The Loft

Located at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex, The Loft Youth Room has an entertainment/media corner, pool table, electronic basketball, table tennis, air hockey and more.

We also have drop-in gym programs, a climbing wall and skate park.

The Loft is a great place for the youth of Aurora to hang out with friends. The best part, it's free!

The Loft Hours

Please see below for The Loft hours throughout the year.

The Loft Hours - Fall
Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Winter & Spring
The Loft Hours - Winter & Spring
Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Loft summer hours will be confirmed.

Holiday Schedules

Note - Regularly scheduled times may be altered during Holiday seasons throughout the year.

Please visit our Holiday Schedules webpage for full details.

How it Works

The Loft is designed to be a safe and supervised drop-in space for youth 12 to 17 years old.

While open youth can come to The Loft to use any of the equipment on site or simply spend time in the space.

How do I get into The Loft? Is there a fee or do I have to check in?
The Loft is at the end of the second floor of the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. You can enter through the main double doors. There is no fee but you will need to sign in with your name and time of arrival.
Facility Access & Self-Monitoring
  • Patrons are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending a recreation program and to not enter a Town of Aurora facility if feeling unwell.
  • Staff will also self-monitor before they enter the facilities daily and report for duty, and will not enter the facilities if ill.
Face Masks are No Longer Mandatory in Town Facilities
  • Effective March 21, 2022, masks will no longer be mandatory for visitors or participants at all Town of Aurora facilities, in accordance with Provincial legislation. Visitors/participants may choose to continue to wear masks and are encouraged to do so, particularly in areas with large crowds or confined spaces. We are asking that anyone entering our facilities conduct a COVID-19 self- assessment and if you are experiencing symptoms to stay home.
Cleaning & Sanitization
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be made available at the entrance and accessible throughout the facility.
  • Program participants are encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands before and after using the facility and not touch their face. By using the indoor recreation facilities, the program participants voluntarily assume all risks, including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease such as COVID-19.
What can I do at The Loft?
The space has a variety of equipment and amenities like:
  • entertainment/media corner
  • pool table
  • table tennis
  • air hockey
You can come alone or with friends, hang out and meet new friends over a game of ping pong or work on your homework. During the year we have Movie Nights and other special events. Check the bulletin board near the entrance for events and opportunities.
I'm 11 but I'll be 12 soon, can I come to The Loft?

While we're excited that users of all ages are interested in The Loft, the space was safely designed and created to engage those 12 to 17 years old.

We encourage parents/guardians or general visitors to stop by, take a quick tour of the new facility. We'd be happy to show you around and talk about the available programs and services.

What if I want to go check out the Skate Park or Gym – will I be able to get back in?

You're free to come and go from The Loft as you please. You only need to sign in once but can exit/enter as many times as you like while it's open.

Please note, staff are inside The Loft only for supervision and not throughout the remainder of the facility.

Is The Loft supervised?

While open, we have youth staff in the Loft but supervision is limited to the immediate youth room. Staff is available to supervise for appropriate language, respond to first aid situations and facilitate the use of the space and equipment. On Friday nights, there's additional youth staff onsite who spend time in various areas of the building. Due to the nature of the programs and services being offered, please note supervision is limited to the availability of staff and the immediate needs of the programming at that time.

Participants will only be supervised during scheduled Town recreation programs and services and does not extend outside of the building, Lambert Willson Park or the Skate Park. We have a positive, ongoing relationship with the York Regional Police (YRP). In efforts to keep all participants and facility users safe, YRP will have a consistent presence at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex on Friday nights in these unsupervised spaces (for example - parking lot, Lambert Willson Park and Skate Park).

Parents/guardians of Loft users should note parks typically are unsupervised spaces and our jurisdiction as staff will be limited to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex facility. While staff is not responsible for supervision of participants outside the facility, YRP will be contacted if there's reason to believe any users in the park or surrounding facility area are participating in any illegal behaviour or are in need of assistance.

Who are the youth staff who supervise The Loft and what do they do?
The youth staff are a group of Program Leaders who are typically ages 19 to 30, recognizable by their Town uniform and name badge. They've worked in our programs for years and often have an interest in working with youth in a variety of fields including recreation, education, psychology, and social work.
They are there to engage with Loft users, ensure the guidelines are being followed, and promote positive youth development.
I want to leave my bag in The Loft while a participating in another program in the building – is that OK?
We are not responsible for any lost or stolen belongings of individual participants and/or visitors to The Loft or the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. As the space is open and accessible, it's recommended participants and/or visitors do not leave personal belongings unattended. Items left at The Loft after it closes for the day will be dropped off at the facility Lost & Found beside the Customer Service Desk on the first floor.
Can I bring my bike/skateboard/scooter/roller blades into The Loft?

Yes you can and there's even a bike/scooter stand inside the space for you to park your equipment. There's also several bike stands on the west side of the building at the front of the facility.

For everyone's safety, please don't ride any of those items inside the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. All Skate Park users or the general public must dismount their bike/skateboard/scooter/roller blades prior to entering the facility.

Rules for using The Loft
The Loft is meant to be a safe and fun space for all youth to enjoy. We encourage everyone to read and follow the list of guidelines below:
  • The space is open to any youth between the ages of 12 and 17.
  • All participants will be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.
  • Video games, gaming systems, and controllers must be signed out for each use.
  • All music and video content accessed on The Loft equipment must be appropriate and "radio-friendly.”
The following is a list of unacceptable behaviours or actions that if displayed, may cause a participant and/or visitor to be asked to leave The Loft and/or the facility:
  • Verbal or physical altercations
  • Bullying and/or harassment of any kind including electronic use
  • Use of profane language
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Smoking or use of drugs/alcohol
  • Intoxication or suspected by staff to be under the influence of any substance
  • Use/possession of firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Littering
  • Damage of Town property
  • Misuse of Town facilities/equipment
  • Skateboarding/biking/rollerblading/scootering/running through halls
  • Disruption of Town programming or other facilities areas
  • Disrespectful or unsafe comments or actions towards facility users or Town staff
  • Unsolicited photographing or videoing of participants, visitors and staff

Any participant and/or visitor violating these guidelines, constituting a public nuisance, or otherwise misusing the facility, can and will be asked to leave by any of our staff. If the person does not leave, staff will call Emergency Services to have the individual removed. These persons may be banned from future use of the facility, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the nature of the incident.

If there are concerns, members of the public are asked to speak with our Youth Staff to assist. For more information, please call Nichole Campsall, Youth and Community Development Coordinator at 905-726-4760 or email Nichole Campsall