In addition to the Corporate Strategic Plan, the Township is guided by other medium to long-range plans in key areas.
WSP Canada Inc. (WSP) was retained by the Township of King to provide pavement engineering services to complete an assessment of a portion of the Township’s existing asphalt and gravel roads that were identified for improvements in the 2016 Roads Needs Study report and by the Township’s road operations staff. The Township will be resurfacing a number of paved roads and upgrading the existing surface-treated and gravel roads to a hot mix asphalt flexible pavement structure.
The purpose of this strategy and plan was to develop a data-driven, evidence-based approach for paving which is augmented by the 2016 Roads Needs Study (RNS) and the updated 2020 Transportation Master Plan (TMP). This approach will utilize the available traffic data, road usage information, and the results of a visual condition survey of the subject roads to determine how the Township should prioritize the paving of the asphalt, surface-treated and gravel roads included in this project for paving over a ten (10) year period between 2021 and 2031.
This link below to the paving strategy and pavement management report, summarizes the results of the visual condition survey, and details the methodology used in the development of the ten (10) year paving strategy and a summary of the paving strategy for the Township.
Transportation Master Plan (see below)
The Township of King aims to uphold strong standards of accessibility in our facilities, through online communication and by fulfilling format requests for documents wherever possible. Accessibility is key to ensuring that all citizens can access Township services, programs and spaces.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires municipalities to develop an accessibility plan to remove barriers for people with disabilities.
King Township has developed a strategy aimed at implementing the Transportation Master Plan’s recommended active transportation network. This includes new and upgraded sidewalks, multi-use pathways, paved shoulders, off-road trails, signed on-road cycling routes and mid-block crossings.
See: Transportation Master Plan (below)
Making the necessary advancements to the Township's Asset Management Program, through the regulated update of the Township's Asset Management Plan, will assist with corporate decision making that enables the municipality to achieve its goal of delivering sustainable services through asset procurement and/or renewal, improved risk management and getting the best value for tax dollars.
The King Climate Action Plan is a community wide plan to best mitigate, adapt and improve resilience to the effects and impacts of climate change on a local level both in the near and far term. This plan aims to provide a framework of future priorities, actions, studies and pilots. Directing the Township toward a resilient, adapted future allowing King Township to excel as a climate driven municipality in Ontario and Canada.
We are currently drafting the Climate Change Action Plan and we need your input! Please visit SpeaKING, the Township's online engagement site, which allows you to contribute your ideas and feedback on Township matters important to you. We want to empower you, our residents, to be more active in shaping your community and its future. We will listen to what you have to say, take your opinions into account and report back on how community input contributes to decisions!
The 2021 Community Tourism Plan starts at the foundation and works its way up. The focus begins with assisting tourism-related businesses and stakeholders achieve success for themselves through education and leadership. It then layers in support for businesses to work together to build and deliver new products and experiences.
The development of the Plan began in early 2020 before the COVID-19 Pandemic began and had to be put on hold while King Economic Development pivoted to support our businesses through new and innovative ways.
Despite the incredible challenges of the Pandemic, a silver lining has emerged through many of these new tourism opportunities and partnerships that were developed, truly showing the resiliency of our tourism stakeholders. King’s Economic Development team looks to support and foster the tourism sector and these new opportunities through the implementation of the Goals and Action Items of the 2021 King Township Community Tourism Plan.
The Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan provides analysis of King’s stormwater infrastructure to ensure that the required level of service to handle the anticipated growth can be provided throughout the Township. A Municipal Class Environmental Assessment was undertaken to guide this process.
- Notice of Completion
- Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan 2022
- Appendix A - Part 1
- Appendix A - Part 2
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- Appendix D
- Appendix E
- Appendix F
- Appendix G
- Appendix H
- Appendix I
- Appendix J
- Appendix K - Part 1
- Appendix K - Part 2
- Appendix L
- Appendix M
- Appendix N
- Appendix O
- Appendix P
For more information please contact:
Public Works Department
The Villages of King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg, along with several hamlets and smaller
communities, make up the predominantly rural King Township (“Township”), located within York
Region on the northern edge of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Through the development of a
Community Improvement Plan for the Village cores adopted by Council in September 2014, a
need for a Core Areas Parking Study (CAPS) was identified. The main goal of the CAPS is to
determine if a parking supply deficiency is present in any of the Core Areas, and to help address
the lack of understanding about the location of public parking facilities.
