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Aurora, Ontario
Town of Aurora, Ontario
Profile & Quick Facts

Downtown AuroraThe Town of Aurora is a growing community with over 1,300 businesses, including approximately 150 major industries and head offices. A strong entrepreneurial community is located within the town.

Aurora's has continued to grow recently with the opening of the corporate head office of State Farm Insurance and the Hallgrove Business Park. The town is committed to economic growth with a ready supply of employment lands and a new premier Business Park in the Leslie Street and Highway 404 area.

The advantages of doing business in Aurora are numerous.
Established and developing employment parks are connected by efficient regional rail, transit and road systems. The historic downtown core on Yonge Street is supplemented by a wide variety of retail outlets and office centres.

Aurora's location offers all the advantages of an urban centre while maintaining its small town atmosphere. Portions of the Town exist within the environmentally-significant Oak Ridges Moraine, which provides rolling terrain, rich valley land and large forest tracts.

There are outstanding opportunities for business growth with an active Chamber of Commerce and a supportive, cooperative municipal government.

Aurora is a scenic and friendly Town with a rich cultural heritage, recreational facilities and neighbourhoods. An ideal place to live and grow a business.
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Quick Facts
  Area 49 km²
  Population (year-end 2018) 62,000
Business Costs and Information

Development Charges

(Jan 2019)

$291.44 per square metre for industrial, office, and institutional
$621.49 per square metre for retail
$167.86 for hotel/motel
(includes regional and education portions for all above)
  Property Taxes (2018)  1.769489% Commercial (including office buildings and shopping centres)
2.065691% Industrial (including large industrial)

Water Rates

(May 2018)

$2.01 per cubic meter of water consumption
$2.72 per cubic meter of wastewater consumption
$4.73 per cubic meter of combined consumption


Storm Sewer Rates

(May 2018)

$67.07 per metre monthly, or

$134.04 per metre bi-monthly

  Electrical Power PowerStream (div of Alectra Utilities) (905) 417-6900 Business Rates & Energy Savings for Business
  Natural Gas Enbridge Gas 1-800-362-7434 For Business page

Rogers Communications 1-866-431-4642

Bell Canada 310-2355

  Employment Rate 68.4%
  Resident Labour Force 31,100
  Labour Shed Work Force 2 million
Housing & Income
  Average Household Income (2015) $147,604

Average Resale Housing Cost (All Home Types, 2018)


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