The area is known for its large stables and farmland along with its sizable mansions that many wealthy Toronto workers call home.
Things to Do in King
King is mostly rural, but there are still plenty of activities worth partaking in. King Forest is a large, 60 hectare deciduous forest and marshland crisscrossed with trails. King intends to add to this system with a more recreational-based trail system that will meet up with the extensive Oak Ridges Trail.
The King Community Center and King Arena provide recreational services to area children and adults. Activities like yoga classes, community organization meetings and public King Township meetings are all held in the community on a regular basis. The King City Arena houses an ice skating rink and hosts many hockey leagues for both girls and boys.
Next door to the arena is the King City Memorial Park, with many soccer pitches, two baseball fields, multiple playgrounds and four tennis courts, two of which are lit. There is also a pavilion for hosting public events or picnics. Skateboard Park is also nearby, and it is open to the public.
Private recreational facilities include the King’s Riding Golf Club and the King Valley Golf Club. Owing to the high number of stables in the area, there is also the St. Edmunds Sparkling Cricket Club and many private Olympic-level equestrian facilities for avid riders.
King City’s location near Toronto and its sprawling farmland have made it an ideal location for shooting movies and TV shows. The 1987 film “The Gate” and the 1995 film “To Die For” were filmed around King City and in local buildings.
Adam Sandler’s “Billy Madison” had a few scenes filmed at the gates to Mary Link Shrine, notably his “Back to School” ditty. “A History of Violence” was filmed at Eaton Hall, and Disney’s “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” was filmed at King City Secondary School.
Living in King City
The King City GO Station is located on the south end of town. GO Train service operates along the Barrie line, taking King City area residents quickly to Toronto and Barrie. Many commuters take advantage of the convenient rail transit, or they travel along 400 to reach their place of work in 20 to 40 minutes.
Area residents send their children to King City Secondary School, King City Public School or the Holy
Name Catholic School. There are also several private schools in the area, including King City Montessori School and The Country Day School.
Seneca College has a campus in King, providing one of its major sources of employment. Its conference center is a frequent attraction for business gatherings and academic symposiums. There is also the Kingsbridge Center, another conference venue that is popular for travelling business meetings.
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