Official Plan Review

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PROJECT UPDATES

Thanks to those who attended the Vision Workshop and who participated in the Self-Guided Walking Tours. We are currently reviewing all of the great feedback we received and will report back on next steps shortly.

PUBLIC PLANNING MEETING- JOIN US!

Join us for a Virtual Public Planning Meeting of Council which will provide an update on the Official Plan Review.

Tuesday, December 8
7:00 p.m.
To view this meeting, visit the Town of Aurora's YouTube Livestream.

📣We are also encouraging members of the public to share their feedback on the Official Plan Review with staff and Council at this meeting. Provide your input on the Official Plan Review by speaking at the meeting and/or by making written submissions to the Clerk of the Town of Aurora.

For more information, visit: aurora.ca/publicparticipation


Welcome! Engage Aurora is an interactive, digital space for you to provide valuable input to the Town of Aurora’s Official Plan Review. This webpage will serve as a central hub for you to visit and receive ongoing project updates. It will also be a great place to interact with other members of the community on important issues, as we collectively build and envision Aurora’s future together.

Aurora’s Official Plan

Help build Aurora’s future - how it looks, feels, moves and the opportunities for jobs and services.

Aurora is growing! In order to plan for and accommodate this growth the Town is reviewing and updating its Official Plan which is now ten years old. The Province, through its policies and plans including A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Provincial Policy Statement, require the Town to accommodate growth by planning to meet the Province’s targets for people and jobs.

The Official Plan sets out the goals, objectives and policies to manage and direct physical change and the effects on the social, economic, built and natural environment of the municipality.

The Official Plan consists of policies that guide things like:

  • Where housing, industry, offices, shops and roads should go;
  • What parts of Town will be the focus for growth and what that growth will look like (e.g. how tall will buildings be?);
  • How to promote, enhance and protect our stable neighbourhoods and heritage assets;
  • Which services and amenities (e.g. parks, schools, cycling paths) are needed and where they will be located; and
  • How to plan for the impacts of climate change and meet environmental targets.

Please see the Timeline on the right side of this page to learn about past project milestones and future phases of the Official Plan Review.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas below!

Join the Conversation

The Town values your voice and involvement. The feedback you provide will help us identify needs and priorities as the Town continues to have a constructive dialogue with our community that is open, transparent, accessible and inclusive.

In the tabs below, you will find activities that you can participate in. These activities will change as the project progresses and as we learn more about the community’s needs and interests. Check-in often and tell us what you think!

We are committed to reporting back to the community on what we’ve heard during each phase of work.

PROJECT UPDATES

Thanks to those who attended the Vision Workshop and who participated in the Self-Guided Walking Tours. We are currently reviewing all of the great feedback we received and will report back on next steps shortly.

PUBLIC PLANNING MEETING- JOIN US!

Join us for a Virtual Public Planning Meeting of Council which will provide an update on the Official Plan Review.

Tuesday, December 8
7:00 p.m.
To view this meeting, visit the Town of Aurora's YouTube Livestream.

📣We are also encouraging members of the public to share their feedback on the Official Plan Review with staff and Council at this meeting. Provide your input on the Official Plan Review by speaking at the meeting and/or by making written submissions to the Clerk of the Town of Aurora.

For more information, visit: aurora.ca/publicparticipation


Welcome! Engage Aurora is an interactive, digital space for you to provide valuable input to the Town of Aurora’s Official Plan Review. This webpage will serve as a central hub for you to visit and receive ongoing project updates. It will also be a great place to interact with other members of the community on important issues, as we collectively build and envision Aurora’s future together.

Aurora’s Official Plan

Help build Aurora’s future - how it looks, feels, moves and the opportunities for jobs and services.

Aurora is growing! In order to plan for and accommodate this growth the Town is reviewing and updating its Official Plan which is now ten years old. The Province, through its policies and plans including A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Provincial Policy Statement, require the Town to accommodate growth by planning to meet the Province’s targets for people and jobs.

The Official Plan sets out the goals, objectives and policies to manage and direct physical change and the effects on the social, economic, built and natural environment of the municipality.

