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Mackenzie hospital facilities will be on the cutting edge

May 29, 2019   ·   0 Comments

While the pressure continues to mount to meet the health care needs of York residents, the new Mackenzie Health facility in Vaughan is on track. In less than 600 days, the new hospital will open its doors, and stand ready to serve King residents. Altaf Stationwala, president and CEO of Mackenzie Health, provided an update to King councillors recently.

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

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

King Township buys former Nobleton Jr. school site for $5.5 million

King Township has added an 8.4-acre property in Nobleton to its valuable inventory. Councillors voted to purchase the former Nobleton Junior Public School site from the York Region District School Board for $5.5 million.

King reviewing streetscaping projects

Spring is in the air, and King Township staff are looking at ways to spiffy up local towns and villages. At a public meeting recently, Chris Fasciano, director of parks, recreation and culture, delivered a presentation on various improvements and streetscaping work across King.

Drive-through proposal supported with adjustments; public totally opposed

Despite vocal public opposition, and even some dissent from councillors, King council voted 4-3 to allow changes to a King City parcel that will permit a Starbucks with a drive-through component. After hearing from a crowd of opponents, Mayor Steve Pellegrini asked for some changes to staff recommendations regarding the physical layout of the plan, before supporting it.

King receives $725K from Province

King has received a much-appreciated injection of funding, thanks to a commitment from the Province. King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce, and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visited the King Township offices Monday afternoon, to make the announcement.

Townhouse development on Keele deemed too dense

A proposed townhouse development on Keele will be going back to the drawing board, after recommendations from King staff and councillors. The public had an opportunity to see the initial application by King Keele Developments (Stateview Homes) at a public meeting March 18. Local opposition centred around the density of the development, as well as traffic impacts.

King’s 2019 budget carries 2.3% tax hike

Cognizant of every tax dollar, King’s treasurer presented the 2019 operating budgets with minimal impacts to taxpayers. After being told by councillors to trim some staff expenses, Allan Evelyn presented the 2019 budgets Monday in a marathon council session.

Art sale at Olde Mill aids humanitarian mission

The artists at the Olde Mill Art Gallery & Shoppe in Schomberg welcomed a new addition. Original works by local artists are for sale, with proceeds ...

Council allows demolition of home in Kettleby

In a tug-of-war between heritage value and individual property owners’ rights, the taxpayer won out. King councillors decided to allow the demolition of a Kettleby home, making way for a fitting replacement – an addition to this historic gem of a hamlet.

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