King Township [York Region] - Community Summary
King is a township in York Region north of Toronto. An oasis of greenspace within the GTA, the forrested, rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine and lowlands of the Holland Marsh are two of the more prominent visible geographical features of King. The Holland Marsh, often referred to as Ontario's "vegetable basket", straddles King Township and Bradford West Gwillimbury. King is also well known for its forests, trails, horse and cattle farms...all within close proximity to Pearson International Airport and Downtown Toronto.
While predominantly rural, King's residents are concentrated in the communities of King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg. Also within King Township are the smaller hamlets of Kettleby, Pottageville, Laskay, Snowball, Lloydtown, Ansnorveldt, Hammertown, Strange, and Eversley.
Public schools are administered by the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic District School Board. King City Secondary School is the only public secondary school in King. A private Catholic high school, St. Thomas of Villanova College, and private secular high school, The Country Day School, are also located in King Township.
Seneca College has a campus located in the eastern portion of King Township. About 57% of the Seneca campus had been purchased by the Eaton family in 1920, and was sold by the Eatons to the college in 1971 including "Eaton Hall" - a 35,000 square foot, 72 room Norman chateau with a storied history.