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Town of Aurora takes ownership of Sports Dome

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 03:14 PM

The Town of Aurora is pleased to announce that it has officially taken over ownership of the
Aurora Sports Dome, effective today. The Town completed an asset purchase transaction acquiring the Dome and other related assets from a private owner for $995,000.

“I’m excited about this investment into the community’s future,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. “By taking the Sports Dome into Town ownership, we will be able to expand access and increase affordability for citizens and sports...

Aurora wins seven Festival and Events Ontario Achievement Awards

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 09:04 AM

Town of Aurora has received seven Achievement Awards from Festival and Events Ontario for virtual and in-person events held in 2020.

The awards recognize the efforts of municipalities who were able to Adapt-Pivot-Evolve their community events in 2020, providing safe virtual and in-person events to keep residents and visitors engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honoured to receive these seven awards for our community events. Special events are an essential way of bringing our...

Statement from the Town: Town employees are working hard to help you during COVID-19

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 11:03 AM

The COVID-19 Pandemic has been challenging for everyone over the past year, and we understand that people are frustrated, tired and want things to go back to normal.

The Town of Aurora is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for our residents, visitors and staff. Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in abusive language and inappropriate behaviour towards our staff and we have a zero tolerance policy for this type of behaviour.

Town staff are guided by a Council-approved Community...

Town of Aurora Marks One Year of Operating under COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 03:35 PM

Town of Aurora is marking one year of operating under COVID-19. On March 17, 2020, the Town began remote operations; on March 18, Mayor Tom Mrakas declared a State of Emergency to align with the provincial declaration.

“This has been a challenging year in any number of ways and I think it appropriate to mark one year to the day since enacting a State of Emergency ensuring we had the ability to effectively support residents and staff through the pandemic,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas....

Town of Aurora to Receive $1.74 Million in Additional Financial Support from Province

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 09:23 AM

The Town of Aurora was pleased to learn last week that it will receive $1,745,155 more from the Ontario government to address ongoing COVID-19-related operating costs.

“On behalf of Council, I want to thank the Province for their continued support of municipalities during these difficult times,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. “As they know, municipalities are on the front line of many services, and where many of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt by residents and communities....