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About three years ago on May 23rd 2015 as an observer I visited George Street Public School ‘a walk down memory lane‘ community event, or school closing event. The same year following school year George Street Public School students from Kindergarten through grade 3 merged with the nearby Aurora Senior Public School on Wellington Street …

Our favourite photo moment of the day during the annual Canada Day parade in Aurora on Yonge Street.

The McKenzie Marsh property on St. John’s Sideroad in Aurora has been sold and landscaping behind the pond began sometime in May. Changes can be seen from the main boardwalk observation deck just West of the railroad tracks on the North side of the road. The pond is transforming and the standing trees and shrubs …

It happened just before Christmas in 2013 – an unexpected winter ice storm. It rained, then it snowed, then it rained again. Eventually drizzling December rain, gradually freezing with time, encapsulated all trees and shrubs with a thick layer of ice. I remember venturing not too far from home in the evening to the Superstore …

This is the upgraded St. John’s sideroad in Aurora ON looking West. We went for a drive today in the morning to check out the area and to take a few street view photos after the major reconstruction. The grading is definitely different. We have a new underpass still in working progress. The cell tower …

Although not the most appealing image of a room in an abandoned log house, it is quite common for many deteriorated abandoned houses. What you see here is one of the rooms on the upper floor of the Petch Log house back in April of 2011. At that time this house stood alone on a …

It was an accidental find. The red barn’s roof with an emblem of a horse on the front face of the barn showed up in the view as we walked through Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area in late April of 2014. By mapping out the area today, the red barn with three other residential properties is …

Thompson’s Fine Furniture store used to be located on the West side of Yonge Street, downtown Aurora, just South of Wellington Street. The store closed its doors in 2009 and the property stayed closed for a few years. To learn more about the history of this building and its owners you can read this interesting …

A snapshot of the Council meeting at the Town of Aurora ON Town Hall on April 9th, 2013. Shown in the middle is Mayor Geoff Dawe (1st Mayoral Term, currently serving his 2nd Mayoral term) looking over at something on Neil Garbe’s side, the former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Corporation of Town of Aurora. Mr. …

The Great Canadian Achievements mural, an informational piece of public art work, on the side of Larter building, seen from Yonge Street and Wellington Street in Aurora, was formally welcomed to the town with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 23rd, 2001. The mural project was a community partnership with Larter and the Town of …