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Aurora passes new smoking bylaw

Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 03:25 PM

Bylaw addresses smoking, vaping and cannabis on public property

On November 12, 2019, Aurora Town Council approved a new smoking bylaw that prohibits smoking on Town property. Town property includes Town Hall, the Joint Operations Centre, all Community Centres, parks, playgrounds, public sports fields, trails and town-owned land but excludes public sidewalks and highways.

For the purposes of the bylaw, smoking is defined as the holding or carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, e-cigarette,...

N6 Municipalities in York Region Respond to Provincial Announcement on Regional Governance Review

Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 03:23 PM

The provincial government announced on Friday, Oct. 25, as part of the provincial regional government review, that it would not be imposing any changes on municipal governments, including no forced amalgamations. This news was a welcome announcement, and was a topic of discussion at the Northern Six (N6) municipalities of York Region Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) meeting also held on Friday. Each year, the N6 Mayors and CAOs meet to discuss cost-saving initiatives and programs that...

Aurora launches Recycle Coach

Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 03:11 PM

New platform helps residents manage waste and recycling.

 Want to know your garbage and recycling days? Not sure what can be recycled and what can’t? Download Recycle Coach today and help reduce your household waste.

“Aurora is pleased to join the Recycle Coach network. This new platform will help effectively communicate local collection, waste, and recycling information to our residents. The platform also includes engagement and educational tools to help people manage and correctly...

Council Votes to Proceed with Library Square and 22 Church Street Addition

Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 03:11 PM

Council Votes to Proceed with Library Square and 22 Church Street Addition

At a Special Council Meeting held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Aurora Town Council voted in favour of moving forward with the building of a new cultural and community space in downtown Aurora. Known currently as Library Square, the project includes two key elements – a vibrant outdoor square and a new community facility that will feature a flexible performance hall with seating for up to 250 people and a variety of multi-purpose...

Mayor Mrakas’ Response to Provincial Announcement on Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan

Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 03:11 PM

​The news released today by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in regards to The Housing Supply Action Plan is simply shocking.

Following hard on the heels of its decision to close the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre – the agency that was to provide legal assistance to residents/ratepayers seeking to object to development applications in their communities - the Province has announced sweeping changes to land-use planning legislation. Under the guise of supposed efficiency and improved...