Situated in the heart of York Region, Aurora is the perfect mix of urban, suburban and rural all rolled into one.
Aurora is centered on Yonge Street. This major north-south thoroughfare is lined with a diverse array of shops and restaurants, ranging from big-box retailers to a wide variety of independent businesses. The city’s historic downtown provides a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in which to live and play, while outlying districts offer large lots sizes and a more countryside-style atmosphere. The centrally-located Aurora Community Arboretum offers a recreational space for people of all ages, and includes direct access to a trail network stretching north to Newmarket. Several other parks are located throughout the city.
Transport Access in Aurora
Frequent bus service is provided on all major streets by York Region Transit. The agency also offers bus rapid transit along Yonge Street as part of their VIVA network, with VIVA Blue connecting to Newmarket in the north and Finch subway station in the south. For direct service to Downtown Toronto, GO Transit’s Barrie Line is available seven days a week at hourly frequencies, with travel time to Union Station being under an hour. Additionally, Highway 404 is located close by, and offers easy access to both the rest of the GTA and to cottage country.