Reopening Aurora is the Town of Aurora's plan for reopening municipal facilities and amenities and outlines the plan for a gradual, safe and measured reopening and restart of Town services and programs.

Aurora continues to take a cautious and responsible approach to reopening the Town and we ask all residents and visitors to use vigilance when visiting our facilities and amenities. Public health guidelines still apply according to the current Provincial Orders which include wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing of at least two meters from non-household members.

Below you can find detailed information on what facilities and amenities are open and closed to the public. 

 Assumption of Risk
The Town of Aurora continues to monitor the COVID-19 Pandemic and follows Provincial Orders and best practices and guidelines set out by Public Health authorities.

Users of Town of Aurora parks and facilities are reminded that these areas are available for use at your own risk and cannot be sanitized at all times. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases, including COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

By visiting or using the Town’s parks and publicly accessible spaces, you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19.

We remind you to follow the COVID-19 Provincial Orders and precautionary guidelines being recommending by various Canadian health authorities, including the Region of York, Ontario Public Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

In response to increasing COVID-19 cases across Ontario, the Province has declared a State of Emergency and has enacted a Stay-at-Home Order effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 advising all Ontarians to stay home except for essential purposes.  Additional restrictions under the State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order include:

  • Outdoor gatherings limited to a total of 5 people
  • Non-essential retail stores have hours restricted to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; does not apply to stores primarily selling food, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants for takeout or delivery
  • Non-essential construction is further restricted, including below-grade construction
  • Under declaration of provincial emergency, the Province will provide authority to all enforcement and provincial offences officers to issue tickets to individuals who do not comply with the Stay-at-Home Order, those not wearing a mask and those retail operators who do not enforce regulations
  • Enforcement and inspection blitz to commence for big-box stores
  • Schools in hot zones, including York Region, will not return to in-person learning until at least February 10, 2021

Indoor Facilities and Amenities

 Aurora Public Library
 Status: Closed
 Aurora Seniors Centre

Status: Closed effective December 14 until at least January 10, 2021

 Aurora Town Hall
 Status: Open by appointment only for Marriage License and Commissions
  • Marriage License applications by appointment only. Call 905-727-1375 to book an appointment.
  • Commissioning of documents by appointment only. Call 905-727-1375 or email Access Aurora to book an appointment.
  • Please use the after-hours drop off box, located outside of the front doors at Aurora Town Hall to drop off your cheques for property tax and water payments.
  • If you would like to pay cash in person, please do so at your local banking institution
  • For general inquiries please email Access Aurora or call 905-727-1375
 Club Aurora Fitness Centre

Status: Closed effective December 14 until at least January 10, 2021

  • Virtual group fitness classes will continue to run as scheduled.
  • Fitness membership credits will be returned for future registration use.
  • For more information visit our Club Aurora Fitness page.

Status: Closed effective December 14 until at least January 10, 2021

  • All gymnasium drop-in programs at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex are cancelled
  • For more information visit our AFLC Drop-in programs page.
 Ice Pads

Status: Closed effective December 14 until at least January 10, 2021

  • All Indoor Ice rinks are closed. Permits and programs are cancelled. Accounts will be credited and applied to future use.

  • All public skates, adult skates, seniors skates and stick and puck drop-ins are cancelled.

For more information visit our Skating Activities page.

Aurora Community Centre
- Closed

  • McAlpine Lincoln Arena
  • McAlpine Ford Arena

Aurora Family Leisure Complex - Closed

  • Judy Sherin Memorial Arena

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex - Closed 

  • New Roads Toyota Arena

  • Pfaff Arena
 Joint Operations Centre
 Status: Closed
  • For general inquiries please email Access Aurora or call 905-727-1375

 Meeting Rooms and Community Halls

 Status: Closed


Status: Closed effective December 14 until at least January 10, 2021

  • All Pools, Aquatic programs and Pool Permits are cancelled. A credit will be returned for future registration use. For refunds or inquiries contact

Aurora Family Leisure Complex 

  • Desjardins Pool is closed

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex

  • Canadian Tire Aquatic Centre is closed
  • For more information on registration and availability visit our Aquatics page
Rock Wall
Status: Closed
  • Located at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex
 Squash Courts
 Status: Closed
 The Loft
 Status: Closed
 Walking Track

 Status: Closed effective December 14 until at least January 10, 2021

Outdoor Facilities and Amenities

 Off-Leash Dog Park
 Status: Open year round
 Outdoor Basketball Courts
 Status: Open year round
 Outdoor Exercise Equipment
 Status: Open year round
 Outdoor Tennis and Pickleball Courts
 Status: Closed
 Park Benches
 Status: Open year round
 Park Public Washrooms
 Status: Closed
 Parking Lots in Parks
 Status: Closed
 Picnic Tables and Gazebos
 Status: Open year round
 Status: Open year round
 Skateboard Park
 Status: Closed
 Splash Pads
 Status: Closed for the 2020 season
Special Events

Status: In-person and virtual events happening

 Sports Fields and Baseball Diamonds
 Status: Closed
  • Artificial turf will remain open for permitting until the snow falls
  • Hardball diamonds close September 30
  • For more information visit our facilities and Rental page
 Status: Open year round

For more information on COVID-19, visit York Region Public Health’s website or the Province of Ontario’s website.

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Business Support during COVID-19

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News & Notices

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Find answers to questions on COVID-19 related to the Town of Aurora's services on our Frequently Asked Questions page.