King City and Township
Internationally recognized for its prized cattle, lush vegetation and equestrian farms, King Township is located approximately 30 minutes north of Toronto, stretching from Bathurst Street to just east of Highway 50. Villages included in the Township are Ansnorveldt, Kettleby, King City, Laskay, Lloydtown, Nobleton, Pottageville, Schomberg and Snowball. Nearly 70% of King lands are situated in the protected area of the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Prosperous, Picturesque and Proud
The Township of King is a prosperous and vibrant community, proud of its rural traditions and committed to balancing the benefits of accessibility with the virtues of its natural environment.
King Township is located halfway between Toronto and Barrie, stretching from Bathurst Street to just east of Highway 50. It is approximately 40 minutes north of Pearson International Airport, accessible by Highways 400, 27, 9 and 11. The Township comprises 19 percent of the Regional Municipality of York and has a population nearing 20,000.
King features some of the most picturesque countryside in Ontario. The rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine are King's most prominent geographical features boasting forests, world class horse and dairy farms as well as Ontario's vegetable basket, the Holland Marsh.
Business, Education and Economic Development
King Township is home to Seneca College has also established a substantial rural campus in the Township on the former Eaton estate. The University of Toronto and Humber College are major landowners and may soon be locating here. We recognize the need for King to build on its strengths by becoming the host community for similar educational and corporate conference centres and head offices. The Township encourages new business to locate here. However, King is most desirous of enterprise which compliments the existing development, the rural setting and provide jobs for local residents.
Industry and Agriculture
Various light industries such as B.C. Instruments and Strider Resources call King their home. Unique to King Township and the Province of Ontario is the Holland Marsh. Called the province's vegetable basket, the marsh features deep fertile soil and a growing season sufficient to provide the entire province with a host of fresh produce. Farming activity ranges from large crop farms and livestock operations and dairy farms to market gardens and small pick-your-own orchards. Sod and nursery farms have also found the space required for their operations in King Township. Supporting the agribusiness are a variety of stores, feed mills and farm implement dealers.
Another striking feature of King Township is its many horse farms. Horses of all statuses, breeds and classes are a common sight on grassy slopes or along country roads. King's rolling hills provide the environment required to raise horses that have gained distinction around the world.
The following services to assist horse operations are readily available: veterinary services and an equine hospital; feed and track suppliers; training facilities and horse transport services; comprehensive equine consulting service providing feed management programs, educational materials, farm management advice and a sophisticated identification service. King has become an attractive location for anyone with a special interest in horses or for breeders wishing to establish a new farm or expand an already existing operation.
King Township meets the everyday needs of the family from organized activities such as swimming, tennis and hockey to walking trails, parks and conservation areas - all within an easy commuting distance of Toronto. The Township also boasts a number of world-class golf courses. The Township's three arenas, community halls, museum and senior centre are operated by Committees of Management on a user pay basis. There are also four full service public libraries. King Township is serviced by three well equipped fire halls and an ambulance service. The York Regional Police Force provides primary protection and is accessible via dialing 911.
Whether you live in the urbanized centres of King City, Schomberg, and Nobleton or in the countryside surrounding our many hamlets, you will enjoy a strong sense of community in the Township of King.