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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 …

On October 23, 2012 during council meeting at the Town Hall, the draft new agreement for the provision of cultural services at the Aurora Cultural Centre was discussed. Councillor Evelyn Buck spoke in opposition of the draft new agreement seeing it to be no different from the original. Her disapproving comments were written to ensure …

Welcome to our first report from Town Hill for the Town of Aurora Council Meetings held on October 23, 2012. Although not full coverage, this is our interpretation of the highlights of the 4 hour plus meeting. The meeting began with an open forum. The mood of all five of the open forum presenters varied. …

By Matt Maddocks. As we are about to head into a year-long celebration of Aurora’s 150th anniversary, recognition of our town’s rich history has never been more important. Our Sesquicentennial Committee, a diverse group of dedicated volunteers, have developed a theme that speaks to a celebration of Aurora’s past, present, and future. Given this, it …

By Andrew Fogliato, Aurora ON. Thinking of moving to and living in Aurora, Ontario but not sure what it’s like? Located a short drive north of Toronto, Aurora is a great place to live whether you work in the city or in the town. Living in Aurora you can get a good size yard and a …

We would like to introduce a new post series on our Town Politics focus page – highlights from Aurora Council Meetings ‘Reporting From Town Hill‘. The topic will have a cartoon and will highlight general ideas covered in Council Meetings. But first, let us share this. When my son turned two and a half I …

By Matt Maddocks. On Friday October 19th, 2012, a fundraiser is taking place at The Mansion in Aurora. This event is being held in support of Hillary House, Aurora’s only Nationally recognized Historic Site, and listed as one of Canada’s best examples of Gothic Revival architecture. I’ve been to Hillary House a few times, and …

Each community has it’s own unique identity. Subtle, between neighboring communities, but as we pass through regions and the provinces there are significant, distinct differences. When I was in Halifax last year, I had the pleasure of checking out a few of the pubs providing entertainment. The Halifax downtown core has great pedestrian traffic, so …

By Matt Maddocks. After the municipal election in 2010, do you ever check in on your elected representatives to see if they are living up to the promises and commitments they made while campaigning for Aurora Town Council? It seems to me, that a certain few who occupy those honoured council seats are thumbing their …