Aurora Town Square

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Welcome! Engage Aurora is an interactive, digital space for you to learn about and provide valuable input into Town projects.

This webpage will serve as a central hub for the Aurora Town Square project, where you can visit to learn more about the planned space and receive ongoing project updates. This is also a great place to interact with other members of the community and share your ideas for how the different spaces can be used, as construction of the square gets underway and the area is transformed into a vibrant destination for our community to enjoy.

ABOUT THE AURORA


Welcome! Engage Aurora is an interactive, digital space for you to learn about and provide valuable input into Town projects.

This webpage will serve as a central hub for the Aurora Town Square project, where you can visit to learn more about the planned space and receive ongoing project updates. This is also a great place to interact with other members of the community and share your ideas for how the different spaces can be used, as construction of the square gets underway and the area is transformed into a vibrant destination for our community to enjoy.

ABOUT THE AURORA TOWN SQUARE PROJECT

With two community spaces and unlimited possibilities, Aurora Town Square is a place where young and old can come together in all seasons to enjoy art, theatre, music, shopping, community events and activities.

Aurora Town Square includes two key spaces – a vibrant outdoor square and a new community facility that will feature a flexible performance hall with seating for up to 250 people and a variety of multi-purpose programming spaces that will bring life and energy to our downtown core.

Aurora Town Square is a key part of Aurora's exciting downtown revitalization plan.

  • Construction on new Aurora Public Library entrance begins

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    Starting Tuesday October 27th, crews will undertake demolition work to the Yonge St. entrance of the Aurora Public Library. There will be closures along Yonge Street as well as parking restrictions in the area. Please exercise caution when walking in the area as there will be sidewalk detours. Stay alert and be safe.

    What you need to know:

    • Northbound Yonge St. will be reduced to one lane between Church St. and Mosley St.
    • Concrete barriers and fencing will be in place on Yonge St. and signage will guide pedestrians around the work area. Hoarding will also be erected at the Library's main entrance to protect patrons from construction.
    • Reduction of Aurora Public Library parking in the east-side lot to 17 parking spaces, including 1 accessible parking space. The east-side Library entrance will also be closed off at this time.
    • An additional accessible entrance will be created on the north side of the Library, which patrons will be able to access from Yonge St. only.
    • Installation of construction fencing at the commercial property located at 15157 Yonge St. with impacts to customer parking availability.
    • Removal of various trees around the perimeter of the construction site, some of which are non-native invasive species. All trees slated to be removed will be replaced with new ones as part of landscaping work to take place during the latter stages of construction.

    Parking Restrictions:

    Patrons will have ongoing access to the Aurora Public Library for In-Library pickup, however, some parking restrictions within the vicinity are unavoidable as Library Square construction continues. As such, residents, businesses and visitors should make use of all available on and off-street public parking in the downtown area. As you navigate this area, we encourage everyone to cross at designated crosswalks, follow posted signs, and remain aware of any construction taking place. For map of parking areas available around Library Square please visit aurora.ca/librarysquare.

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  • Library Square: Ground Breaking

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    Together with our partners, the Town held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday, October 8th at the future site of Library Square located at 22 Church Street.

    This is an incredible milestone as it marks the start of construction of one the largest projects in Aurora history. We can expect to see the transformation begin with fencing scheduled to go up as early as the week of October 19th.

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  • Get ready Aurora! Construction of the Town’s newest facility is about to begin.

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    We are excited to announce the kick off to Library Square Construction starting the week of October 12.

    Residents and business owners can expect to see the following take place:

    • Large construction equipment moved on site.
    • Construction fencing and silt fencing will be going up around the entire site.
    • Daily construction will generally occur Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.. Due to the nature of this work, there will be dust and construction-related noise from equipment and trucks.
    • Impacts to Aurora Public Library parking and Curbside Pickup.
    • Early works on the project will commence with construction of parking improvements adjacent to the property along Victoria Street (west side) and Church Street (north side).
    • Where necessary, traffic may be diverted and turning movements may be restricted at times. Detour signs will be in place to safely guide motorists and pedestrians around the temporary closures. We understand that construction can be disruptive to those who live and work in the area, and have taken steps to reduce the impacts where possible.

    To minimize disruption where possible, crews will:

    • Limit the reversing of vehicles with back-up safety beeper.
    • Aim headlights away from buildings and homes.
    • Reduce the banging noise from dump truck tailgates.
    • Set up portable lights in a way that limits upcasting onto buildings.
    • Ensure equipment is well maintained and running well.

    *Please note: As with all construction projects, some work may be rescheduled due to weather. We will provide advance notice when possible. Watch twitter.com/Town_of_Aurora for last-minute updates.

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