Municipal Comprehensive Review and Review of the Official Plan


Aurora is reviewing and updating its Official Plan. 

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

  • How residential and employment growth will occur and where;
  • How to enhance and promote complete, vibrant and healthy communities;
  • How to plan for the impacts of climate change and meet climate change and environmental targets;
  • How to promote, enhance and protect our stable neighbourhoods and heritage assets;
  • How people and goods move in and out of Aurora;
  • How to promote, protect and enhance natural areas and green spaces;
  • Conform with provincial and regional policies; and,
  • Align with municipal objectives for providing municipal service to meet the needs of a growing community.

First Study Milestone Achieved!

Report to General Committee

A Staff Report was presented to General Committee introducing the Official Plan review on December 3, 2019.

The report recommends that Staff give public notice for a Special Meeting of Council to initiate the Official Plan Review. The report also recommends that Staff come back to the Committee following the Special Meeting of Council with a summary of the feedback received through the public consultation process to inform the development of a work program. 

The report is available on the Town's webpage at:

Keep an eye out for an invitation to attend and provide your feedback at the Public Open House in 2020. Notice will be provided in the local newspaper, on social media, the Official Plan Review webpage, and by e-mail to those that have signed up for e-mail notifications.

Prize Awarded to lucky participant!

Thank you to all who participated in the various Official Plan Review Planner Pop-up Events held across the Town, filled out a survey, and submitted their email address for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card. Over 300 members of the community stopped by to speak to Staff about the Official Plan Review, and over 120 participants filled out the survey. The results of the feedback received through this initial phase of the Official Plan Review will be summarized in a report to Council in 2020, so stay tuned!

If you couldn't make it out to a Planner Pop-Up event, there is still time to provide your initial thoughts on the 2010 Official Plan vision, principles and policies and how you think they are working. Fill out a survey by visiting, send us an email with your thoughts at, or come see us at the Public Open House in early 2020!

Know someone who might be interested in this Study? 

Help us spread awareness and knowledge by signing up for e-mail notification. You can sign up by sending us an email at or clicking on one of the links below.  

On Twitter? Provide your input using the hashtags #townofauroraopr and #buildingaurora2gether

Public Engagement Events

Town of Aurora Planning Staff hosted Planner Pop-Up events in various locations to talk about the Official Plan Review process and obtain input from the community on planning issues that matter to them. Don't worry if you didn't catch us at one of the Pop-Up events below, there will be plenty of ways to participate in the Official Plan process, including a Public Open House early in 2020.

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

2010 Town of Aurora Official Plan

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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