Mayor’s Council Update – June 22, 2021

Last night at Council a discussion took place that finalized the renaming of the most exciting project this Town has ever had….. Effective immediately, the Library Square project, the centerpiece of the Town’s ambitious downtown revitalization plan, will now be known as Aurora Town Square. The new name, following an extensive public engagement process, was carefully chosen to reflect an age-old desire for communities to share a space of belonging and celebration.

As I have said before, I believe Aurora Town Square is the perfect name for the reimagined Library Square. It speaks to what it is – the heart of a revitalized downtown core, a focal point for community gatherings in this great town of ours. Aurora Town Square is a name that speaks to the small-town charm our community has but with big city amenities such as those that the square will provide. It will be at the centre hub of future growth as our downtown core continues to revitalize.

Officially opening in 2022, Aurora Town Square will feature outdoor and indoor cultural spaces that offer unlimited possibilities.

  • A vibrant, 29,000-square-foot outdoor community space animated by a skating track in winter that can be turned into a water feature in the summer, an amphitheatre/ performance space, art installations spaces, community event space, and an enclosed bridge between the Library and the Church Street School addition.
  • A spectacular 23,000-square-foot addition to the beloved Church Street School facility will feature a flexible performance hall with seating for up to 250 patrons in Theatre style and new multi-purpose arts programming spaces.
  • Some major updates including a new entrance and other new public spaces at the Aurora Public Library, which will make it even more accessible, user-friendly.

It will become the new place to be for Aurora residents and visitors alike to enjoy the arts, theatre, music, community events and activities all year around and to enjoy the company of fellow Aurorans!!

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