Most Aurorans have known for years that the land base requires going up with buildings. Still the politicians hark back to years ago when urban sprawl was possible. A couple of our councillors " get " it, but the squabbling will prevent meaningful decisions. Cllr Abel looks for a fight on every issue and Sandra blows with every breeze.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 3 May 2017 at 08:29
You know, that's not true about limits of the land base. When Aurora is built out to the boundary, the Province will simply expand the boundary : probably to the east.
Already no division exists between our town and Newmarket. Fire protection is shared. Police, transit, water, sewers and planning authority are all regional. As is education.
As long as the federal government continues to encourage immigration and as long as immigrants
are drawn to the GTA , demand for housing will continue to grow.
Public investment in infrastructure is in the GTA . No effort or incentive is taken to direct newcomers to less dense regions and even sparsely populated areas are being vacated in favour of the GTA.
Housing is an essential part of the economy.
All things spring from the housing industry. Furnishings,gardening implements ,furniture and supplies and automobiles.
The retail industry needs a market. Hospitals with expensive technology need to be centralized .
Most people like to be where people are.
They will continue to arrive and towns will continue to grow.
Aurora will be a amalgamated with Newmarket and the new town will not be called Aurora.
It will be a sad day but only for those of us who knew how it was.
I can't believe how many believe that Aurora will stop growing when infilling is complete. The
Province created new boundaries in 1971 .They will do it again when the need arises.
We will have wards then for sure. Aurora will be a single ward and we will have one or perhaps two representatives in the new town.
Forty-nine per cent of the electorate will turn out to vote if there's a mayoralty contest and nineteen
per cent if there isn't.
On the plus side, we might bring back industries that left with the North American Free Trade