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Yonge Street downtown Aurora feels different when the sun shines from one side at the sunset, and from other at the sunrise. Yet, one day, I am on the mission to catch the sunny day moment in the mid-day. My second visit to the site where the Old Library was standing. Different views opened up. …

The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) ongoing exhibit at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC) is definitely a collaboration by many. One would need a flowchart to figure out who is who, and who did what, but in the end does it really matter? This intriguing Aurora sports history exhibit at the SARC walk …

When driving further South on Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario; away from the Wellington Street intersection, the street views change. In the view there are mostly individual commercial old Auroran houses. Last weekend, while travelling to Richmond Hill, I was amazed how big the icicles on those building were getting.  But then I switched to look out …

Photos from our last trip driving through the Aurora Cemetery on a frigid winter day. Perhaps for a little entertainment, have fun looking up the following keywords: ‘bizarre gravestones‘ or ‘unusual gravestones‘ or ‘funny gravestones quotes.” Have some laughs and when you come across this quote “if you’re reading this, you desperately need a hobby,” take …

I thought perhaps it was time to return to some of the places in Aurora I had not visited in a while. It is hard to believe that almost seven years passed by since my last visit to the Aurora Cemetery. It was that many years ago I was tipped off about the location in …

Last week we experienced a spring like winter that ended with a major snow storm right across York Region. On Friday (January 12th), I found myself downtown Aurora driving in with freezing rain pellets pounding my car and driving out with fluffy heavy wet dancing snow plastering my car from all directions. Traffic on Yonge …

We were at the demolition site of the Aurora Old Library at 56 Victoria Street almost every day during the holiday week after Christmas. He would pack his reading material and electronics and I would pack my camera equipment knowing that we might be there for a few hours. Some days it was a short …

Perhaps the inspiration to blog more again is emerging from having enough memories to share about the changes I have witnessed in Aurora from the year I actually started to live in Aurora, 2008. I moved to Aurora in 1997 but I must admit that back then I spent very little time here in town. …

We took our last drive of 2017 a few days before New Year’s day through some streets of Aurora. Surprisingly, we found ourselves driving through a patch of falling snow when on Wellington Street East and then on Yonge Street heading North. When we reached St. John’s Sideroad all that snow excitement disappeared in a …

Who knew that the abandoned and overgrown red brick farmhouse residing once in the middle of the large field at the North East end of Aurora was going to be of historical significance? Many of us driving along St. John’s Sideroad may not even have noticed this farmhouse until heavy construction machinery started to bulldoze …