On this day, four years ago on April 11th, 2014 firefighters battled a devastating fire of the Aurora United Church that was located at the corner of Yonge and Tyler Street downtown Aurora. It was an emotional day for the people of Aurora. On this day I was out of town and I only saw …

Last time I checked, the hydro pole on Bayview Avenue just North of St. John’s sideroad in Newmarket was still tipping and the road was closed. A few traffic pylons were blocking the left turn lane on St. John’s sideroad going East and on Bayview Avenue going North drivers were forced to make a right …

A big change for the Aurora Armoury at the Town Park is happening now. The Aurora Armoury built in 1874 is one of the oldest armouries in Ontario, also called a Drill Shed for the 12th Battalion of Infantry or York Rangers. In addition, the building also served as an alternative community space, “Live at the …

An industrial building once a foundry where plows were made is now a warehouse for basketware and accessories. Bacon Basketware Limited, a basketware warehouse in Aurora’s downtown neighbourhood has been operating for many many years and evidently still is. This interesting industrial building that is located on Wellington Street, one block West of Yonge Street …

Election sign ‘clutter‘ is undeniably an opportunity for election sign vandalism. I recall we had plenty of both, a plethora of signs and vandalism here in Aurora during the municipal elections back in 2014. It definitely wasn’t hard to notice the visual clutter of signs everywhere. Wherever I glanced there was an army of campaign signs …

We finally got to see the “The Plow in the Crest: How Joseph Fleury and his Sons shaped Industry, Politics and Community in Aurora” exhibit at the Aurora Cultural Centre on Church Street. Assembled by the Aurora Museum & Archives, the Fleury exhibit is a must see exhibit which is located on the second floor in …

Perhaps after his intriguingly colourful international trip to India, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needed a safe place to hide; a place where he would be in good company. It is just my honest assumption that this is what he was looking for. The criteria probably being totally different, I think the Town of Aurora …

Seven years ago I knew more about birds than about the community I was living in, and that many years ago I set out on the journey to explore the Town of Aurora community. Today I am still here photo-blogging, in fact blogging about more town related topics than originally anticipated. My first blog post …

Another horse farm gone. Vacant for some time, everything is now gone on the former Dick Day Horse Stable property. This property is now being groomed for its next phase, a development of 27 single detached lots. All the Dick Day Horse Stable framework that once stood close to Yonge Street – barn, horse stable, …

Fences make good neighbours. Seriously? It doesn’t seem like that in Aurora. In reality, I think most of us know why fences make good neighbours. When we moved to our first new home here in Aurora we didn’t have a fence installed right away. Our first issue living in a new home was unfortunately with …