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​Welcome to the COVID-19 King Township Information Hub


Here you will find the latest information and updates on COVID-19 impacts on our programs and services. Please check back for regular updates. You can also follow us on social media for additional news: Twitter and Facebook

The health and safety of our community and residents are our number one priority and we continue to monitor the situation very closely.
 

​Use the Ministry of Health's self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek care.

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​​​​LATEST​ UPDATES BELOW​​

​UPDATE 44 - June 1, 4 pm
​To help support our local small businesses, today King Township is joining the ShopHERE powered by Google program, with a goal of helping local businesses sell online this year. ShopHERE, powered by Google, which started in the City of Toronto, helps independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is now available to small businesses in King Township. Local businesses and artists can apply for the program at www.economicking.ca/shophere/ to get their online store built at no-cost.
News release: https://bit.ly/kingDMS​​
​UPDATE 43 - June 1, 3:45 pm
​King ​has re-opened some outdoor facilities on  Here's the news release with more information: bit.ly/kingreopening
The release includes extensive details on what’s opening and what’s not. It’s important to note that gatherings are still limited to five people or less and we are requiring people to practice physical distancing, good hygiene and to wear face coverings when appropriate.
​UPDATE 42 - May 28
​The Ontario government is extending all emergency orders in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 9.
Current emergency orders include the closure of outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, public swimming pools and outdoor water facilities, as well as bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery. Additionally, there continues to be restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules remain in place for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women's shelters.
More information: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-extending-emergency-orders-during-covid-19-outbreak.html​​
​UPDATE 41 - May 22, 12 pm
​King is tentatively re-opening some outdoor facilities on June 1. Here's the news release with more information: bit.ly/kingreopening
The release includes extensive details on what’s opening and what’s not. It’s important to note that gatherings are still limited to five people or less and we are requiring people to practice physical distancing, good hygiene and to wear face coverings when appropriate.
These guidelines are critical to maintaining the health and safety of both staff and citizens. As Mayor Steve Pellegrini says in the release, we may have grown tired of life with the virus, but the virus has not grown tired of us.
Reopening infographic
​UPDATE 40 - May 20, 11:50 am
King Township's Public Library is developing a plan to safely offer modified services, such as curbside pickup, to ensure everyone’s health and safety. The Library will continue to keep everyone informed as decisions are made and plans confirmed. If you have any additional questions, please email info@kinglibrary.ca. Emails will be answered between the hours of 9 - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.​
​UPDATE 39 - May 19, 12:15 pm
​The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force until May 29, 2020. That includes the closure of bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery only, restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women's shelters. The government is also allowing drive-in religious gatherings.


Today, the province officially enters the first stage of its Framework for Reopening the Province. As part of this initial stage, the government is permitting the reopening of some outdoor recreational amenities, including outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, off-leash dog areas, and outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas, effective as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, fitness equipment, public swimming pools, splash pads and similar outdoor water facilities will remain closed until later stages of the province's reopening plan.

More information: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-extends-emergency-orders-to-keep-people-safe.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p

​UPDATE 38 - May 19, 9:30 am
​In accordance with the Provincial announcement on Thursday May 14th 2020 Stage 1 Openings, effective Tuesday May 19th 2020, all construction projects with a valid Building Permit may commence and/or continue construction. The Building Division will now release approved building permits for works in accordance with standard procedures. ​

​With this enhancement to allowable construction comes the stipulation that all construction sites must meet or exceed the Ministry of Labour's (MOL) Guidelines for Construction site Health and Safety during COVID-19.  The health and safety of citizens, workers and Township staff remains top priority and we fully support the shuttering of any site that doesn't meet these requirements. Please visit the MOL website for details regarding these Guidelines.

​Should you have questions about impacted services, electronic permit applications or how to apply or pick-up permits, please contact one of the Building Division Permit Administrators.   ​
​UPDATE 37 - May 15, 12:55 pm
On Thursday, May 14, 2020 the Ontario government announced details regarding Ontario’s first stage of reopening, set to begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., for those workplaces prepared to do so.

Staff has reviewed the detailed list of stage 1 openings and are exploring options for the following: 
  • Curbside pick-up for libraries
  • Opening tennis courts and dog p​arks
  • Opening Cold Creek Conservation Area
Details regarding opening of the above activities will be available and communicated as soon as all required protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and the general public.
 
All Township municipal facilities, including library branches, will continue to remain closed to the public until further notice.
 
The Township will not permit public use of any municipal facilities (outdoor or indoor) at this time. All playground equipment and amenities, including shade structures and skateboard parks remain closed. Trails and green open spaces will remain open.

