Monday, May 28, 2018

King Township sees the light...


                                                                                                 Photo by Barry Wallace
New and better streetlights for King villages
Over 2,000 streetlights in King Township will begin this week to be converted from HPS to LED types, improving visibility and safety, reducing pollution and using significantly less power.   King City is first to get the new lights (see photo of Keele Street above) followed by Nobleton and Schomberg.  The project is to be completed by the end of September and should pay for itself, through reduced maintenance and power consumption within nine years.  During the light replacement phase, existing poles will be evaluated to consider any existing deficiencies (straightening or replacing).
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Barry Wallace  

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Dog lovers abound in King...

 Photos by Barry Wallace
New sign joins familiar landmark on Hwy. 27
A couple of new carved canines have joined the pack of mutts that have, for several years, greeted visitors and caught the eyes of passers-by at 16200 Hwy. 27, a little north of the 18th Sideroad, south of Schomberg.   I wonder 'howl' they'll all get along?




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Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Schomberg plaza showing its shape...

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Kingsgate Place to open this summer
North-west corner of Hwy. 27 & Dr. Kay Drive
This new shopping plaza will open this summer directly north and across the street from the Brownsville Junction Shopping Centre, no doubt creating more heavy competition for the commercial sales and service shops of nearby Main Street.    


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Barry Wallace

Friday, May 25, 2018

King Road ~ between King City and Nobleton

Photo by Barry Wallace
A few colours made sublime
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Barry Wallace

Thursday, May 24, 2018

168th Schomberg Agricultural Spring Fair

Photo by Barry Wallace
See you there this coming weekend...
www.schombergfair.com
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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

King City Secondary School...

Photo by Barry Wallace
HIGH SCHOOL FLAG AT HALF-MAST
I spotted this lovely blossoming tree at the front entrance of the high school in King City on Tuesday, and decided to photograph it.   I quickly noticed that the Canadian flag beside it was at half-mast.   I slipped into the school and asked about the flag and was told by the office staff it was in sympathetic memory of the deceased in the latest high school shooting in Texas Pax vobiscum.
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Barry Wallace

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Revitalization of King businesses nearly done

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Attractive makeover almost complete on King Road
The Humber Valley Dry Cleaning shop and the convenience store beside it, in the centre of King City is almost complete.  Mark and Sarah Yoon who own both properties and who operated the dry-cleaning business for many years before letting a long-time employee take it over for several years, have returned to run the business.   The physical make-over of the two buildings was partly funded by King Township's 'Partners in Progress' revitalization project.   Will present customers still be seeing the friendly and hard-working Liberty?   I've been told she will be working at the dry cleaning shop a few days a week in the near future.




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Barry Wallace