Program Overview

In May 2020, Aurora Town Council approved a motion to introduce a Street Wall Mural Program to allow local artists to beautify the downtown core in a unique way. The purpose of the murals is to create a sense of pride, reduce graffiti and tagging, and allow neighbourhoods to shape their community through beautification. The murals will be created on Town-owned retaining walls along Yonge Street in the downtown core between Aurora Heights Drive (to the north) and Kennedy Street (to the south).

Retaining Wall

Mural Program Themes

The Town of Aurora is seeking an experienced artist to create the first mural for this program. Artists are invited to submit an engaging design that is complementary to the essence, vibrancy, and uniqueness of Aurora’s downtown and the Town’s vision to revitalize this area as a dynamic public space.

Artist Eligibility

The Mural Program is open to individual artists that meet the following criteria:

  • Submit a complete Application Form that includes the information detailed in Section v. (Call for Artists Application Requirements) of these Guidelines;
  • Possess demonstrated experience in creating murals, street/graffiti art or similar artwork;
  • Are over 18 years old at the time of submitting the Mural Program Application Form;
  • Preferably reside in Aurora and/or York Region, although this is not a requirement to participate.

Submission deadline is May 21, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Please review the Downtown Street Wall Mural program guidelines.

For more information on the program please contact Phil Rose, Manager of Library Square at 905-727-3123 ext. 4327 or email 

Submit your application online


Wall Mural Application form
Wall Mural Guidelines