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By Erika Mazanik, Aurora Historical Society (AHS). Hillary House National Historic Site is back open to the public for the summer and it is the perfect time to visit the new exhibit Tennis in Canada: From Early Beginnings to Global Success. This exhibition is funded in part by a generous grant allocated by the Toronto …

I came at sunrise and then I came back at sunset to see the ‘demolition‘ in progress of the Lundy brick house (currently located off St. John’s sideroad, east of Bayview Avenue). Perhaps, not exactly a demolition, but that is what the Demolition Permit from Town of Aurora Building and By-law Services said. I don’t know the full …

Town of Aurora Cenotaph during Victoria Day, May 18, 2015. Town of Aurora Cenotaph, a memorial tower built in 1925, to recognize those who fought during the war and did not return home. The tower stands on the land once owned by William Graham, who fought with the British during the American Revolution. Aurora War …

Perhaps this was a last farming activity done on the Addison-Hall Horse Farm located at 15775 Leslie Street, Town of Aurora, Ontario (on the east side of Leslie Street and south of St. John’s sideroad). This piece of land shown on both photos below is a few meters north where the green barn and the farm house used …

What is happening with the Petch Log House? Nobody knows. However, I am sure that eventually our Town will figure something out and find some practical use for the restored Petch Log House. The house is currently located in the Aurora Community Arboretum on John West Way near Aurora Senior’s Centre. This is not the original location of the house though. …

What you need to know about landfill waste: “Nasmith pointed to studies that indicate 20 to 35 per cent of all landfill waste is building waste, and that construction accounts for 50 per cent of all the natural resources humans consume.” Read More … Heritage Conservation

By John McIntyre, Aurora ON. Great story about the Lundy log house! I first heard of this house about three years ago when Joe Lundy, who was born there over eighty years ago, brought it to my attention. He took me to the house where we trespassed our way into the cellar to see some of …

I like log houses. I like brick houses too but I still like log houses more. I grew up in both. I enjoyed both. My great grandmother used to have a log house on the mountain side near a shallow river (Southern Poland). A beautiful sight. My grandparents nearby had a log animal barn attached …

Almost every day I drive by the building and just hit me that this is all what is left of Reebok in Town. “What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, …

Aurora Downtown Hardware (formerly Aurora True Value Hardware) owned by Mike and Lorraine Evans. Aurora Downtown Hardware owner Mike and Lorraine Evans retired in April 2014 after 40 years in the business. Their store is now closed. The Aurora Downtown Hardware store was located on Yonge Street just few steps from Wellington Street, Town of …