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Aurora, Ontario (Canada)

York Regional Municipality

Last modified: 2016-08-03 by rob raeside
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[Aurora, Ontario] image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 27 August 2010


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Description of the flag

The current flag is a word logo.


Former Flag

[Aurora, Ontario] image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 26 August 2010

"Sol meus testis" means "The sun is my witness".
Rob Raeside, 23 October 2005

The current flag of the Town of Aurora is white with town logo on it. Here is the description and meaning:

  • The name Aurora displayed in a traditional font
  • Imagery representative of the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine
  • The fields of yesterday and today
  • The sun rising over Aurora - symbolic of the dawn of a new day
  • This logo is indicative of the historical roots valued by Aurorans and borrows its imagery from the Town Crest
  • While the logo suggests a traditional small town feel through its imagery and font treatment, it definitely has a contemporary flare
  • It suggests the old and the new have come together to create a new identity
  • This logo is intended to elicit feelings of comfort, strength and intimacy - some of Aurora's most valued traits
  • It suggests that Aurora is proud of its history and small town charm
  • But it also embraces a contemporary attitude with a unique vision for the future It was adopted in 2005, but some recent photos show that the previous flag is still on display, maybe for more official use.
The previous flag is white St. Andrew's Cross on blue background, and the town crest on it. It was adopted on 18.05.1988. Here is the description and meaning of the crest:

Aurora's traditional crest consists of the sun in the background shining over some mountains (representing the hills surrounding Aurora) with rows of furrows dug into the earth in the foreground by a symbolized Fleury plow (the Fleury plow, manufactured where Bacon Basketware is now located on Wellington Street West, was the first plow to be mass produced in Canada). It is surrounded by branches of maple leaves and the slogan "The Sun is my Witness" in Latin (Sol Meus Testis).

Information and images thanks to Michelle Outar-Danaii , Communications Specialist , Town of Aurora.

About the town:

"Aurora (2006 Population 47,629, 2008 estimate 52,000) is an affluent Canadian town in York Region, approximately 40 km north of Toronto. It is situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine in a part of the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario." - from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora,_Ontario.

Official town website: http://www.e-aurora.ca/aurora/index_e.aspx?ArticleID=3.
Valentin Poposki, 18 December 2009
 

Detail of Arms

[Aurora, Ontario] contributed by Garry Borgacci, 3 October 2005
Source: Aurora website