Residents will be reminded that while restrictions are loosening, we must continue to respect the Province’s limit of gatherings of no more than 5 people unless they are from the same household, and stay 2 meters (6 feet) or more apart from anyone that is not in your household to keep everyone safe.
Staff will continue to review the Ontario government’s phased re-opening to identify further operational and service level impacts under municipal jurisdiction.
 
From a business retail perspective, the Economic Development Division continues to assist businesses in pivoting their operations through providing guidance and assistance, especially as the reopening stages are announced.
​UPDATE 36 - May 14, 11:30 a.m.
​The Regional Municipality of York is partn​ering with Kingbridge Conference Centre and Hotel, located in the Township of King, and The Salvation Army York Housing and Support Services to provide a temporary transitional shelter for residents experiencing homelessness.​ Click here for media release.​
​UPDATE 35 - May 14, 10:30 am


Here are a number of updates this morning:

  • Our Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, May 18, 2020 for Victoria Day. However, if there is an urgent matter, please contact our after-hours call centre at 905-833-5321.
  • Following the advice of public health officials, King Township has cancelled the Nobleton Victoria Day celebrations including the parade, fair and fireworks. 
  • Trails owned and operated by the Township remain open. To find out where these trails are located, please view King's Trail M​ap
    • Note: the Cold Creek Conservation Area​ trails remain open, however the access gates for vehicles remains locked until further notice. Limited parking is available in front of the main gates on the shoulder of the driveway.
  • ​​York Region waste depots are now accepting e-waste (electronic waste) and metal/appliances at their respective depots.  Depots continue to be open during regular hours of operation. NOTE: All depots will be closed on Monday May 18, 2020 for the statutory holiday. Please visit York.ca/wastedepots​​​ for more information
  • On Monday, May 25, 2020 a Virtual Working Session of Committee of the Whole will take place for the 2020 Water/Wastewater Master Plan Presentation. You can tune in live at http://meeting.king.ca from 5pm to 6pm.Virtual Council Meeting Website Banner - May 25th.png


​UPDATE 34 - May 12, 3:20 pm
​The Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Passed during a special sitting of the Ontario Legislature today, the Declaration of Emergency has been extended until June 2.
The declaration will allow Ontario to continue to enforce current emergency orders, such as restricting retirement and long-term care home employees from working in more than one facility and prohibiting events and gatherings of more than five people. The emergency was first declared on March 17.
More information: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/declaration-of-emergency-extended-while-ontario-gradually-reopens-the-economy.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p

​UPDATE 33 - May 7, 1:25 pm
​The Ontario government has developed a comprehensive framework to help hospitals assess their readiness and begin planning for the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures, while maintaining capacity to respond to COVID-19. Timelines will vary from hospital to hospital and be conditional on approval by regional oversight tables involved with planning and coordinating Ontario's response to COVID-19. ​
More information: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-releases-plan-to-resume-scheduled-surgeries-and-procedures.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p​​
​UPDATE 32 - May 6, 1:55 pm
​ The Ontario government is allowing all retail stores with a street entrance to provide curbside pickup and delivery, as well as in-store payment and purchases at garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and safety supply stores. The business owners should review the health and safety guidelines developed by the province and its health and safety association partners.
More information: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-further-eases-restrictions-on-retail-stores-and-essential-construction-during-covid-19.html
​​​UPDATE 31 - May 6, 10:35 pm
​The Ontario government is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This electricity rate relief, initially provided for a 45-day period starting on March 24, 2020, has been extended by an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The rate relief is intended to be in place for an additional 24 days.  
More information: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-extends-electricity-rate-relief-during-covid-19.html​​
​UPDATE 30 - May 5, 12:35 pm
​Following the best advice from public health officials, the Township of King has made the decision to cancel the Nobleton Victoria Day celebrations including the parade, fair and fireworks. We thank our community for their understanding during this difficult time, and hope you and your families stay safe.​
​UPDATE 29 - May 5, 12:25 pm
With the cancellation of Canada Day in Kettleby, some of our 2020 sponsors made the decision to redirect their funds to the King Township Food Bank for a grand total of $6,000!
We are so thankful that these businesses chose to support an organization that is so very important – now more than ever. Visit ktfb.ca/how-to-help/ to see how you can help!

King Township Foodbank Thank-you image
​UPDATE 28 - May 5, 12:16 pm
​Bored at home? Trying to keep the kids busy? Have a positive story to share? We've got you covered with our King At Home and #StayKingConnected programs. bit.ly/kingathome for more info.

