Spring is always a busy and exciting time in King Township. We have several signature events that mark the arrival of the warmer weather: the Schomberg Farm Tour, Nobleton Victoria Day celebrations, the Schomberg Agricultural Fair and King City’s Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival.
Yet, there has been plenty of activity and hard work done during the past few months leading up to spring. Here are some highlights from the last quarter, along with some updates:
Defibrillators were installed at Nobleview Pines at 48 Wilsen Road in Nobleton and Kingview Court, at 90 Dew Street in King City. This was a result of a partnership I helped form between the Mikey Network, King Fire and Emergency Services and York Housing. The installation of these AEDs were the first to be installed in any of the York Housing facilities. Thanks and gratitude go out to King Fire and Emergency Services, York Region Housing and the Mikey Network for all of their hard work and generous efforts. In total, King Fire trained over 40 residents in CPR and defibrillation. [see press release here]
First-ever Nobleton Business Forum
Business leaders gather to promote Nobleton: read more HERE
King Economic Development Strategy – new video released.
Bridge Installed between Westport Court & Bluff Trail
Area residents have been requesting this addition for a number of years. I’m happy to have assisted in making this bridge a reality and pleased with the outcome.
Buddy Bench installed at St. Mary’s Elementary School
On June 17th at 9:30 am, St. Mary’s Catholic School will unveil their new playground addition: a buddy bench. The buddy bench is a simple idea that fosters friendship on the playground. A buddy bench also spreads the message of inclusion and kindness. Special thanks goes out to buddy bench donator and No Frills Nobleton proprietor John Ciarallo.
Tasca tree planting grant
We’ve recently been awarded a grant from CN EcoConnexions, “From the Ground Up” community tree-planting program. Our Parks Staff put a considerable amount of effort into this application and all of their hard work has paid off. A $25,000 matching grant will be issued to plant trees in Tasca Park, Nobleton’s new highly anticipated community park.
More Ward 2 and Township Notes:
– The Nobleton Zoning By-law is nearing completion. The final draft was presented May 2016.
Review summary HERE.
– The Official Plan Review, scheduled for completion January 2017
– Works have begun to resurface the Nobleton Arena parking lot
– Nobleton tennis courts will be resurfaced this fall
– In June, the King Township Sustainability Committee presented a talk on anti-idling at Nobleton Public School. Also noteworthy, NPS students helped clean-up the Nobleton Sports Park grounds after the Victoria Day celebrations. Parks and Rec will plant a tree at the school to thank them for their efforts.
– Road improvements are underway on King Road, from Hwy 27 to 8th Concession. More info HERE.
– The three old and vacant houses on the east side of King Road that had become an eye sore and community safety concern were recently taken down. I negotiated with Fandor to expedite the removal of these houses shortly after they purchased the site — formerly the home of Nobleton Truck Wreckers. Fandor Homes has initiated a planning application for this location. It is expected that work on the first phase of 44 homes for the development will commence shortly after the final environmental clearances have been confirmed.
– Reminder: Residents are encouraged to report traffic safety issues and community concerns to the YRP Community Concerns page here.
– New Lions Pool House Completed
– Tasca Park opens
– Tender approved for water main replacement at King Road and Highway 27. Click or tap HERE to view the Construction Notice.
Up-coming Nobleton Events
June 18th, 11 am – 2:30 pm, Nobleton Pool House Ribbon Cutting
June 28th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Tasca Park Ribbon Cutting
Great news for kids and parents alike – Nobleton’s newest park will open in time for summer vacation. To celebrate this achievement, we have invited the students from Nobleton Public and St. Mary’s elementary schools to join us in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Parks and Recreation staff will be on site to introduce the kids to the parks many features, the splash plash pad is sure to be a hit. The park also includes a regulation sized soccer field, basketball court, King’s first and only fully accessible playground, trails, a skate park, a tobogganing hill, and much more. Located on Parkheights Trail, Nobleton.
July 9th, 3 pm – 9 pm, Art in the Park, Tasca Park, Nobleton.
A community event in partnership with Arts Society King and the Township to celebrate the opening of Tasca Park. Highlights include:
- ASK’s first annual Battle of the Brushes live painting competition
- kid’s crafts
- culinary showcase of local food vendors – Summer Hill, Raffaele’s Cantina and Mario’s Bake Shop
- a performance by Humber River Shakespeare Company, “A midsummer night’s dream” at dusk
- free event – all welcome
September 10th, 11 am – 3 pm, Tasca Park Official Grand Opening
Join us for the Grand Opening of King Township’s largest community park. This event showcases everything that this amazing community park has to offer.
For a full list of King Township events and programs click or tap HERE.
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Wishing you all a great summer – I look forward to seeing many of you at our up-coming events. As always, your feedback and input is appreciated.
— David Boyd.