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As tracts of land that are available to be built into new subdivisions shrink, many in the Town of Aurora wonder what is going to happen here. Where will new developments come from? The future, much like you can see happening in Toronto, is to bring people back to the downtown and to build up …

1] The public has to be confident that the way Town Hall does business as a routine is serving them well, and that the public is in fact getting the best possible value for money spent. 2] The current Cultural Services Agreement (CSA) gives exclusive control of a Town Facility to an independent third party …

It has become apparent the downtown core of Aurora, specifically the Yonge Wellington Corridor has for years suffered neglect, decline and abandonment and needs downtown revitalization. The Yonge Wellington corridor during the 1970’s experienced retailers abruptly decamping to the suburban malls. It was amazing how quickly this phenomenon took place not just here in Aurora, …

How much does the Aurora Youth Centre cost, is there funding, and what is the impact on residents tax rate? What is the Aurora Youth Centre, do we need it, how will it impact our Youth? What will our Youth do, and will they use the Aurora Youth Centre? Design and construction is $3.9 million …

The community FOCUS site was created in 2011 and was officially launched this year on April 29th, 2012. It is hard to believe that now almost eight months have elapsed since we went public here in the Town of Aurora, Ontario. At this time of the year we like to take the opportunity to be …

Christmas Down the sweeping stretch of time it comes through eons of water, ice and fire. Scraped earth is sifted, covered with rubble and swamp, then prairie grasses, bold flowers and towering trees that stand as majestic and mighty as gods. Tiny creatures, that crawl in the coming fecund earth, are replaced by mastodons and …

In light of Councillor Michael Thompson’s upcoming motion, I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my opinion on aspects of the SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation) lawsuit and ruling. 1. Regarding the recent statement by Councillor Ballard referring to “those responsible for allowing possible defaming postings on the Aurora Citizen blog”: a) On …

On November 27th, 2012, Aurora Community Tennis Club (ACTC) along with selected residents asked for Council’s support of a Fleury Park Proposal that would see a new playhouse and covered tennis courts constructed at Fleury Park, Aurora, Ontario. Specifically, a letter of support from Council was needed to apply for a grant of up to …

Welcome to our report from Town Hill for the Aurora Council meeting held on November 27, 2012. Although not full coverage, this is our interpretation of the highlights of the 4 hour plus meeting. The Aurora Council meeting was a lengthy one with many interesting motions on the floor. Open forum during the Aurora Council …

David Heard was one of the speakers that participated in open forum during the October 23rd, 2012 Council Meeting. We thought it was worth noting his passionate speech and his clear message how community involvement is a critical element in building healthy communities with a sense of belonging. The Town of Aurora has a rich history which …