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Welcome to Aurora ...

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<1>

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Aurora had a population of 47,629 people.<2>

The town of Aurora was established in 1854.

Aurora is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Area Codes for Aurora: (289)<4>, (365) & (905)

We know of 30 communities that are also named Aurora. Our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora contains a list of those communities.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aurora ...

Looking for more information about Aurora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Aurora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aurora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Aurora.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Aurora had a population of 47,629 people.

The population of Aurora represents 0.39% of the population of Ontario (which had 12,160,282 people at that time), making it Ontario's 41st most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 47,629 people, the population of Aurora increased 18.58% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 40,167 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aurora.

Communities near Aurora ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Aurora and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Georgina   [Map]   42,346   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gormley   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Kettleby   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
King City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Markham   [Map]   261,573   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pine Orchard   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Aurora.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aurora:

Websites for Aurora ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Aurora. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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About Ontario

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aurora:

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Aurora:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aurora refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aurora may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Aurora were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Aurora, area code (289, 365) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Aurora.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Aurora. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aurora) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aurora. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aurora

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aurora.


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