in the post-season to capture the Simcoe Region Local League title, culminating on Sunday with a three-games-to-none sweep of the LeFroy Ice Breakers.

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