Explore the newly renovated Aurora Armoury at Niagara College's Community Open
Niagara College's Canadian Food and Wine Institute will roll out the
welcome mat and swing open the doors of the Armoury on the weekend of November
9-10, for the community to experience what the Armoury now has to offer. Thanks
to an innovative partnership between the Town of Aurora and the award-winning
Niagara College Canadian Food and Wine Institute, the CFWI Armoury location
will offer short-term and part-time culinary, wine and beer classes, as well as
catering and a community event space, in the heart of downtown Aurora.
Tour the new state-of-the-art facility, which features a
culinary theatre, classroom and community event space; experience live
demonstrations; sample the CFWI’s culinary creations; and meet
the CFWI – Aurora Armoury team and resident chef. Giveaways and
complimentary coffee and tea will be available on site.
November 9: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 10: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
89 Mosley Street, Aurora ON
The History of the Armoury
Built in 1874 as a drill shed for the 12th Battalion of Infantry or York Rangers, the building is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building. The Town purchased the Armoury from the federal government in 2014 with the intention of restoring the property and returning it to its role as a community gathering space.
The building was dated and in need of extensive work in order to make it part of the community again. Having served as military drill shed and, more recently, as storage space for the Town, Aurora began investigating potential uses for the building with plans focused on finding a strategic use for the building, restoring the building and re-establishing the historic link between the Armoury and the Town Park.
For more information on the history of the Aurora Armoury and Town Park, check out Town Park: A Community Storybook at the Virtual Museum.
PDS18-069 Renovation of the Aurora Armoury - June 12, 2018.pdf
Item R1-PBS17-095-Restoration-Armoury-89 Mosley St.pdf