Aurora Estates History: One of the earliest landowners in Aurora was Edward Aemilius Jarvis, founder of the Steel Company of Canada and member of a prominent Toronto family. He owned land on the east side of Yonge Street south of Vandorf Sideroad. As early as 1923, Jarvis, an avid sportsman and horse breeder, used to entertain members of the Toronto Hunt Club at his "Hazelburn" farm as they rode afield in the hunt for foxes. He died on December 19, 1940, but his property, ultimately, formed Hazelburn Estates, one of the earliest residential estate developments in York Region.
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As late as 1970, most of the Aurora Estates neighbourhood was still farm fields and a few homes along Yonge Street, which, previously, was three lanes wide, with the middle passing lane for both northbound and southbound traffic.
Gradually, new homes appeared not only at "Hazelburn" and "Hunters Glen" but at "Elderberry Trails" on the "Elderberry Hill" farm of Jim Elder, businessman, Olympic gold medalist in equestrian show jumping, humanitarian and co-founder of the Toronto Polo Club.
Hazelburn Estates Homes Houses
Hunters Glen - Steeplechase Estates
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Aurora Estates Real Estate: Today, this neighbourhood has been transformed into one of the most prestigious communities of estate and upscale homes in York Region.
The landscape stills sports the older, traditional subdivions of Hazelburn, Hunters Glen and Elderberry Trails with their larger one and two acre lots, plenty of mature trees and the rolling terrain of the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Elderberry Trails Estates
Homes of Aurora Estates
But now, newer, exclusive, gated communities have come into their own. "Wycliffe Gardens" at the southwest corner of Vandorf Sideroad and Bayview Avenue, and well-known "Beacon Hall" with the Beacon Hall Golf Club stretching from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue, are condominium developments with homes always in demand. "Allure At the Gates of Aurora" on the east side of Yonge Street just north of Bloomington Road , made up of detached homes with common elements, is still in the construction stage as of February, 2013.
Now, there are newer freehold developments as well at "Ascot Park Elderberry Hill" by Ballygarven Homes at Yonge Street and Elderberry Trail, and "Renaissance" by Ballymore Homes at Bathurst Street and Bloomington Road West.
Renaissance Estates Homes Houses
Ascot Park Elderberry Hill
Homes Houses of Aurora Estates
The present choice of luxury homes in Aurora Estates is dynamic and attractive, and is desirable for those seeking to upgrade to, or retire in, comfort.
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