Aurora calls for local artists to participate in the Downtown Street Wall Mural Program

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 10:54 AM

The Town of Aurora invites local artists to submit an application to participate in the Aurora’s Downtown Street Wall Mural Program. The program will allow experienced local artists the opportunity to beautify Aurora while reducing graffiti and providing a real connection and revived energy to our downtown core.  

“I believe Aurora’s Downtown Street Wall Mural program will create a sense of pride, reduce graffiti and tagging and promote community beautification. These murals will provide...

PSA: fireworks are not permitted on the Civic Holiday long weekend

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 04:15 PM

Aurora residents urged to practice fire safety and avoid hosting and participating in gatherings outside of their social circle


With COVID-19 changing our typical summer routine, Central York Fire Services (CYFS) reminds Aurora residents that fireworks are not permitted over the Civic Holiday and asks residents to keep fire safety top of mind when cooking, barbequing or having a backyard fire this long weekend.

In Newmarket and Aurora fireworks are only permitted for sale and use during...

Aurora offers new Play in the Park Series for the month of August

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:29 AM

Recreation focused workshops for tots, children and youth

The Town of Aurora is introducing a new Play in the Park series which will offer a variety of recreation focused workshops for tots, children and youth. Each outdoor workshop is 45 minutes and provides an opportunity for participants to spend time playing outdoors and engaging in group interaction through a variety of recreation focused games and activities that encourage play, while maintaining physical distancing.

The Play in the Park...

Temporary cooling station open today

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020 08:30 AM

In response to the heat alert advisory, the Town of Aurora is reopening a temporary cooling centre inside the Aurora Community Centre located at 1 Community Centre Lane today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents who wish to use the cooling centre must adhere to the provincial health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain a physical distance of six-feet, wear a face mask and adhere to proper hand hygiene. Residents will be screened when they arrive and provided with a disposable face mask...

Sport Aurora honours top student athletes

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020 11:16 AM

Some of the community’s top young performers were recently honoured as ‘School Athletes of the Year.’ This Sport Aurora program, which recognizes their exceptional achievements and contributions to athletics and sport within the Town of Aurora, is now in its fourth year.

Students are nominated by their elementary and high schools in both the York Region District School Board and York Catholic District School Board. They are role models who inspire others to participate in, and benefit from, healthy...