The purpose of this plan is to provide King Township Council, staff and the public with an overview of the changes within the corporate energy sector, opportunities for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at a corporate level, under the provincial mandate to update the plan!
The Township's Economic Development Plan is intended to identify strategic directions that build off existing strengths, as well as identify new and emerging opportunities on which to base the future prosperity of our community. The strategy identifies key challenges, gaps and barriers, assess the local asset base, assesses infrastructure requirements and identifies education and training enhancements as they relate to the achievement of successful economic development.
The Facilities Master Plan identifies recommendations and action items based on current service levels requirements and service gaps/opportunities for changes to existing service levels, while also considering future needs.
The King Township Heritage and Culture Master Plan is a comprehensive, long-term outlook designed to support the overall vision of King Township. The Plan emphasizes partnership and collaboration while extending the boundaries of cultural activities beyond the King Heritage and Cultural Centre site, to the entirety of the Township. This plan provides more opportunities to share King's history, support partner organizations, safeguard valuable heritage assets and promote community engagement.
The Township’s Our King Official Plan, titled Our King, was adopted by Council on September 23, 2019, and subsequently approved by York Region on September 24, 2020, subject to modifications and deferrals. The Township of King (Our King) Official Plan, 2019 directs land use planning for the Township of King Planning Area and replaces the Township of King Official Plan, 1970, the Community Plans for King City, Nobleton and Schomberg, and the Hamlet Secondary Plan, save and except on the lands subject to the deferrals.
The intent of the Official Plan is to establish a comprehensive, long-term vision for the future of the Township as a whole and a detailed policy framework to guide growth and development in the Township’s Villages, Hamlets, and rural area. The adopted Official Plan addresses the Township’s long-term planning requirements to the year 2031 and brought the Township into conformity with Regional and Provincial land use policy.
The Our King Official Plan and associated Schedules can be accessed on the Official Plan web page.
The Township is initiating its review of the Official Plan to develop a roadmap to guide growth in King to the year 2051. The Official Plan affects every resident, business and landowner in the Township. To stay informed and get involved visit the Official Plan Review project page on SpeaKING.
The Parks and Forestry Services Master Plan identifies recommendations and action items based on current service levels requirements and service gaps/opportunities for changes to existing service levels, while also considering future needs.
King Township prides itself on the parks, recreation and facility services that contribute many benefits to our citizens in the community. Citizens have access to a variety of programs, events, services and opportunities ranging from organized sports to music and food festivals.
The King Township Recreation & Community Master Plan sets out specific recommendations for the next (5) years based on 5 goals identified in the Framework for Recreation in Canada. These recommendations are aimed at increasing the ability of residents to live active and healthy lifestyles through King’s inclusive recreation, community engagement, environmental education and stewardship services. The Recreation & Community Master Plan sets priorities for the Township to provide physical activity, inclusive services, nature connection through recreation and strong community partnerships.In developing the recommendations for this plan, the Township has considered feedback from citizens, demographic characteristics of our community and trends and best practices when providing recreation and community services. This plan builds upon existing strategic and master plans previously developed.
The goal of developing and implementing of the Traffic Calming Strategy is a slower, safer KING.The focus of this program is on residential streets where excessive speeding is prevalent, particularly in neighbourhoods with high numbers of cyclists and/or pedestrians sharing the road with motorized traffic. It is not about reducing congestion, reducing trucks or eliminating cut-through traffic. Traffic calming is creating a safer roadside environment by reducing speeds and encouraging responsible driver behaviour.
The Trails Master Plan was created with the upmost respect and promotion of the Township's natural heritage, scenic beauty and rural traditions. The goal of this plan was to address route planning, trail standards, and the development of a prioritization and phasing strategy. The plan will benefit the Township in areas including health and fitness, transportation, economy and tourism, as well as the environment.
King Township's Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was developed to guide its trasportation network to the year 2031 and beyond. The plan and its vision will include strategies to improve different modes of travel including walking, cycling, transit and car. The public information centers provided residents an opportunity to comment on issues with travelling around the Township and provide input on ways to improve the multi-modal transportation network.
The Water/Wastewater Master Plans are infrastructure planning exercises that strive to maximize the use of the Township's current infrastructure, and identify where and how additional capacity may be provided to address the needs of new development areas outside of the current urban boundary, and redevelopment/intensification within the built boundary.
Additional information about these studies can be viewed by clicking on the following links: