King is a township in York Region north of Toronto, within the Greater Toronto Area. The rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine are the most prominent visible geographical feature of King. The Holland Marsh, considered to be Ontario’s “vegetable basket”,straddles King Township and Bradford West Gwillimbury. King is known for its horse and cattle farms.Though King is predominantly rural, most of its residents inhabit the communities of King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg.
The Township of King is located between Toronto and Barrie, stretching from Bathurst Street to just east of Highway 50. King is accessible by Highways 400, 27, 9 and 11.
Public transportation is provided by York Region Transit (bus service) and GO Transit (bus and train services). King City GO Station is the only train station in the township. York Region Transit’s services are confined to the southeastern area, and GO bus serves the Nobleton and King City communities.
Public schools with classes from kindergarten through grade twelve are administered by the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic District School Board. The only public secondary school in King, King City Secondary School, serves students residing in a relatively large geographic area. A private Catholic high school, St. Thomas of Villanova College, and the private The Country Day School (JK -12) are also located in the township. Seneca College owns a campus located in the southeastern portion of King Township, where the College offers various programs.