What is a Zoning By-law?

    A Zoning By-law is prepared under the requirements of Section 34 of the Planning Act. The Township’s various Zoning By-laws regulate the types of land use and the character, height, location, size and massing of buildings for all lands in the community. The rural areas of King Township including the Hamlets are currently regulated by Zoning By-law 74-53, as amended.

    Why prepare a new Rural Zoning By-law?

    The review of zoning for the rural area follows updates to zoning in the Township’s urban areas (the Villages), through the Nobleton Urban Area Zoning By-law 2016-71 and the King City and Schomberg Urban Area Zoning By-law 2017-66, respectively.

    There is a need to review and update the Zoning By-law 74-53 and 2005-23 primarily to ensure that the zoning conforms to local, Regional, and Provincial policy, and addresses the Township’s new Official Plan. We are seeking the community’s input on the issues that will need to be addressed.

    What is the Study Area?

    The Study Area for this Rural Zoning By-law Review includes those lands shaded in yellow, below. The Study Area excludes the urban Villages of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.

    When are the Virtual Public Open Houses and how can I Register to attend?

    Three Virtual Public Open Houses are being held in early December. Please note that the same material will be presented at each open house, so it is not necessary for interested persons to attend more than one meeting. Three virtual open houses are being held to provide different timeslot options for community participation, as follows:
    December 1, 2020 – 6:00 - 8:00pm
    December 3, 2020 – 6:00 - 8:00pm
    December 9, 2020 – 6:00 - 8:00pm

    Pre-registration is required and closes at 4:00pm the day of each Public Open House so that we may send you the meeting link and further instructions on how to participate. You will be able to join the meeting online or by telephone. The Virtual Public Open House will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform.

    TO REGISTER for this event and to learn more, please visit: https://king-township-rural-zoning-by-law-review.eventbrite.ca

    We look forward to you joining us!

    If I am unable to attend one of the Virtual Public Open Houses, how can I get involved?

    If you are unable to join a Virtual Public Open House, please visit https://speaking.king.ca/rural-area-zoning-by-law-review on or after approximately December 9 to view a copy of the presentation and recordings of the Virtual Public Open Houses. All materials related to this project will be posted on this webpage throughout the project.

    We welcome all ideas and input into this project. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact: Kristen Harrison, Policy Planner, Township of King by email at kharrison@king.ca or (905) 833-4065.