In an effort to provide further guidance for managing infill development in the Regency AcresTemperance Street, Town Park, and Aurora Heights neighbourhoods, the Town of Aurora Planning Department undertook a study of its "Stable Neighbourhoods". These neighbourhoods generally contain the Town's established, low-rise residential dwellings. 


Stable neighbourhood

Meetings, Events and Reports

The public consultation process for the Stable Neighbourhood Study is now complete.

On June 4, 2019, Planning Staff and the consultant presented final recommendations for the Stable Neighbourhood Area Study to Council. The recommendations included new performance standards as well as direction to continue work on the Urban Design Guidelines. The guidelines are intended to provide guidance to homeowners, designers, architects and builders for the physical layout, massing and relationship of new dwellings or additions to existing dwellings. You can read more about the recommendations by clicking on the links below: 

Stable Neighbourhood Study Recommendation Report

Stable Neighbourhood Study Follow-up Report

On June 25, 2019 Council approved Stable Neighbourhood By-law 6190-19. You can access the By-law by clicking on the link below:

By-law 6190-19 Stable Neighbourhoods Study

Approval Process

By-law 6190-19 is currently under appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in its entirety.  The LPAT case details, and any future orders and decisions related to the appeal, can be accessed on the LPAT’s website.

What is an Official Plan?

An 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. The Official Plan establishes the vision, corresponding principles and supporting policies to guide the Town's evolution and development to the year 2031, for all lands in the Town of Aurora

What is a Stable Neighbourhood?

The intent of the Official Plan is to ensure that areas designated Stable Neighbourhoods are protected from incompatible forms of development, and that new development in these areas, respect and reinforces the area's existing physical character and uses. The proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Draft Infill Design Guidelines for Stable Neighbourhoods are intended to further reinforce Official Plan policies for Stable Neighbourhoods, while at the same time, allowing flexibility for these areas to evolve and be enhanced over time. 


March 27, 2019 Public Planning Report PDS19-025 Stable Neighbourhoods Study

Infill Design Guidelines for Stable Neighbourhoods - March 8, 2019

January 30, 2019 Public Planning Report PDS19-010 Stable Neighbourhoods Study

Stable Neighbourhoods Study - Peer Review Information Report - Jan 16, 2019

Stable Neighbourhoods Study May 29, 2018 Special Council Meeting Agenda

Stable Neighbourhoods Map.pdf

 6048-18 Interim Control By-Law.pdf

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Stable Neighbourhood Policies- Official Plan.pdf

February 28, 2018 Notice of Public Open House Existing Stable Neighbourhoods

Town of Aurora Official Plan 
Zoning By-law 6000-17

Personal Information Collection Notice

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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