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Aurora (2006 Population 47,629) is an affluent Canadian town in York Region, approximately 40 km north of Toronto. It is situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine in a part of the Golden Horseshoe. Nearly 7% of Aurora's residents are visible minorities.

Many Aurora residents commute to Toronto, and the town is part of the Greater Toronto Area.

In the Canada 2006 Census, the national rank of population of Aurora rose above 100th for the first time, reaching 97th in Canada's list of largest municipalities in terms of population, compared to 113th in the 2001 Census.


The town was first settled in 1854 when the junction of Yonge Street and a new railway proved to be an ideal settlement. Aurora was incorporated as a town in 1888.


Public school education is governed by the York Region District School Board, which has two high schools in Aurora:

Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School

Aurora High School

as well as several elementary schools.

The York Catholic District School Board also runs several elementary schools as well as Cardinal Carter Catholic High School.

Urban planning

Currently, an undeveloped portion of Aurora is subject to the Ontario Government's Greenbelt legislation.

Community associations and services

Aurora is home to:

Aurora Public Library

Queen's York Rangers Reserve Regiment

2799 Queen's York Rangers Army Cadet Corps

140 Aurora Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

World's Longest Annual Street Sale (from Yonge St. & Wellington St. to Yonge St. & Allaura Blvd. approx. 1.5 km)

Recreation and sports

Aurora Tigers Jr. A Hockey Club

Aurora Master Ducks swimming club

Aurora Minor Baseball Association

Aurora Youth Soccer Club

Aurora Senior A Women's Hockey

Aurora Storm Volleyball Club

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