The new year has arrived ‘fast and furious’ with plenty of exciting initiatives, events and projects in the works for King Township. There’s never a dull moment as we work to support and enhance what our community strives to offer its residents, businesses and visitors. And last year was no exception, as well — a few Nobleton/Laskay/Ward Two highlights that come to mind:
The completion of Tasca Park has been a huge boon to the community. It promises to be a local hub of activity for years to come. The park includes a mini skate park, King’s first accessible playground, a splash pad, basketball court, soccer fields, walking trails and more. It was great to see the community come together for the grand opening celebration last September. It was also wonderful to have many of the Tasca family members attend the event — as well as the opportunity to honour Joe and Bernice Tasca for their years of support.
If you missed it the first-time round, the Tasca Park grand opening video was very well done — lots of smiling, familiar faces: CLICK/TAP to Watch Video Here
The new pool house has also been a welcome addition to the community. This year we plan to update the swimming pool and surrounding deck surfaces. At some point soon, a pavilion will be constructed in partnership with the Nobleton Lions Club.
The improvements to the Dr. William Laceby Community Center and Arena were put in motion, starting with the parking lot resurfacing. Upgrades will continue through 2017-2018. This year’s focus is on the roof, lobby area and score board.
Nobleton was the generous host to many diverse and entertaining events throughout the year. The King Loves Spring Events and the annual “Clean Up Day” were once again, positively received and a record-breaking number of volunteers participated. So great to see! Mother Nature cooperated with the much-anticipated Victoria Day celebrations – which is always a fantastic day for the town of Nobleton.
Arts Society King launched their first “Battle of the Brushes” event at Tasca Park – which was well attended, followed by a Shakespeare performance in the evening. The end of the year was capped off with an outstanding Nobleton Tree Lighting and holiday celebration.
Many of these events were successful because of the ongoing support of our local organizations, businesses and volunteers who selflessly offered their time, sponsorship/donations and expertise. We are truly fortunate to live in such a kind and generous community.
2017: Going Forward
The 2017 Budget includes several plans to revitalize the Nobleton core and continued construction to improve traffic flow. For example, the King Road and Highway 27 intersection will be widened and left hand turning lanes will be installed in all four directions. Another exciting element to this project is the streetscaping and urbanization of surrounding areas. Target areas include Highway 27, Parkview to Wilsen and King Road from Wellington to Lynnwood. The Township will be hosting public information sessions to allow residents to review, comment and ask questions.
Also noteworthy: There are plans to work with the TRCA to improve the connectivity of the Humber Trail system this year (off of Mill Road) — and the conversations will continue regarding the best direction for Laskay Hall.
Keep up-to-date on Township matters: bring your questions and concerns to the info night at the Nobleton Library this Tuesday, February 7th:
February 20: Family Day Winterfest at Cold Creek
February 6 – 23: Celebrating our students in fine art – ASK
February 15: Blood Clinic – Trisan Centre
King Weekly Sentinel (Page two contains Council Meeting dates, upcoming events, Public Notices, reminders etc.)
It’s an honour to continue to serve this community — as always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Ward Two Councillor, King Township