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August 19, 2017

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The Town of Aurora is a scenic community located in the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine in the heart of York Region.

A mosaic of contemporary living in charming heritage surroundings, Aurora attracts those looking for the ideal combination of small-town friendliness with urban amenities.

Come and join us for Doors Open Aurora 2017!

Contact planning@aurora.ca to become a volunteer for Doors Open Aurora!

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Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Aurora Armoury

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
89 Mosley Street
Aurora, Ontario
Year built: 1874
Building type: Military
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built in 1874 as a drill shed for the 12th Battalion of Infantry, the Aurora Armoury was part of a network of defence training facilities for citizen soldiers. It is the oldest purpose-built armoury in Ontario, and was used by the Queen’s York Rangers.

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Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms

George Russell House - Bijoy's Restaurant

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
42 Temperance Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-7149
Year built: c. 1868
Style: Gothic revival
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This elegant and completely restored c. 1868 worker’s house of simple Ontario Gothic cottage style is now a charming restaurant. It was built for George Russell, a labourer and agent who worked at the nearby Fleury Foundry. Until the 1940s, it was mainly occupied by blue-collar workers.

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Guided tours available

Merlin's Hollow

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
181 Centre Crescent
Aurora, Ontario
Architect: David Tomlinson
Landscape type: Garden
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This site, featuring four unique gardens, including a rock and water garden, has been featured on CBC TV and HGTV, and in programs on local television stations. Over 1,500 species of plants and flowers, and countless insects, live here. Horticulturalists and photographers alike will delight in the garden sculptures, flowers in full bloom and impressive array of vibrant colours.