King at Home Poster
​UPDATE 27 - May 5, 12:15 pm
​NEWS RELEASE: King Township ramps up support for local businesses: https://bit.ly/kingbusinesssupport​​

King Business Support Measures Info-Graphic
​UPDATE 26 - April 24, 12:30 pm
Waste collection bins purchase online
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Building permit submission online

The Township of King is now accepting electronic building permit applications.
Small electronic building permit applications can be submitted by email in PDF format
to bldsubmissions@king.ca 

Large building permit applications can be submitted at the Building Division's front counter (temporarily, at the Township drop-box during the COVID-19 pandemic) on a USB drive or re-writable DVD.

For more information and guidelinesvisit the building department's webpage here.​

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Fire burn permit information



Electronic council meeting May 4



​Donation bins closed 

The pick-up of ALL textile donations from homes, partners and the donation bins across Canada have stopped, effective immediately.​

​UPDATE 25 - Mon., April 20, 1:20 pm
​The Regional Municipality of York has re-opened public access to the York Regional Forest, with stricter guidelines for all users.

Residents are responding well to messages from York Region Public Health on the importance of physical distancing and the role it plays in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 across our communities.

With milder weather coming, York Region recognizes the need for people to get outside and connect with nature and the much-needed health benefits our public tracts provides.

The following guidelines are in place for all users at the York Regional Forest and its 21 public forest tracts:
  • All dogs MUST be leashed at all times (the off-leash dog area at Bendor and Graves Forest Tract will remain closed until further notice)
  • Practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres between yourself and other forest users, both on the tracts and in common parking areas
  • Do not litter, including garbage, personal protective equipment and pet waste
  • Please be kind and act responsibly​
The York Regional Forest is made up of 2,400 hectares of protected land, located in different parts of the Region with 21 public tracts and more than 120 kilometres of trail. For a list of York Regional Forest tracts, visit york.ca/yrf
​UPDATE 24 - Thurs., April 16, 2:50 pm
​In order to protect some of our most vulnerable citizens, King has created an online information resource for those with disabilities. It includes information on how to get essentials like groceries and prescriptions while keeping a physical distance from others, financial assistance, and entertainment options.

​To view the list, please visit: http://king.ca/Government/Departments/Administration/Pages/Resources-for-Persons-with-Disabilities.aspx
​UPDATE 23 - Wed., April 15, 10 am
On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature, the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days.

This will allow the government to continue to use every tool at its disposal to protect the health and safety of the people of Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passed during a special sitting of the Ontario legislature and with the full cooperation of all parties, the Declaration of Emergency has been extended until May 12. The extension of the provincial declaration of emergency allows Ontario to continue to enforce current emergency orders, such as the closure of all non-essential workplaces, outdoor amenities such as parks and recreational areas, public places and bars and restaurants, as well as restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and prohibitions against price-gouging.

Ontario news release announcing the extension​
 
​UPDATE 22 - Wed., April 8, 2020, 1 pm
​Navigating the different levels of government is difficult in the best of times. We've put together a guide to help citizens know exactly which levels of government are responsible for different services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a full size version > Roles and Responsibilities

​UPDATE 21 - Wed., April 8, 2020, 12:15 pm
​King Township is about to kick off its annual Spring Cleaning program. Here's what to expect during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to help: (Click here for a full size version > Spring Cleaning infographic

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​UPDATE 20 - Mon., April 6, 2020, 11:45 am
​Recognizing the level of effort and complexity of organizing events of this magnitude, and in consideration of all the best advice from public health officials, the Township is taking the following action:
  • All public and private events at municipal facilities or parks up to and including Canada Day are postponed or cancelled.
  • Full removal of the ice at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg until June 30. There will be no spring hockey or skating season.
We thank the public for its patience during this unprecedented event. 
​UPDATE 19 - Fri., April 3, 2020, 7:20 pm
​Statement by Mayor Pellegrini on first COVID-19 related death in King Township: https://bit.ly/2V1adP7​​
​UPDATE 18 - Thurs., April 2, 2020, 1:30 pm
​In order to protect some of our most vulnerable citizens, King has created an online information resource for seniors. It includes information on how to get essentials like groceries and prescriptions while keeping a physical distance from others, financial assistance, and entertainment options.

​To view the list, please visit: http://king.ca/Government/Departments/Administration/Pages/Resources-for-Seniors.aspx​​​

News release: https://bit.ly/2UDaA3C​
​UPDATE 17 - Wed., April 1, 2020
​Due to the fact all levels​ of government are enacting stricter containment measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, King Township is extending the closure of its facilities and cancellation of recreational programs until further notice.

This decision has been made with guidance from York Region Public Health, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our citizens and staff.

