Profile & Quick Facts
The 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 has continued to grow recently with the rebranded Desjardins Insurance Corporate Office 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.
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 and business friendly economic development board.
|Population (year-end 2016)||60,000|
Business Costs and Information
|Development Charges (2018)||
$289.98 per square metre for industrial, office, and institutional (includes regional and education portions)
|Property Taxes (2018)||1.769489% commercial (including office buildings and shopping centres)
2.065691% industrial (including large industrial)
|Water Rates (2018)||
$2.01 per cubic meter of water consumption
|Storm Sewer Rates (2018)||$67.07 per metre monthly or $134.14 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
|Resident Labour Force||31,100|
|Labour Shed Work Force||2 million|
|Housing & Income|
|Average Household Income||$130,600|
|Average Detached Housing Cost (2016, Resale)||$1,143,545|