King City


King City, in the Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests ecoregion, is distinguished by its rolling hills and forests. Many small lakes and ponds are in the area. Creeks and streams from King City, the surrounding area, and from as far west as Bolton and as far east as Stouffville form the beginnings for the East Humber River.

Prospering in the countryside setting are many stables and other farms on the 147.938 km² of land area occupied by the town of King City. King City has a continental climate moderated by the Great Lakes and influenced by warm, moist air from the south, and cold, dry air from the north.

King City does not have its own municipal government; it is represented municipally on King Township council by two councilors, in Wards 1 and 5. Ward 1 covers King City east of Keele St, and includes the communities of Eversley, Snowball and Temperanceville. Ward 5 includes the western part of King City to Highway 400.

The King City Community Centre and King City Arena host numerous activities, such as yoga classes and youth hockey league matches. They also host many community events throughout the entire year, as well as public King Township meetings.  King City Memorial Park, which is next to the arena, has two baseball fields, several soccer fields, two children’s playgrounds, and four tennis courts. An open, covered area is used for public events and picnics.

Residents are within a ten minute commute to recreational areas in other communities. The Maple Community Centre, which is operated by the City of Vaughan, offers services and memberships to non-Vaughan residents. Services available include a fitness centre, a pool for lap and family swimming, and a public library.