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Aurora

Community

The quaint town of Aurora is located in York Region, within the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario. It is in the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Georgina Island. Back in 1793, Young Street was lengthened, paving the way for the establishment of the Aurora Community. Two years later, the first house was built. The town is well-known for being the childhood home of Lester B. Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada. It has recently won two prizes--The Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership and the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership in Heritage Conservation and Promotion-- for the preservation of its historical architectural features. Along with this history, Aurora also boasts a host of natural settings within its borders, including Willow Farm, Lakeview and Wimpey Trail, and the Aurora Community Arboretum that stretches across 100 acres of parkland. This town’s charm and beauty is truly unparallelled and well worth a visit!

Watersheds

Lake Huron

Traditional Territories

Anishinaabeg
Haudenosaunee
Huron-Wendat

Address

Town of Aurora PO Box 1000 100 John West Way Aurora, ON L4G 6J1 ? Phone: (905) 727-1375 Email: info@aurora.ca

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