Is Co-operative living for me?

The answers below will help you know if Aurora Village Co-op is right for you.

Aurora Village is a Non-Smoking and No Pet building.


Are you the type of person who likes to get involved and work with others to accomplish a shared goal? If so, then you will find living in a co-operative community rewarding. The experience of co-operative living is enriched by everyone’s participation and commitment.

The amount of time per month you re asked to volunteer will depend on your committee as well as the time of year. For example, during the spring and summer months those who are a part of the Landscape Committee will spend more time outdoors working on the gardens. You can inquire with each committee to find out more about expectations around time commitments.

Yes, we encourage our members to select a committee that they feel would be the right for them. Choose a committee that your feel passionate about and know that you will be able to contribute with your expertise and skill set. Each committee consensually determines that committee’s schedule and amount of hours each volunteer will be required to give.

Here is a list of our committees:

  • Community Activities Committee
  • Landscape Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Neighbourhood Watch Committee
  • Newsletter Committee
  • Welcoming Committee

We also elect a Board of Directors.

Other obligations include;

  • following the Aurora Village Co-op’s rules and bylaws
  • mandatory attendance at the General Meetings (usually 4 times a year with the possibility of more)
  • paying housing charges on time
  • keeping your unit maintained
  • reporting any deficiencies or needed repairs to the office by submitting work orders as they occur


Yes. Aurora Village Co-op has a Sustainability Program that informs Aurora Village Co-op Members as to what is acceptable, as defined by Town of Aurora, in blue and green bins.

Due to Aurora Village Co-op’s efforts to date, we have been asked to pilot a battery & light bulb collection and an E-waste program for the Region of York.


Yes, our laundry facilities operate on a card loading system. We have energy efficient front loading machines. Please note, we do not allow portable washers / dryers or dishwashers in our units, with the exception of the townhouses.

Yes, we have award winning gardens with flower gardens, picnic areas, and basketball court area. We also have a children’s playground area.

The rules are:

  • members are expected to clean up after themselves
  • guests must be accompanied at all times
  • smoking in designated areas only
  • no glass in common areas as a safety precaution
  • use appropriate disposal areas for clean-up (green waste, recycling, garbage)
  • leave the area as it was prior to use

We also have a large meeting room/recreation room with full kitchen facilities and washroom facilities. See room rental form.


For matters of dispute, if you don’t feel comfortable addressing the individual(s) you can approach the office with your concern(s) in writing. If warranted, the concern(s) will be forwarded to the Aurora Village Co-op Board of Directors.


We have some units that have been modified for those who have disabilities but they are not fully accessible. Note: All our units have stairs with the exception of our one bedroom units.


We have secure underground parking with an area for bike parking at ground level. We also have surface parking. Visitor parking is available for guests.


We have a fob system for entrance to the building and the underground parking area. We also have 24 hour video surveillance. You can tune into channel 988 on your television to view lobby security channel.