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Calling Newmarket and Aurora residents to help shape the next decade of fire services

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 01:35 PM

Central York Fire Services seeks resident input as it creates the next Fire Master Plan

Central York Fire Services (CYFS) is seeking feedback from Aurora residents to help guide and improve their services.

Residents can complete an online survey open May 10 to 24, 2022. The community’s feedback will help inform the creation of the CYFS’ 10-year Fire Master Plan (FMP) which will guide the department in providing effective and efficient fire protection and emergency services to the two communities...

Composter Sale

Posted on Monday, May 09, 2022 02:23 PM

From May 9 to 23, 2022, York Region residents can order a backyard composter online for only $35 each. Price includes home delivery and tax. Composters often retail for over $100 each.

The composters are: 

  • A one-piece unit, no assembly required
  • Sized 33” high x 31” wide (83.8cm high x 78.7cm wide)
  • 11 cubic feet (311 litres) in volume 

This offer is for York Region residents only. Limit of two composters per household. Backyard composters must be ordered and pre-paid online. 


Waste Calendar Correction

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 08:50 AM

Please note there is a misprint in our 2022 Waste Management Guide.

For the week of May 8, you can put out your Green Bins, Blue Bins and Yard waste. The week of May 15, you can put out your Green Bins, Blue Bins and Garbage. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For real-time updates and information to your waste schedule you can download the Recycle Coach app or view a PDF of our calendar online at   


The GO VAXX Bus is coming to Aurora

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 08:48 AM

Save the date! The GO VAXX Bus is coming to Aurora on Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aurora Seniors Centre (90 John West Way). Get your first, second, booster and paediatric vaccines for children aged five to 11. Fourth doses will be available to those who are eligible. You can book an appointment 4 days in advance of the clinic date at Walk-ins are accepted while supplies last.

Town Council Approves Motion to add Sunset Clause to Site-Specific Zoning By-Law Amendments

Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 01:42 PM

Last week, at its Council Meeting, Aurora Town Council unanimously approved a motion presented by Mayor Tom Mrakas to add a sunset clause to all future site-specific zoning by-law amendments. If a building permit has not been issued within a specified time frame from the enactment of the Zoning By-law Amendment, then the by-law will be repealed.

“We’ve seen many examples across Ontario and in Canada where Councils have granted approval to residential development applications, but the...