It’s that time of year again – the transition from summer to fall often signifies a time of new beginnings. Back-to-school and regular work hours and for many of us hockey parents — fall means returning to our local rinks, as well as new programs at our libraries, schools and community centres. When you stop and think about it, we are engaging in many of the activities that help create and build community. Fall is an exciting time full of opportunity and change — new classmates and teammates, and for the parents who chauffeur their kids to their favourite activities — it’s a time to connect with friends and neighbours.
There are plenty of activities and events coming up: this Saturday, September 23rd is Doors Open King – providing an opportunity for a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of King Township’s heritage treasures. Two Nobleton locations will be opening their doors for this event, The Nobleton Feed Mill and the Women’s Institute (Community Hall).
Also coming up soon, Sunset Grill in Nobleton has partnered with King Custom Cleaner’s for a customer appreciation celebration, “Cars, Coffee and Waffles” on September 24th – event info is here. The King Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Excellence in Business Awards is on September 28th at Nobleton Lakes Golf Course – event and ticket info here.
The Holland Marsh Soupfest is right around the corner on September 30th — be sure to stop by and sample my “Nobleton Chowder.” The annual King Township Foodbank Sip & Savour fundraiser is October 19th at Nobleton Lakes Golf Course and plans are already in the works to celebrate the holidays in our villages.
The final Cruise Night, hosted by Mario’s Bake Shop and area businesses, will be held on Thanksgiving weekend on October 8th with proceeds going to Sick Kids hospital.
Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 – 14th. I encourage everyone to attend the King Fire and Emergency Services Open House on October 4th at the Schomberg Fire House, 3:30 – 7:30 pm (91 Proctor Road).
Adding to the excitement are the arrival of many new businesses offering their services to Nobleton and the surrounding community. Welcome to the neighbourhood The Layered Shop, Loconte Meats, Sasso’s Trattoria & Wine Bar, Wonderland Day Care, Aria School of Music and coming soon, St. Phillips Bakery.
There is an ongoing flurry of activity as our villages continue to evolve and revitalize. Of note, King is making substantial investments towards our infrastructure.
Here is a glimpse of current and upcoming projects:
We are anxious to break ground this fall on the construction of Budweth Park, the future location of the neighbourhood park serving the new Tribute Homes subdivision.
The Township was successful with our grant application for federal and provincial government funds to support Phase One of the Phase Two Nobleton sewer project. It is expected that a meeting will be held for the impacted residents in November. Stay tuned for more information.
We are partnering with York Region on a major core revitalization project. The intersection improvement designed project will incorporate northbound and southbound left-turn lanes on Highway 27. The Township will also incorporate streetscaping on both Highway 27 and King Road. This includes new sidewalks starting from Ellis Ave., extending northwards to Wilsen Rd. The project will be tendered in the fall for 2018 construction start date.
Regarding the Regional work currently underway on King Road – it is slated for completion by early November. Thank you for your patience and taking extra care when rerouting through our side roads and concessions.
Engineering is being completed for the paving and reconstruction of the 10th Concession to the 15th Side Road and the 15th to Highway 27.
The Township is investing in our trail network. Recent improvements include completing the loop at Davis Park and Parks staff have been working with the TRCA on plans to expand our area trail networks.
Upgrades and improvements continue at Dr. William Laceby Community Centre and Arena: Wheelchair accessible washrooms have been installed at the arena and the Township has also partnered with the Nobleton Lions to construct a pavilion at the Nobleton Sports Park.
Zoning has been approved and construction of the plaza at 191 Mactaggart should be commencing shortly. The plaza will be a mix of retail and commercial office space, offering increased services and local retail options to our residents. It is a great opportunity for anyone looking to relocate or open a new business in our community.
Laskay Hall was successfully transported to its new location at the site of the King Heritage and Cultural Centre on King Road. I would like to acknowledge the many volunteers and Hall Board members for the many years of stewardship and the magnificent service they have dedicated on behalf of the Township in caring for this legacy building. The Township is currently working with the Hall Board on a public art piece that will be displayed in the village of Laskay. We are also planning a revitalization of Laskay Park.
I shall continue to keep you up-to-date with the whirlwind of activity planned over the next few months — before we know it, 2018 will be here. Please reach out anytime; my email is email@example.com or you are welcome to call me at (647) 529-8597.