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King City is a township in York Region north of Toronto, within the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada.

King City features a picturesque countryside, of which the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine are the most prominent visible geographical element. The Holland Marsh, considered to be Ontario's "vegetable basket", straddles King City Township and Bradford West Gwillimbury. King City is also known for its prestigious horse farms and cattle farms.

Though King City Township is predominantly rural, most of its residents are concentrated in the communities of King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg.

Heritage sites

In the township, there are eleven sites designated Heritage Sites, including:

King City Station was built in 1852 along the Northern Railway to serve Springhill (now King City). It was moved in 1989 to the grounds of the King City Township Museum. It is believed to be the oldest surviving railway station in Canada, and was designated a heritage site in 1990.
King City Emmanuel Baptist Church, formerly the King City Christian Church until 1931, it was moved to the grounds of the King City Township Museum in 1982, and designated a heritage site in 1992.
King City Cemetery, established in 1886, was designated a heritage site in July 2007.
King City Cemetery Dead House built circa 1887 was designated a heritage site in 2001. It is an octagonal structure that was used to preserve the dead during the winter, during which grave-digging was not feasible. Octagonal dead houses were unique to the area bordering Yonge Street north of Toronto during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Eversley Presbyterian Church, a stone structure built in 1848, demonstrates the Scottish influence common in the area's early development. It was designated in 1984.
Glenville Methodist Church, a small frame structure built in 1859, which remained operational until 1952. It was designated in 1983 as a township heritage site.
King City Christian Church Cemetery was the first burial grounds for Kettleby, built in 1850. It was designated a heritage site in 1986.
Laskay Temperance Hall, built in 1859 by the Sons of Temperance. It had been operated by the Laskay Women's Institute since 1910, and is now operated by the municipality. It was designated a Heritage Site in 1986.

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