Municipal Comprehensive Review and Review of the Official Plan


Aurora is growing. Our population of approximately 62,800 people, as of mid 2019, is expected to reach 79,000 people by 2041. In order to plan for this growth, Aurora is reviewing and updating its Official Plan. To do this we are conducting a Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) where we will carry out background research, public consultation and policy formulation.

Results from the MCR will be incorporated into the updated Official Plan. Taking into consideration important social, economic and environmental priorities, the Official Plan will guide the Town's development through to the year 2041 and shape our planned community structure.

Did you know? The Official Plan is one of the Town of Aurora's primary tools to direct the actions of local government, shape development decisions and manage growth in the short and long- term

Why do we need to update the Official Plan?

  • To conform to Provincial and Regional Policies;
  • Direct growth and development over the long term (2041), while considering important social, economic and environmental priorities and objectives.
  • Implement the Town’s master plans and studies.
*There are different ways residents and business owners of Aurora can get involved and provide feedback:

Public Engagement Events

Town Planning Staff will be setting up pop-up booths in Aurora to talk about the Official Plan Review process and obtain input from residents and business owners on planning issues that matter to them. See the table below for when they will be in your neighbourhood. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, there will be plenty of ways to participate in the Official Plan process. 

Multicultural Festival
Town Park
Saturday, September 7, 2019
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aurora Seniors Centre
90 John West Way
Wednesday, ​September 18, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
Youth Volunteer Fair
135 Industrial Pkwy N.
​Thursday, September 19, 2019
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge St.
Thursday, ​September 26, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
​Aurora GO Train Station
121 Wellington St E
​Friday, October 4, 2019
5:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
*​Women’s Summit
400 Industrial Pkwy S.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (Royal Venetian Mansion-Paid Event)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Concerts in the Park
Tuesday, October, 10, 2019 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
World Town Planning Day
Friday, November 8, 2019
*A ticket is required to attend

2010 Town of Aurora Official Plan Review

Questions or comments? Email

The Town of Aurora (the "Town") collects information, including personal information, in communications or presentations made to Town Council and/or its Committees under the legal authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter c.P.13, and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56, all as amended. Comments and feedback collected by the Town in relation to planning proposals, studies and applications is collected for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. Please note that such records may be disclosed to any individual upon request. Further, if you are submitting letters, faxes, emails, presentations or other communications to the Town, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the Town will become part of the public record and may appear on the Town's website. The Town will also make your communication and any personal information in it, such as your address and postal code or email address available to the public unless you expressly request the Town to remove it. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Town Clerk, Town of Aurora, 100 John West Way, Box 1000, Aurora ON L4G 6J1 905-727-3123.

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