The Ontario Heritage Act enables municipalities to designate properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest.
Once a property is designated, it gains public recognition as well as a measure of protection from demolition or unsympathetic alteration. Designation helps to guide future changes to the property so that the heritage attributes of the property can be maintained.
The Ministry of Culture website's Designating Heritage Properties in Ontario describes the purposes of, process involved and benefits derived from Heritage Act designation.
The following properties located in the Town of Aurora (listed by street name) enjoy Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act designation.