‘Our King’ Official Plan nears completion

July 3, 2019   ·   0 Comments

King Township took a giant leap forward with the public unveiling of its new Official Plan – “Our King.” After years of work, public engagement, and a “fantastic” amount of input, King reached this milestone last week at a special public meeting, where the final draft of Our King was revealed.

Automotive facility moves ahead, car wash on hold

The operation and alterations to the Nobleton property that’s home to a car wash and auto service centre created some public concerns at King council recently. After public presentations and a lengthy discussion, council decided to allow the service centre to proceed with conditional occupancy, but they put a hold on the automated car wash. The application for 24/7 hours of the coin-operated car wash was denied.

Nobleton project will reflect community’s flavour

A new and improved project for downtown Nobleton checks all the boxes. A proposal for commercial and residential blocks, surrounding the historic Hambly House, is heralded as “exciting.” Council okayed staff recommendations for the bylaw amendment, that will give Nobleton Heritage Development Inc. the go-ahead for 33 apartments and 1,877 square metres of commercial space.

New posts for local MPPs Lecce and Mulroney

The MPPs representing King residents have new positions at Queen’s Park. King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce and York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney have new cabinet ministries, following a major shuffle last week by Premier Doug Ford. The changes, he said, will “build on the priorities for the people of Ontario for the year ahead.”

King reduces speed on Mill Road

In response to residents’ concerns, King council has decided to reduce the speed on Mill Road just east of Nobleton.

Riding loses longest-serving female MPP Julia Munro

Julia Munro, former MPP for York-Simcoe, passed away earlier this week at age 77. She was the longest-serving female MPP in history, being first elected in 1995. The MPPs serving King-Vaughan expressed their sadness on the passing of Ontario’s longest serving representative.

Nobleton Christmas Drive wraps up after two decades

“Mrs. Claus” has decided to retire. No longer able to dedicate the time needed to make the Nobleton Christmas Drive a success, founder Mimi Buchanan/Lyons has decided to retire. The drive will no longer continue in its current form, and the name will go with her.

Abby Family Day this Saturday

We Believe in Abby Family Day arrives this Saturday, June 15 from 11 a,.m. to 3 p.m. at Hickstead Memorial Park in Schomberg, 21 Summit ...

Reward offered following Kingscross home invasion

A Kingscross man is offering a reward for a sentimental item, following a home invasion and robbery over the weekend. The resident (who wishes to remain anonymous) said both he and his wife were home asleep when the culprits entered and began ransacking the home, in the early morning hours this past Saturday.

King, York voice concerns over Bill 108

King has joined the Region of York in voicing concerns and opposition to the Province’s Bill 108. Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 sets out changes to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

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