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

May 8, 2019   ·   0 Comments

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.

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.

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.

Davidson becomes newest MP for York-Simcoe

Residents in York-Simcoe have a new MP. Conservative Scot Davidson becomes the riding’s newest MP, after winning Monday night’s byelection. Filling the void left behind by retiring MP Peter Van Loan, Davidson keeps the riding true blue.

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