Official Plan Review

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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 pm - 7:30pm
  • Natural Heritage Network: March 3rd, 6 pm - 7:30pm
  • Complete Communities: March 10th, 6 pm-7:30pm
  • Cultural Heritage & Archaeology: March 24th, 6 pm-7:30pm
Register for one or all of the Public Open Houses on Eventbrite at: eventbrite.ca/o/wsp-31346412591


Did you miss one of the Open Houses? Not to worry! All of the presentations will be available in the righthand side Document Library for your review. We also welcome your comments in the Comment Section below!



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 serves as a central hub for you to visit and receive ongoing project updates. It is also 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.

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 pm - 7:30pm
  • Natural Heritage Network: March 3rd, 6 pm - 7:30pm
  • Complete Communities: March 10th, 6 pm-7:30pm
  • Cultural Heritage & Archaeology: March 24th, 6 pm-7:30pm
Register for one or all of the Public Open Houses on Eventbrite at: eventbrite.ca/o/wsp-31346412591


Did you miss one of the Open Houses? Not to worry! All of the presentations will be available in the righthand side Document Library for your review. We also welcome your comments in the Comment Section below!



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 serves as a central hub for you to visit and receive ongoing project updates. It is also 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.

  • The Town of Aurora is undertaking a review of its Official Plan, an important document that will help guide the Town’s growth over the next 30 years! The Vision Survey was developed based on public and stakeholder feedback received in Phase 1 of the Project. The purpose of the Vision Survey is to confirm whether we heard the community correctly. This confirmation will be important as the team moves forward with Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review. 

    This survey will take approximately 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

    Take Survey
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