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 Family Leisure Complex
  • Aurora Community Centre
  • Aurora Museum and Cultural Centre
  • Aurora Public Library
  • Aurora Seniors’ Centre

Council and Committee Meetings

  • Local Planning Appeal Tribunals and Advisory Committee meetings are cancelled

Aurora Town Council will continue to meet remotely to move forward critical municipal business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The next virtual meetings of Council are as follows:

  • General Committee Meeting, May 5, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • General Committee Meeting, May 19, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Delegations will be allowed by video conference. To delegate for a meeting please email clerks@aurora.ca. To view the livestream meeting visit aurora.ca/livecouncilmeeting.

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
  • Aurora's Textile Recycling program has been temporarily suspended until further notice. All Diabetes Canada and Cornerstone to Recovery community bins are closed. We ask that you hold on to all materials at this time
  • Cancelled - May 9 - Compost Giveaway Event
  • Cancelled - May 23 - E-Waste Event
  • Cancelled - May 30 (rescheduled date) - Annual Clean Up Day
  • Cancelled - June 6 - Community Garage Sale
  • Cancelled - October 17 - E-Waste Event

Parks, Public Spaces & Trails

Effective Tuesday, May 19, the Town of Aurora is permitting recreational use of tennis courts, basketball courts, sports fields, baseball diamonds, skateboard parks, pickle ball courts and the dog park. All outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas in Aurora are now open. Staff are working to prepare and open the skateboard parks over the next few days.

Excluded are water-play areas, playgrounds, play structures, washrooms and clubhouses. Also prohibited 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.

Aurora’s trail system continues to be open. Open park spaces in Aurora were reopened on May 7 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 will be reopening as of May 29 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 five 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 of April 18, 2020 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.