COVID - 19 Update No. 71 - November 16, 2020 3:00 p.m.

​UPDATE 71 - November 16, 3 pm

King moves to new Red–Control COVID-19 level Citizens can still access most services virtually, some in person

On November 3 the Province of Ontario announced an updated plan in communities affected by COVID-19 called the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Under this new framework York Region moved into the "Red - Control" level effective today.

The new Red-Control level has not—as of today—resulted in any major changes to King Township's operations and services.

The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, been offering all administrative services to our businesses and residents virtually. Many services—including things like building permits, planning applications, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can all be accessed online.

King Township has re-opened some facilities and is now offering in-person services, subject to demand and in conjunction with current public health protocols.

Each Wednesday, limited in-person services are available by appointment only at the King Township Heritage and Cultural Centre at 2920 King Road, King City. Only commissioning services (i.e. foreign pension forms, statutory declarations, affidavits) and the issuance of marriage licenses are available.

Enhanced curbside pickup of garbage bag tags and blue/green bins is offered at King Township Public Library branches through its curbside pickup program.

You can visit our website at, call us at 905-833-5321 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or email us at

All essential services have continued, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection, by-law enforcement and roads.

Under the Red-Control zone, the following restrictions are in place:

  • The Trisan Centre Fitness Centre has re-opened with a limit of 10 people in the gym at one time. Pre-registration and COVID-19 screening are required.
  • Fitness classes with limit of 10 per class (classes commencing Monday, Nov. 23)
  • Hockey and figure skating programs return to the limit of only 10 participants on the ice at one time. Note: only training is permitted on the ice—no game play/scrimmage.​
  • Gatherings are confined to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
  • Religious services, weddings and funerals are confined to 30 per cent capacity indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • The maximum number of people seated inside a bar or restaurant is 10.
  • Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery are all permitted.​