Official Plan Review

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The Draft Official Plan Amendment is available for public review and comment.

The Aurora Official Plan Review (OPR) has come a long way! After extensive public consultation throughout the last two years, the Town of Aurora has now released a draft Official Plan Amendment with a revised vision for town planning over the next 30 years.

How to share your feedback:

  • Review the Draft in the documents section to the right.
  • Add a comment using the “Comments” tool below.
  • Feedback is also being accepted via email to the Town’s Project Manager, Edward Terry, at eterry@aurora.ca

Some of the key changes

The Draft Official Plan Amendment is available for public review and comment.

The Aurora Official Plan Review (OPR) has come a long way! After extensive public consultation throughout the last two years, the Town of Aurora has now released a draft Official Plan Amendment with a revised vision for town planning over the next 30 years.

How to share your feedback:

  • Review the Draft in the documents section to the right.
  • Add a comment using the “Comments” tool below.
  • Feedback is also being accepted via email to the Town’s Project Manager, Edward Terry, at eterry@aurora.ca

Some of the key changes and enhancements being proposed in the draft Official Plan Amendment include policies for climate change resilience and natural heritage protection, cultural heritage preservation, active transportation, the updated Promenade/Major Transit Station Area Secondary Plan, updated maps and schedules and so much more.

The Town will accept feedback on the Draft Official Plan Amendment until September 30, 2022. After this date, the comments will be compiled, and edits will be made to the Draft Official Plan Amendment. A public open house is expected for January/February 2023 where the Draft Final Official Plan Amendment will be presented and will be followed shortly thereafter by a statutory public meeting.


Background

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.

  • Draft Official Plan Amendment is ready for your review

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    The Aurora Official Plan Review (OPR) has come a long way! After extensive public consultation throughout the last two years, the Town of Aurora has now released a draft Official Plan Amendment with a revised vision for town planning over the next 30 years.

    Some of the key changes and enhancements being proposed in the draft Official Plan Amendment include policies for climate change resilience and natural heritage protection, cultural heritage preservation, active transportation, the updated Promenade/Major Transit Station Area Secondary Plan, updated maps and schedules and so much more.

    Review the draft now and share your comments/feedback in the comments tab to the right.



  • Review our Policy and Strategic Directions and; the Aurora Promenade and MTSA Discussion Paper

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    Thanks to your feedback, we have prepared the Aurora Official Plan Review Policy and Strategic Directions Report and Aurora Promenade and MTSA Secondary Plan Discussion Paper for your review. The documents can be found on the right side of this page in the Documents Library.

    The Policy and Strategic Directions Report builds upon the topics, opportunities, constraints, and policy conformity gaps addressed in the Phase 2 Discussion Papers, as well as feedback received from the community and to compile preliminary policy directions.

    The Aurora Promenade and MTSA Secondary Plan Discussion Paper addresses key aspects related to population and employment growth within the Promenade and the Aurora GO Station MTSA including where growth should occur and what it might look.

  • Join us for a virtual Workshop

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    As part of the Official Plan update, we are reviewing and updating the Aurora Promenade Secondary Plan which encompasses Downtown Aurora and its broader area, including the Aurora GO Station which is identified as a Major Transit Station Area (MTSA).

    Join us for the upcoming Virtual Workshop to share your thoughts and help create a community-led Secondary Plan framework for the Promenade and Aurora GO Station MTSA that balances planned growth and vibrancy, while maintaining and enhancing key characteristics of the area.

    Register now!

  • Virtual Open House

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    Join us for our upcoming virtual OPR Public Open House where we will discuss the Draft Policy and Strategic Directions Report.

    We will be presenting highlights of the draft Report and seeking your input as we begin drafting updated policy for the Town’s Official Plan.

    Register now on Eventbrite

  • Discussion Papers ready for your review!

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    Thank you to everyone who participated in Phase 2 of our Official Plan Review process by sharing feedback here on Engage Aurora, as well as through attending meetings, focus groups and open houses.

    A series of studies and discussion papers are now ready for your review. Review the discussion papers in the Document Library on the righthand side of the page and share your thoughts in the comment section as well!

  • Official Plan Review Update

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    Join us for a Virtual Public Planning Meeting of Council where we will be providing an update on the Official Plan Review.

    📣Members of the public are encouraged to share their feedback on the Official Plan Review with staff and Council at this meeting. 📣

    Tuesday, May 11
    7:00 p.m.
    To view the livestream of this meeting, visit:
    youtube.com/townofaurora(External link)

    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 details, visit:




  • Join us for our upcoming Open Houses

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    The OPR team is preparing four discussion papers, and we need your input!

    Please join us for a series of virtual Public Open Houses. Each Public Open House will focus on a single topic, as follows:

    • Growth & Infrastructure: February 24th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Natural Heritage Network: March 3rd, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Complete Communities: March 10th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Cultural Heritage & Archaeology: March 24th, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    You can register for one or all of the Public Open Houses on Eventbrite at: eventbrite.ca/o/wsp-31346412591


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  • OPR Update: Phase One Complete!

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    Thank you to everyone who participated in Phase 1 of the Aurora Official Plan process!

    We received feedback from the various digital tools here on Engage Aurora, as well as through a public Vision Workshop and from project committee members. This feedback has been used to inform the project’s Vision and Guiding Principles, which will guide the direction of the next phases of the Official Plan Review.

    View the full engagement report now in the Document Library on the righthand side.

    Stay tuned for engagement opportunities during Phase 2!

    A Vision Survey is also coming soon! This survey will help us confirm whether we “heard it right” and understood the key priorities and principles identified during the Phase 1 engagement activities.

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  • Official Plan Review Update

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    Join us for a Virtual Public Planning Meeting of Council where we will be providing an update on the Official Plan Review.

    📣Members of the public are encouraged to share their feedback on the Official Plan Review with staff and Council at this meeting. 📣

    Tuesday, December 8
    7:00 p.m.
    To view the livestream of this meeting, visit: youtube.com/townofaurora

    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 details, visit:

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

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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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