Tuesday, July 23, 2024

A Walk Downtown Aurora, Second Mural Discovered

During our stroll that day, I was reminded of the charming downtown areas I had explored in Greece, Italy, and Germany during my previous travels.

We spotted the artwork on our way to pick up a book at The Auroran office located in the old post office on Yonge Street. I thought that the Larter mural at the intersection of Yonge Street and Wellington Street was the only one. Obviously not.

Both murals are a really nice addition to the downtown core of Aurora. There were some rumours that the Larter mural was supposed to be replaced with another mural. Will that happen anytime soon? We don’t know.

Caruso and Company

As we walked from the Aurora Library parking lot, we never reached the intersection of Yonge Street and Wellington Street. However, we enjoyed some really nice downtown architecture and paintwork.

Caruso and Company

A new building is emerging, and it is nice to see that the architecture will be in line with the downtown buildings. Okay, this one is a little taller. Is this a recent trend? I think so. If ever space permitted beside this new building, I bet it would be much taller.

During our stroll that day, I was reminded of the charming downtown areas I had explored in Greece, Italy, and Germany during my previous travels. Unfortunately, there is no gift shop in our downtown of Aurora. Well, the era of printed postcards is fading away.

Gabriel’s Café

We have been regular visitors to the Aurora Public Library now. I cannot emphasize enough how fortunate we are to have this great resource in our Town.

Aurora Public Library

That day, the library flags were at half-mast, paying respect to former NDP leader Jack Layton (August 23, 2011).

And some things are built to last, Aurora United Church.

Aurora United Church

We have come a long way, from a streetcar to this blue-coloured Viva bus. One day, we are planning to take this bus around, just for fun.

Viva bus
Mosley Street, Aurora

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