All essential services will continue, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection and road and sidewalk maintenance.

Some non-essential services may be impacted.

Please regularly visit King's COVID-19 and COVID-19 Impacted Services website pages as information is updated frequently as the situation continues to unfold.

Citizens can still do business with King on our website at www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at serviceking@king.ca.

We thank the public for their patience.

​UPDATE 16 - Wed., April 1, 2020
We're reminding residents and businesses that NO DUMPING of any kind in any park or municipal receptacle is allowed. King Township has increased the limit of curbside garbage containers from two to three during the COVID-19 pandemic. ​Bin sticker FINAL.jpg

Household garbage and medical waste dumped in municipal receptacles may put our staff and others in danger, attract animals and create an unsightly mess. Please do your part to dispose of all waste responsibly through curbside collection or at a public waste depot. 

Yard waste collection starts the week of March 30th, 2020 and will be picked up bi-weekly through to the end of November. ​No changes to the start date, frequency, or duration have been made to this program. There is no limit on the number of containers that can be put out. Residents are able to use rigid open-top containers (i.e. blue boxes) to help alleviate the need for trips to the store for yard waste collection bags. Please have yard waste out to the curb by 7:00 AM on your regularly scheduled collection day*. ​

*There are some exceptions due to holidays. ​For information on waste collection days or what material can be accepted, consult the 2020 Waste Collection Calendar

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or email serviceking@king.ca.


​UPDATE 15 - Tues., March 31, 10 am
​In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings.

In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

This new order would close all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities everywhere in Ontario, including but not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities.

Green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and conservation areas that aren't otherwise closed would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. Ontario's provincial parks and conservation reserves remain closed.
​UPDATE 14 - Mon., March 30, 3:35 pm
​NEWS RELEASE: King ensuring citizens and businesses stay informed about COVID-19 relief measures from every level of government. https://bit.ly/2JpNZB1​​
​UPDATE 13 - Mon., March 30, 2:20
Due to COVID-19, the Township has closed all playground equipment and amenities, including shade structures and skateboard parks. This equipment cannot be properly sanitized and does not allow for adequate physical distancing in line with Federal and Provincial recommendations. Signage and caution tape is being placed in all King Township parks. 


We strongly encourage all residents to stay healthy by following public health officials recommendations:

  • Practice physical distancing, which means:
    • Work from home where possible
    • Do not congregate in groups larger than five (5) people.
    • Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) space between you and others (outside of your immediate family)
    • Avoiding non-essential trips in the community
    • Keeping kids away from group settings
    • Avoiding visits to long-term care homes and other care settings (unless you are essential, as described above)
​UPDATE 12 - Mon.​​, March 30, 12:37​ pm

Yard waste collection starts the week of March 30th, 2020 and will be picked up bi-weekly through to the end of November. ​No changes to the start date, frequency, or duration have been made to this program. There is no limit on the number of containers that can be put out. Residents are able to use rigid open-top containers (i.e. blue boxes) to help alleviate the need for trips to the store for yard waste collection bags. Please have yard waste out to the curb by 7:00 AM on your regularly scheduled collection day*. ​

*There are some exceptions due to holidays. ​For information on waste collection days or what material can be accepted, consult the 2020 Waste Collection Calendar

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or email serviceking@king.ca.

​UPDATE 11 - Mon., March 30, 11:45 am
Ontario Energy Board COVID-19 UPDATE - Time-of-use pricing

​The Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. As a result, starting on March 24, 2020, residential and small business customers on time-of-use (TOU) pricing will pay 10.1 ¢/kWh no matter what time of day the electricity is consumed. This means that TOU customers will be paying the off-peak price throughout the day as long as the Emergency Order remains in place. The Government has indicated that it intends to keep the 10.1 ¢/kWh pricing in place for 45 days.

The 10.1 ¢/kWh pricing applies automatically – no customer action is required. Some customers may receive a bill before their utility or unit sub-meter provider is able to implement the price change, in which case they will receive a credit on the following bill.

For more information, read the Government's news release at https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-providing-electricity-relief-to-families-small-businesses-and-farms-during-covid-19.html

Also visit https://.oeb.ca/newsroom/2020/oeb-covid-19-update, for the latest updates from the Ontario Energy Board on measures its taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.​

​​UPDATE 10 - Wed., March 25, 9:25 pm

​King Township has issued a media release regarding the continued delivery of vital and essential services.

At this time, the Township’s emergency management team and senior staff continue to meet daily to ensure timely decisions are made based on recommendations from the Province, Region and Public Health officials. King has set-up its Emergency Operations Centre, currently operating at an enhanced monitoring level, ready to escalate its status if/when circumstances warrant in accordance with its Emergency Plan and best practices.

