Heritage Advisory Committee Awards of Excellence
The Aurora Heritage Advisory Committee Awards of Excellence was established in 2007 and aims to encourage and recognize excellence in preservation, restoration and/or enhancement of cultural heritage properties.
Ontario Heritage Trust - Heritage Community Recognition Program
The Ontario Heritage Trust recognizes individuals and groups who have made volunteer contributions to preserving, protecting and promoting community heritage. The Awards are administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.
Awards Won by the Town of Aurora
The Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership in 2008
In keeping with His Royal Highness’ commitment to architecture, the environment, and inner-city renewal, The Prince of Wales agreed to lend his title to the creation in 1999 of a prize to be awarded annually to the government of a municipality which has demonstrated a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of its historic places. The local government must have a record of supporting heritage preservation through such means as regulation, policies, funding and exemplary stewardship. The nomination must provide evidence that heritage properties in the given municipality have improved over a period of time. The award consists of a metal plaque and a scroll, as well as a flag or pennant to be flown outside the winning municipality’s headquarters and/or placed on permanent display.
Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership in 2009
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust had launched the Community Leadership Program in 2008 to recognize communities for exemplary leadership in built, cultural and natural heritage conservation and promotion. The Award for Community Leadership is awarded in four population sub-categories and is administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.
Napier Simpson Jr. Award
The B. Napier Simpson Jr. Award of Merit is awarded to a municipal heritage committee in Ontario for special contributions to heritage conservation in its municipality in the recent past.