Aurora Heights History: The early history of Aurora included an Indian Village, "Red Willow Creek," the Collis Leather Company Limited, the Holland River, French fur traders, Jesuit priests, the Quakers, military shipments and stagecoach rides up "Muddy" Yonge Street, Machell's Corners, British settlers such as Captain William Graham and Charles Irwin and French refugees Compt de Puisaye, Quetton St. George and the Saigeon family. The early years, also, included William McClellan who in 1797 took Lot 82 which included the present Aurora Heights subdivision.
In 1863 Aurora held its first village council meeting. At the time local businesses and entrepreneurs included Charles Doan (postmaster and general storekeeper), William Mosley (agent), Robert Machell (dealer in dry goods, hardware, groceries and produce), R. P. Irwin (justice of the peace) and Joseph Fleury (blacksmith and plow maker) each of whom was important in village affairs in the late 1850's and early 1860's.
Aurora Heights Real Estate
Aurora Heights Real Estate: This mature, treed neighbourhood, except for the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wellington Street along Machell Avenue, is located between Wellington Street West and Orchard Heights Boulevard to the north with Yonge Street the east boundary and Bathurst Street the western fringe. Here semi-detached homes can be found. They are well-built, and have stood the test of time. Streets such as Haida Drive, Tecumseh Drive and Kitimat Crescent are well-known in the neighbourhood for such homes.
Semi-Detached Homes Houses
Detached Homes Houses
Detached homes are available in all price ranges, styles and elevations. Bungalows and raised bungalows are an important component of real estate sales here. Sought-after for these affordable offerings are streets like Boulding Drive, McDonald Drive, Autumn Way, Gilbank Drive and Mcleod Drive. More expensive properties are found towards Bathurst Street on Kemano Road, Whispering Trail, Hilldale Road and Wellington Court.
Condominium apartments are found at 15390 and 15450 Yonge Street and condo townhomes are now in an upscale enclave on Senator Court on the north side of Wellington Street.
Johnston, James, Aurora. Its Early Beginnings, Aurora and District Historical Society, 1972.
Milner, Elizabeth Hearn, Aurora 1945-1965 An Ontario Town at a Time of Great Change, Ron Wallace, Publisher & Editor of the Auroran, 95 Edward Street, Aurora, L4G 1W1, 2007.