Nobleton (2016 population 4,614 ) is an unincorporated community in southwestern King, Ontario, Canada. It is the third-largest community in the township, after King City and Schomberg. Located south of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Nobleton is surrounded by hills and forests. Many horse farms are found on Nobleton's eastern periphery.
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|• Township mayor||Steve Pellegrini|
|• MP||Deb Schulte|
|• MPP||Stephen Lecce|
|• Councillor||Dave Boyd|
|• Land||5.64 km2 (2.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||817.7/km2 (2,118/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Forward sortation area|
|Area code(s)||905 and 289|
Nobleton is at an elevation of approximately 300 m, just south of the regional peak of the Oak Ridges Moraine.
The Humber River flows in the southwestern part with a conservation area covering the southwest.
The Oak Ridges Moraine is to the north and is covered with pine forests with a few other types of trees and lakes to the north and the northeast. Nobleton Lakes is located nearly 2 to 3 km north and includes two lakes and a golf and Country Club. Forests are scattered throughout Nobleton's valleys to the east and into the southeastern portion. The farmlands lie to the west, south, east, and sporadically to the north.
The power lines lie to the west and to the east and both link up to central Ontario.
Nobleton was first settled in 1812, primarily based on its location midway between King City and Bolton on the east–west route, and Kleinburg and Schomberg on the north–south route. Taverns and hotels were built to serve travellers, and general stores and a post office were built to serve the fledgling businesses. The board and batten blacksmith shop originally built in Nobleton in the 1850s was moved to Black Creek Pioneer Village.
The village takes its name from Joseph Noble, an early settler of the town, and local tavern keeper.
The slow urbanization of Nobleton began in the 1950s and the 1960s, with development of portions of the village's southwest. Housing developments began in the northern part of the village in the 1990s and 2000s.
After construction of the wastewater system, several applications for the construction of residential subdivisions were made. There are three active developments that will add 914 detached homes, 31 detached condominium units, 46 semi-detached homes, and 38 townhouses. These will all be situated near Highway 27.
The one heavily populated business area of Nobleton is the Nobleton Plaza located along Ontario Highway 27. The plaza has a pharmacy, a post office, a family dentist, a Toronto Dominion bank, a jewelry store, a dry cleaners, a pool supply shop, a pizza and wings shop, a convenience store, and a Tim Hortons.
A new business plaza completed construction next to the Nobleton Plaza in the summer of 2015. The new plaza has a No Frills, an LCBO, a Scotia Bank, a Subway franchise, a Sunset Grill franchise, a dry cleaners, and a nail salon.
Other business developments include another bakery, an Italian restaurant, a custom upholstery shop, a Chinese food restaurant, a gluten free dessert shop, and a dining restaurant called Raffaele’s Cantina, among many others. The town also has many small businesses owned by locals.
King Brewery is based in Nobleton.
Nobleton is represented on King Township council by Ward 2.
The town is served by both public and Catholic separate schools for elementary and junior-age children. In the public system, Nobleton Junior Public School and Nobleton Senior Public School are within the community and high school students attend King Secondary in King City.
Nobleton also offers the community an accredited Montessori private school. The Montessori Country School has been a part of the town for over 25 years and is located on the 15th Sideroad on 10 acres (40,000 m2).
Pre-high school Catholic children attend St. Mary Catholic School and high school students attend Cardinal Carter in Aurora.
Dr. William Laceby Community Centre has large regulation size ice rink is available for figure skating, curling, speed skating and hockey.