Fire destroys home in Nobleton, no major injuries

March 20, 2018   ·   0 Comments

A home on Robinson Road in Nobleton was destroyed by a major fire on March 20. Although there were four people in the home at ...

Cohesive approach to large-scale development near King City

An innovative approach to large-scale development is taking shape near King City. King councillors received details of the King City North East Functional Servicing/Development Area Study (FSDAS), a comprehensive plan (template) to bring cohesiveness to a massive tract of land involving six property owners.

Town, Region, TRCA support New Oak Ridges Moraine park proposal

King Township is “ground zero” in the next phase of the battle to protect and preserve the Oak Ridges Moraine. This time, however, unlikely allies ...

Staff, public concerned about plan for 88 homes

A plan for 88 homes near King City drew concerns from both Township staff and residents. Bushland Heights Ltd. is looking for amendments to both the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw to permit their plans for 88 detached homes, east of Jane Street and north of King Road. The applicant is looking for relief to increase residential density and reduce environmental buffer zones on the property.

No increase in King’s 2018 budget

King residents received a bit of a break on their residential tax bills, thanks to a zero increase in this year’s budget. King is the only municipality in York, and perhaps all of the GTA, to do this. King council approved the 2018 operating and capital budgets Monday, after staff worked diligently to whittle down a previously recommended 2% hike.

Majority of Magna lands in King up for sale

The bulk of the 100-acre parcel at the corner of King Road and Jane Street in King is up for sale. The parcel, purchased by Magna International to serve as its new headquarters, is being divided and sold.

Township sells strip mall property for $10.75 million

King Township has sold its current municipal office and strip plaza for almost $11 million. Councillors approved the deal Monday night. Zancor Homes (King Cort) Ltd. will pay $10.75 million for the property at 2075 King Road in King City.

King’s history will come together in new book

The colourful history of King Township will come alive in a comprehensive book. King council, sparked by a request from the King Township Historical Society, has agreed to provide matching funds, up to $25,000 for the project. The funds will come from the proceeds of the annual council golf tournament, which traditionally earmarks its funds to the Parks, Recreation and Culture department.

Plans for gas bar well received

Plans to resurrect a gas bar in northern King came as good news to councillors recently. The public meeting revealed that the owner of the 1.81-acre property on Highway 11 is seeking a zoning bylaw amendment to permit a drive-thru car wash, service station and convenience store. The site was used as a gas station between 1974 and 2009.

New parklands a huge bonus for King

The idea of establishing a new park, and saving lands from development, came as great news to King councillors recently. King is supporting the idea of creating the East Humber Headwaters Park, located within the Oak Ridges Moraine, bounded by the 15th Sideroad, King Road, Dufferin and Bathurst.

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