Read the entire Media Release: https://bit.ly/39mAUTA

The Township also encourages residents to regularly check our Impacted Township Services page for new updates.

Today’s updates included a detailed FAQ under Finance and Taxes regarding the waiving of penalties and interest fees for property taxes, and under Waste Collection regarding a temporary increase in the number of accepted garbage containers from two to three, a reminder about the proper disposal of medical masks and gloves into the garbage and the stoppage of all textile donation pickups from homes/partners/bins.

If you require additional information or questions, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or email serviceking@king.ca.

​UPDATE 9​ - Tues., March 24, 10:08 am

​Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Ontario government has ordered at-risk workplaces to close-down, while encouraging businesses to explore opportunities to continue operations through work-from-home and innovative business models.

At the same time, the government reminds businesses to put in place protocols for physical distancing and regular hand-washing in order to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public. 

You can read the province's news release here: https://bit.ly/2QJBPXI

You can review the province's list of essential services here: https://go.aws/2J8d4QS

UPDATE 8 - Mon., March 23, 10:55 am

​King Township is collaborating with local business as they adapt to providing residents with socially distant shopping options. It has also created a central hub for residents to access local shopping while still maintaining social distancing.

All King residents are encouraged to visit ShopKing to learn more about socially distant shopping alternatives that will support our local economy.​ You can read our news release about King's efforts to help local businesses during the pandemic here: https://bit.ly/3doazYz​

Local businesses that are offering socially distant alternatives and are not yet listed on the site are encouraged to contact King’s Economic Development staff. They are also available to provide guidance, support and assistance to businesses looking for information on programs services and measures through and beyond these challenging times. Feel free to contact them by e-mail at ecdev@king.ca or by phone at 905-833-4016.

Additional resources are available from the following websites:

​​ ​​UPDATE 7 - S​at., March 21, 11:33 am - Additonal update Mon., March 30, 2:40 pm

Due to COVID-19, the Township has closed all playground equipment and amenities, including shade structures and skateboard parks. This equipment cannot be properly sanitized and does not allow for adequate physical distancing in line with Federal and Provincial recommendations. Signage and caution tape is being placed in all King Township parks. 


We strongly encourage all residents to stay healthy by following public health officials recommendations:

  • Practice physical distancing, which means:
    • Work from home where possible
    • Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) space between you and others (outside of your immediate family)
    • Avoiding non-essential trips in the community
    • Keeping kids away from group settings
    • Avoiding visits to long-term care homes and other care settings (unless you are essential, as described above)

​ ​UPDATE 6 - Sat., March 21, 11:30 am

​ ​In order to help citizens through the COVID-19 pandemic, King is waiving monthly penalties on taxes through June 29, 2020​. Information on due dates and payment methods:

​UPDATE 5 - Thurs., March 19, 4:45 pm

​For a list of all COVID-19 impacted Township services, Click Here​.

​UPDATE 4 - Tues., March 17, 7:33 pm

​Statement from Mayor Steve Pellegrini concerning King's efforts to stop the spread of the virus while maintaining our core services. Click Here​​​

​UPDATE 3 - Sat., March 14, 11:40 am

​We received a question about disinfecting our parks' playground equipment. Staff will explore the best way to do this in the coming days. No matter how we end up treating the equipment, the best line of defence is to practice proper hand washing and hygiene.​
We also received a questions about gym memberships. We will extend gym memberships at town facilities to match the length of the closure.​​

​UPDATE 2 - Fri., March 13, 5:30 pm

​With guidance from York Region Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both our residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic, King Township is responding with the following changes in operations at this time:

King Township will be closing all recreation, library, and cultural facilities to the public starting at midnight Sun., March 15 through to Sun., April 5. Programming at these facilities are also cancelled.

The Municipal Centre at 2585 King Rd. will also be closed to the public effective immediately. 

All essential services will continue, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection and roads.

​Some non-essential services may be impacted.

Citizens can still do business with King on our website at www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at  serviceking@king.ca.​

We thank the public for their patience.

NEWS RELEASE: Click Here​

​UPDATE 1 - Fri., March 13, 12:04 pm

​Due to Ontario's Chief Medical Officer's recommendation to immediately suspend gatherings of more than 250 people, King is cancelling tomorrow's Maple Syrup Fest at Cold Creek Conservation Area.

​York Region Public Health continues to closely monitor and respond to COVID-19 globally, across Canada and here in York Region

Public Health is working closely with hospitals and community health care providers to keep them informed on the evolving situation and ensure reporting and management of any persons under investigation. ​