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March 2020
Purpose-Built Rentals at 145 &147 Wellington St W

Purpose-Built Rentals at 145 &147 Wellington Street West

March 4, 2020

Last night a general committee we discussed a long standing application; an application  that came before Council last term. The application would see 56 purpose-built rentals to be built at 145 and 147 Wellington Street west. [...]

Protecting Aurora’s Tree Canopy

Protecting Aurora’s Tree Canopy

March 1, 2020


Our community expects our Council to build on the work of previous Councils and continue to take meaningful steps – both large and small – towards addressing environmental issues in our Town; and in particular measures by which we can address climate change. [...]

February 2020
All-Way Stop on John West Way

All-Way Stop on John West Way

February 29, 2020


This week at Council, there were several issues discussed, debated and decisions made. One item that generated a considerable amount of discussion was whether an all-way stop at Amberhill Way and John West Way should be put in place. [...]

Starlight Investments – 145 & 147 Wellington Street West

Starlight Investments – 145 & 147 Wellington Street West

February 26, 2020


The Application for Zoning By-law Amendment, (Starlight Investments) 145 & 147 Wellington Street West will be discussed at the March 3 General Committee. Here is the full report for your viewing.

Wellington St Grade Separation Proposal

Wellington Street Grade Separation Proposal

February 23, 2020


This Monday Metrolinx will be having an Open-house, drop-in format at the Aurora Community Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. This open house will focus on the proposed grade separation at Wellington St and the impacts to our Businesses, residents and our community. I have and will continue to work with Metrolinx to ensure that any impacts to our community [...]

“Road Diet” on Yonge St ???

“Road Diet” on Yonge St ???

February 13, 2020


The Transportation Master Plan will be before Council at General Committee next week for discussion... One of the recommendations is to see the implementation of a “road diet” on Yonge Street from south of Orchard Heights [...]

Fire Helmet and Axe

Regional Council Update – February 06, 2020

February 8, 2020


Well that was certainly an interesting Regional Committee of the Whole meeting! I had put forward two motions for Council consideration and they both generated quite a bit of debate. I will speak to them separately as there’s a lot to discuss [...]

Soccer field

Mayor’s Update – January 28, 2019

January 31, 2020


When it comes to sports facilities, I think we can all agree that the Town of Aurora is in a deficit position when it comes to rectangular fields as well as baseball diamonds. But how do we correct this problem given the fact that the Town has limited “vacant” land and given the fact that as we continue to grow [...]

2020 Provincial Budget Consultations

2020 Provincial Budget Consultations

January 23, 2020


It was great to have the Minister of Finance Rod Phillips as well as the Deputy Premier Christine Elliott and MPP Michael Parsa host a 2020 budget consultation right here in Aurora. I was scheduled to make comments, unfortunately I was unable to attend due to illness. I will be sending in my comments as a written submission as I [...]

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