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. The artist must have the ability to create an engaging design that is inspired by on or both of the following themes:

  • Aurora's history, signature events and physical environment; and/or
  • Frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19

Artist Eligibility

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

  • Possess demonstrated experience in creating murals and/or street/graffiti art
  • Are over the age of 18 at the time of submission
  • Preferably resides in Aurora, although artists from within York Region will be considered

Submission deadline is Thursday, August 27 at 4 p.m.

Please review the Downtown Street Wall Mural program guidelines.

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

Submit your application online


Wall Mural Application form
Wall Mural Guidelines