King Creek, Ontario

King Creek is the old name for what is now known as the East Humber River. Originally a small community called "Humber Trails" nestled in the valley around the King Creek west of The Mill Road. After hurricane Hazel, in the fall of 1954, the Toronto Regional Park Authority expropriated the land creating the Humber Trails Conservation area. One street named Elmpine Trails, on the south side of the King Creek, was not expropriated as the homes were on high ground with no chance of a flood damaging the houses. Several properties on the Mill Road were also not expropriated for the same reason. For approximately fifteen years the Humber Trails Conservation Area was a manicured Park. However a decision was made to allow the park to become a nature preserve. Today there are few signs that streets and homes and later, a manicured park had existed in the valley, except for a few walking paths and a Humber Trails post office structure that was assimilated into the buildings of a private residence and working farm located on either side of Mill Road. King Township, Ontario, Canada.The area is located immediately east of Nobleton. To the east is King City.

King Creek
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 43°54′3″N 79°36′42″W / 43.90083°N 79.61167°WCoordinates: 43°54′3″N 79°36′42″W / 43.90083°N 79.61167°W
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional MunicipalityYork
TownshipKing
Government
 • Township mayorSteve Pellegrini
 • MPDeb Schulte
 • MPPStephen Lecce
 • CouncillorPeter Grandilli (Ward 2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)905 and 289
NTS Map030M13
GNBC CodeFBUQN

Environment

The Humber Trails Forest and Wildlife Area is a protected park in King Township. A tributary to the Humber River (Ontario), the East Humber River, formerly The King Creek passes through this park.

The King Creek Marsh is a provincially significant wetland, wholly marshes, primarily composed of submergent vegetation and narrow-leaved emergents. It rests upon a 41,800 square metre palustrine site of clay, loam and silt.

Residents vote in Ward 2 in King Township municipal elections.

In film

  • An episode of The Forest Rangers, The Dog Catcher, was shot at King Creek in 1963. Mill Road and Elmpine Trail can be seen, as well as the former concrete bridge over the creek.

References

King Creek

King Creek may refer to:

King Creek, Ontario, Canada, a community in the township of King

Kings Creek, South Carolina, USA

King's Creek Furnace Site (38CK71), an historic site in the South Carolina community

King Creek (Crow River), a stream in Minnesota

A stream in Tishomingo, Mississippi, USA

An area in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia

A location on Route B of NORAD's Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Rearward Communications System

The Forest Rangers

The Forest Rangers was a Canadian television series that ran from 1963 to 1965. It was a co-production between CBC Television and ITC Entertainment and was Canada's first television show produced in colour. Executive producer Maxine Samuels founded the show.

The series ran for three seasons, a total of 104 30-minute colour episodes (although Canadian and UK audiences would not get to see them in colour until long after the series ended). Early episodes of the series were broadcast in serialized form as part of a CBC children's series entitled Razzle Dazzle, hosted by Alan Hamel and Michelle Finney.This was the first appearance in a major series by Gordon Pinsent. He left the series in 1965 to star in Quentin Durgens, M.P.. In 1966 the series was adapted into a comic strip by British comics artist John Gillatt, which appeared in the British comic magazine Tiger.In June 2004, there was a reunion for ex-cast and fans just south of Kleinburg, where the show was originally filmed. Six of the ex-junior rangers appeared and Peter Tully flew in from his home in Ireland. Another reunion occurred 15 June 2013 at the actual studios where the show was filmed. This time nine junior rangers and Gordon Pinsent were in attendance.The show's first season was released on DVD by Imavision in early 2007.

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