Additional Town programs and amenities to reopen

Aurora, ON – Effective Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will move to Step 3 of the roadmap to reopen. The Province of Ontario announced the update as COVID-19 case counts drop and vaccination numbers increase.

“We have finally made it to Step 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan, and I would like to thank each of you for the sacrifices you have made to get us here. We have worked together to bring down the COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations and we can now start to focus on getting back to a new normal. I hope each of you enjoy the summer and connect with those you have been apart from, but I encourage you to do so safely, and if you haven’t already, get your vaccinations so we can continue to stay in this step of the reopening plan.” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas.

Under Step 3 the following municipal service will reopen on Monday, July 26:

The following municipal services are available now:

  • Aurora Public Library is open with access to study tables, computer use, Wi-Fi and window holds pickup. Visit aurorapl.ca 
  • Field, ball diamonds and arenas are available for permitting. Email bookings@aurora.ca
  • Outdoor fitness classes and personal training in parks or public places are by permit only. Email bookings@aurora.ca for more information.

Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less)
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Museums, galleries and festivals, with restrictions on capacity
  • Cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
  • Cinemas and theatres outdoors up to 75 per cent capacity or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less)

Residents are asked to stay vigilant and follow the guidelines from York Region Public Health to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Updates on the status of our municipal operations, cancellations and disruptions will be posted on aurora.ca/covid19 as the situation changes.

For information on what is open or closed in Aurora, please visit aurora.ca/reopen.