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Aurora Community Arboretum

The Aurora Community Arboretum Inc. (ACA or the Aurora Arboretum) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation and maintenance of an arboretum for Aurora and surrounding areas. It is managed by its members through a Board of Directors. Many members and volunteers help to regularly maintain the Arboretum with assistance from Town of Aurora Parks staff and various professional contractors.

The ACA is 100 acres of Town of Aurora parkland between Wellington Street to the south and St John’s Sideroad to the north along the valley of the East Holland River. Industrial Parkway North partially borders it to the west.

There are over 10 km of trails, 5 ponds and the Holland River runs through the centre of the park. There is a meadow in the north, forests, wetlands and the specimen tree area where commemorative trees can be seen.

Over 60 species of birds have been spotted in the Arboretum, some calling it home, others just stopping by!

Over 100 types of wildflowers can be found throughout the summer and over 500 different tree species/varieties are always on display.

Visit the Arboretum’s “Field of Gold” in late April/early May where over 10,000 daffodils are on display. Visit our ‘Flora Aurora’ area of the Arboretum in spring-summer to enjoy over 350 different flowering shrubs and trees. Not all flower at the same time so there is always something new to see. Late summer and fall provides colourful foliage.

The ACA is open all year round and is “Aurora’s Urban Oasis”.

Several parking lots and access points allow for entry to various parts of the Arboretum. To learn where they are as well as various trails and feature areas, download a detailed map by visiting our website www.auroraarboretum.ca


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Constellations Solo Exhibition & Sale | Emily Carriere

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Constellations is a solo exhibition presenting the intricate and colourful vinyl and acrylic artworks by award winning emerging artist Emily Carriere. Through experimentation and intuition, Carriere’s creates abstract images with intricately cut and layered patterns and shapes. Placing value in…

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Constellations Solo Exhibition & Sale | Emily Carriere

Aurora Town Hall Gallery Space 100 John West Way, Aurora, Ontario

Constellations is a solo exhibition presenting the intricate and colourful vinyl and acrylic artworks by award-winning emerging artist Emily Carriere. Through experimentation and intuition, Carriere creates abstract images with intricately cut and layered patterns and shapes. Placing value in the…

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Online Oil Painting Studio with Judy Sherman

This virtual studio experience, led by artist Judy Sherman, will offer instruction to emerging artists on how they can create their own paintings. Sherman will guide participants through basic techniques, and explain how they can apply finishing touches to take their masterpieces…

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Online Oil Painting Studio with Judy Sherman

This virtual studio experience, led by artist Judy Sherman, will offer instruction to emerging artists on how they can create their own paintings. Sherman will guide participants through basic techniques, and explain how they can apply finishing touches to take their masterpieces…

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Virtual Gallery Show HOME – The connection between…

Richmond Hill Group of Artists @ The Mill Pond Gallery 314 Mill Street, Richmond Hill, MT

As we journey through life we choose our destination, other times it chooses us. We asked our members to use the above statement to inspire their submissions. They have interpreted our theme in so many creative and thoughtful ways. This…

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Winter wonders

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Learn how wildlife survive chilly weather and how to recognize their tracks and signs. This event is intended for Ages 6+: Beginner level information Activities and concepts that are friendly for all ages Intended…

Enjoy a book chat with author Linden MacIntyre

Join the Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. for a chat with the Scotiabank Giller award winner Linden MacIntyre. Moderator Judy Penz Sheluck will discuss his new novel The Winter WIves and so…

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Virtual Gallery Show HOME – The connection between…

Richmond Hill Group of Artists @ The Mill Pond Gallery 314 Mill Street, Richmond Hill, MT

As we journey through life we choose our destination, other times it chooses us. We asked our members to use the above statement to inspire their submissions. They have interpreted our theme in so many creative and thoughtful ways. This…

Free
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Virtual Gallery Show HOME – The connection between…

Richmond Hill Group of Artists @ The Mill Pond Gallery 314 Mill Street, Richmond Hill, MT

As we journey through life we choose our destination, other times it chooses us. We asked our members to use the above statement to inspire their submissions. They have interpreted our theme in so many creative and thoughtful ways. This…

Free

Winter wonders

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Learn how wildlife survive chilly weather and how to recognize their tracks and signs. This event is intended for Ages 6+: Beginner level information Activities and concepts that are friendly for all ages Intended…

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SMALLtreasures – Live Member Group Show and Sale

Richmond Hill Group of Artists @ The Mill Pond Gallery 314 Mill Street, Richmond Hill, MT

The RHGA Annual SMALLtreasures Member Group Show and Sale opens Saturday, December 4! A beautiful variety of original artwork, in many medium, styles and themes are available. Smaller sizes and prices perfect for the gift-giving season. Come in to find…

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