Saturday, February 27, 2021

Aurora Politics Matter

documenting Aurora

Woodland Pet Cemetery, Step Daughter of Victor Blochin Writes

By Rue Ford Strock. I am the step daughter of Major Victor Blochin. My mother Elizabeth Ann Blochin, Victor's second wife of many years....

Church Street School, Evening Photos

Church Street School, April 12, 2017, Town of Aurora, Ontario. Year built: 1885-86, Architect: Thomas Kennedy, Architectural style: Victorian. Currently - Aurora Cultural Centre.

Aurora Train Station on the Great Canadian Achievements Mural

The Great Canadian Achievements mural, an informational piece of public art work, on the side of Larter building, seen from Yonge Street and Wellington...

Sunny Days Downtown Aurora, Driving on Yonge Street, Sunset Light

Yonge Street downtown Aurora feels different when the sun shines from one side at the sunset, and from other at the sunrise. Yet, one...

Heavy Snow Storm Embraced Aurora, Photo Gallery

Last week we experienced a spring like winter that ended with a major snow storm right across York Region. On Friday (January 12th), I...

Aurora Community Moment With Adelyn Carol Stephens

The proposed Heritage Conservation District (HCD) is old news today. On Wednesday April 23, 2014 about 200 people gathered at the Town of Aurora Town...

Live Concerts in Aurora

Concerts in the Park – DESIRE The International U2 Tribute Act

It has been a while since I heard 80s music. Last night at the Aurora's Concerts in the Park it was a must see...

Aurora’s Concerts in the Park, A Tribute to the Tragically Hip

Last Wednesday on July 29 The Wheat Kings took over the band-shell to pay a tribute to "The Tragically Hip" band. Great performance! There...

Concerts in the Park – Marshall Dane Country Live Show

Town of Aurora noted on their website, Marshall Dane is a "must see" and most importantly, "must hear." Marshall Dane truly is an incredible...

Town of Aurora Events

Second Aurora’s Multicultural Festival 2017, Successful

It turned out to be a beautiful day for the 2nd annual Aurora's Multicultural Festival on September 9th, 2017. This year held at the...

Living in Aurora Social Connections

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Environment

High Winds All Day, Hydro Pole Tipping on Bayview Avenue

Last time I checked, the hydro pole on Bayview Avenue just North of St. John's sideroad in Newmarket was still tipping and the road...

Need for Temporary Fix for Excessive Application of Road Salt in Aurora

It is an observation, but I think that Town of Aurora is applying road salt a little excessively. Salt, in general is a good...

Aurora Implementing Ward System

Aurora Ward System – As Decided by Council

Aurora ward system implementation for the 2022 Municipal Elections is now completed following the passing of the by-law on ward boundaries on July 14,...

APL All Candidates Meeting, Council Candidates, Municipal Elections 2018

APL All Candidates Meeting, Council Candidates, Municipal Elections 2018: Today on September 30th, 2018 at Aurora Town Hall, Aurora Public Library hosted a Municipal...

Public Voted Ward System Nay & Less Councillors Yea

I always thought that my parents had better service from the politicians in their community. My parents rarely follow local politics, but it seems like local...

Living in Aurora Community

Black Lives Matter Protest in Aurora, In Photos

Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters walking South on Yonge Street, Aurora ON on June 7th, 2020. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, Martin...

Explore Aurora

Aurora Farmers Market & Artisan Fair, Winter Get Away

Right after our breakfast almost every Saturday we are out of the house. Today we visited the indoor Aurora Farmers' Market & Artisan Fair at the Aurora Cultural Centre. We had plans for public skating at the Town Park but there was a bit too much...

Trails in Aurora

“In 1832 On This Spot Nothing Happened”

A small plaque mounted on one of the wooden bridges over the creek that runs through the St. Andrew's Valley Golf course says, "In...

Green, Very Green in the Aurora Community Arboretum

Green, very green in the Aurora Community Arboretum. My work was somehow rudely interrupted by a mouse. That not so tiny grey furry creature zoomed...

Boardwalk Views – McKenzie Marsh, St. John’s Sideroad

Boardwalk along St. John's Sideroad. Anna Lozyk RomeoAurora, Ontario

Birding in Aurora

Starlings and More Starlings, Wellington St and Bayview Ave

Something has been attracting a flock of European Starlings to the Wellington and Bayview intersection area I heard. Well coincidentally, we encountered them last...

Mallard Duck Show at the Atkinson Wetland Boardwalk

Mallard duck the most familiar bird in the Town of Aurora beside the Canada Goose. Mallards at play at the Atkinson Wetland boardwalk on...

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk Over St. Andrew’s Valley

Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk over St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club. Enjoy the snow because it is not going to last. Spring in Aurora is in...

Flowers & Trees

“In 1832 On This Spot Nothing Happened”

A small plaque mounted on one of the wooden bridges over the creek that runs through the St. Andrew's Valley Golf course says, "In...

The Fields of Gold, Renewed Signs of Strength and Hope

It is hard to believe that the Aurora Community Arboretum is about two decades old; a beautiful parkland stretch located in the East end of...

Merlin’s Hollow, An English Garden in Aurora After the Rain

Another great photo journey on June 13, 2015 through the Merlin's Hollow, an English garden in Aurora, a collection of about 2000 flowering species,...