Facility Closures

In the interest of our employees and our communities health the following buildings are closed to the public. Staff will continue to provide services by phone and email.

  • Aurora Town Hall
  • Joint Operations Centre
  • Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
  • Aurora Community Centre
  • Aurora Museum and Cultural Centre
  • Aurora Public Library
  • Aurora Seniors’ Centre

Council and Committee Meetings

Aurora Town Council will continue to meet electronically to move forward critical municipal business during the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice. For upcoming Council and Committee Meetings view our webpage.

Statutory committee/board meetings will resume electronically in June 2020 and all other committee/board meetings will resume in September 2020, until further notice.

Delegations will be allowed by video conference and by phone. To delegate at a meeting, please visit aurora.ca/participation for further information. To view the live-streamed meetings, visit aurora.ca/livecouncilmeeting.

Summer Camp

The Town of Aurora Summer Camps will be offering the Camp in a Bag program to provide residents with camp-inspired activities, arts and crafts, and hands-on tactile experiences that can be completed safely from the comfort of your own home. For more information on our Camp in a Bag program visit aurora.ca/summercamps

Due to the ongoing risks associated with COVID-19 and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Aurora has made the difficult decision to cancel all previously scheduled summer camp programs in 2020. The Town’s existing summer camp offerings are designed and structured in a way that cannot be delivered in line with current provincial requirements for physical distancing and social gatherings.

The health and safety of all participants is a top priority and the Town will continue to work with York Region Public Health to determine what additional health and safety measures can be put in place to protect campers, volunteers and staff, if the situation changes. In the meantime, recreation staff are exploring alternative camp options that will be announced at a later date.

Full refunds will be issued to all registered participants. Registrants will be contacted directly by Town staff regarding refund options based on the method of payment.

Aquatics Program

The Town of Aurora will be implementing new procedures in order to provide safe aquatic programs to the community. Effective Monday, July 20, the Town will be offering the following summer swim programs at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC):

  • Lane swims with no spa pool access
  • Aquafit classes with no spa pool access
  • Private swim lessons for individuals (Levels - Swim Kids 5 and higher)
  • Aquatic sport clubs (i.e. facility permitting)

For more information visit aurora.ca/aquatics

With direction from the Province, Aurora’s aquatics staff will continue to work with York Region Public Health, the Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society to determine what additional health and safety measures can be put in place to protect participants and staff. If alternate aquatic programs are able to be developed, information will be shared about the programs and opportunities for registration.

For updates regarding the Town’s summer aquatic programs please visit aurora.ca/aquatics

Recreation and Special Events

To protect the public and Town staff and to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all Town events are cancelled & facility rentals suspended until further notice.

  • All programs, permits and camps scheduled during this time are cancelled and will be refunded
  • Easterpalooza has been cancelled. Those who purchased wristbands are asked to hold onto them and when facilities reopen they will be issued a refund

Waste & Recycling

  • Until further notice, public access to the Green for Life (GFL) building has been suspended
  • E-Waste Event - October 17 - Cancelled

Get updates on any last minute recycling collection schedule changes and emergency disruptions by visiting the Garbage, Recycling and Composting page

Parks, Public Spaces & Trails

Effective, Friday July 24 all 44 outdoor playgrounds in Aurora will reopen. A reminder that playgrounds are not supervised or sanitized. Patrons of playgrounds are reminded to maintain physical distancing of at least two meters from others, wash or sanitize your hands before and after use of the playground and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Please do not visit a park or playground area if you are feeling unwell.

Effective Friday, June 26 splash pads and public washrooms in parks, will reopen. 

As of May 19, in Stage 1, Aurora had reopened open spaces, parks, baseball diamonds the dog park, picnic shelters, sports fields for recreational use, outdoor tennis/pickleball/basketball courts and library curbside pick-up and skateboard parks. All outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas in Aurora are open.

Signage is posted near the amenities, please read and follow the usage rules. Amenities are also used at your own risk.

Excluded is the use of these facilities for organized sporting activities, such as football, softball, ball hockey, soccer, frisbee and basketball, as these activities do not allow for proper physical distancing.

The following amenities are set to reopen with strict guidelines and restrictions:

  • Alternative summer camp program providing themed activities and supplies to families in their homes (June 29). More information to be released soon at aurora.ca/summercamps.
  • Sports fields with modified permitting arrangements. Contact bookings@aurora.ca (July 6)
  • Aurora Public Library with curbside and additional services (July)
  • Aurora Family Leisure Complex Pool for select drop-in programs (July 20)
  • Ice Pad for training only (August)

Aurora’s trail system is open. Open park spaces in Aurora were reopened for activities such as catching or kicking a soccer ball, flying a kite or letting young children run around. School board open spaces are still closed as this use is governed by the school boards.
Sheppard’s Bush has reopened with restrictions, please visit lsrca.on.ca for more details.

Everyone must still comply with current prohibitions under the current Provincial Orders including the ban of organized public events, gatherings of more than 10 people (inclusive of gatherings on private property but excluding family members who reside at the same address), physical distancing of at least two metres from non-household members during all outdoor activities and entry to and use of certain outdoor recreational amenities.

  • The Town of Aurora trails are open for use and residents. Please practice social distancing when using Aurora’s trails.
  • The Regional Municipality of York has re-opened public access to the York Regional Forest as with stricter guidelines for all users. The following guidelines are in place for all users at the York Regional Forest and its 21 public forest tracts:
    • All dogs must be leashed and under control at all times (the off-leash dog area at Bendor and Graves Forest Tract both remain closed until further notice)
    • Practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres between yourself and other forest users, both on the tracts and in common parking areas
    • Do not litter, including garbage, personal protective equipment and pet waste
    • Please be kind and act responsibly
  • If you witness social gatherings please send an email with the date, time, and location to bdepartment@aurora.ca or leave a voicemail with the information at 905-727-3123 ext. 4240. All complaints will be investigated, however it would be preferred if the complainant left a telephone number and name in the event that a follow-up is required