The Official Plan consists of policies that guide things like:

  • Where housing, industry, offices, shops and roads should go;
  • What parts of Town will be the focus for growth and what that growth will look like (e.g. how tall will buildings be?);
  • How to promote, enhance and protect our stable neighbourhoods and heritage assets;
  • Which services and amenities (e.g. parks, schools, cycling paths) are needed and where they will be located; and
  • How to plan for the impacts of climate change and meet environmental targets.

Please see the Timeline on the right side of this page to learn about past project milestones and future phases of the Official Plan Review.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas below!

Join the Conversation

The Town values your voice and involvement. The feedback you provide will help us identify needs and priorities as the Town continues to have a constructive dialogue with our community that is open, transparent, accessible and inclusive.

In the tabs below, you will find activities that you can participate in. These activities will change as the project progresses and as we learn more about the community’s needs and interests. Check-in often and tell us what you think!

We are committed to reporting back to the community on what we’ve heard during each phase of work.

  • Participate in the Virtual Vision Workshop & Self-Guided Walking Tours

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    07 Oct 2020
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    Where will housing, industry, offices, shops and roads go in the future? The Official Plan will help answer these questions! Share your vision for Aurora by participating in one (or both!) of the upcoming events:

    1. Virtual Vision Workshop- Join us virtually on Thursday October 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help develop a vision and guiding principles for Aurora’s updated Official Plan. Pre-registration is required. To register for this event and to learn more, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-vision-workshop-town-of-aurora-official-plan-review-tickets-123338182825
    2. Self-Guided Walking Tours- Take a stroll around Town and participate in a self-guided walking tour in Aurora! Identify key themes in the Official Plan and snap some photos along the way. Submit your feedback by October 27. Walking Tour Routes and all the details are available at: https://engageaurora.ca/opr?tool=map#folder-58809-21802

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  • Announcing our OPR Leadership Team and Community Steering Committee

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    13 Aug 2020
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    We are pleased to announce the Official Plan Review (OPR) Leadership Team as well as the nine members from the Aurora community who have been selected to form the OPR Community Steering Committee.

    The Leadership Team serves as an advisory role and includes both Council and Town staff representation. The team is engaged at each phase of the Study through the circulation of project updates and the review of key draft documents.

    Steering Committee members will be ambassadors for Aurora’s Official Plan Review process. They will attend regular meetings and workshops throughout the process setting the tone for cooperation; ensuring the planning process is inclusive and open; and providing feedback and advice on recommendations to aid in decision-making.

    The members of the OPR Leadership Team are:

    • Mayor Tom Mrakas
    • Councillor Harold Kim
    • Councillor Sandra Humfryes
    • Al Downey, Director, Operations
    • David Waters, Director, Planning & Development Services
    • Edward Terry, Project Manager

    The members of the OPR Community Steering Committee are:

    • Nick Choo (Resident)
    • Elnaz Ghafoori (Resident)
    • Kathy Kantel (Resident)
    • John Hartman (Resident)
    • Tim Hammill (Economic Development Board)
    • Jeff Lanthier (Heritage Committee)
    • Balpreet Grewal (Community Advisory Committee)
    • Sandra Ferri (Aurora Chamber of Commerce)
    • John Green (Ratepayers of Yonge Street South)

    These individuals bring a diverse and impressive set of experience and knowledge that will be invaluable in guiding our Town through this review.

    Additional seats on the Community Steering Committee may be added, as chairs of all Ratepayer Associations in Aurora have been invited, but have not yet confirmed.

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  • Town seeks community members to serve on Official Plan Review Community Steering Committee (CSC)

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    15 Jun 2020
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    The Town of Aurora is looking for up to four members of our community to serve on the Official Plan Review Community Steering Committee (CSC).

    Selected members of the CSC will be expected to:

    • Participate in approximately 8 meetings/workshops during key milestones of the project over the next 2 – 3 years. Meetings/workshops will be held in the afternoon/evening during the week, and will be approximately 1.5 - 2 hours in duration.
    • Become an Ambassador of the project, who promotes and attends public events related to the Official Plan Review.

    We are looking for a diverse representation from the community; each member bringing a different opinion and voice to the project.

    If you want to share your voice and be a part of Aurora's Official Plan Review, please download and complete the Community Steering Committee Application Form. Completed applications can be emailed to Edward Terry at ETerry@aurora.ca and must be received by June 30, 2020.