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Aurora - Ontario
York Region. Photo © Mark Visser

Tower Information

Location: 126 Allenvale Dr.
Built: 1984
Height: 42 meters
Capacity: 3,640,000 liters
Water source: blended groundwater and Lake Ontario

Tower Information
Location: 24 Orchard Heights Blvd.
Built: 1984
Height: 36 meters
Capacity: 3,000,00 liters

Water source: blended groundwater and Lake Ontario

Bill Patterson supplied us with most data for the York Region water towers. In addition he did send us many pictures of water towers taken while travelling Atlantic Canada.
Area information
Aurora is a town in central York Region in the Greater Toronto Area, within the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario. It is located north of the Town of Richmond Hill and is partially situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine. The settlement was incorporated as a village in 1863 . Aurora was the childhood home of Lester B. Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968, when his father, Rev. Edwin Pearson, was the Methodist minister.
Oak Ridges Moraine
The Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically important geological landform in the Mixedwood Plains of south-central Ontario, Canada. The moraine covers a geographic area of 1,900 square kilometres (730 sq mi) between Caledon and Rice Lake, near Peterborough. It was formed 12,000 years ago by advancing and retreating glaciers. The Oak Ridges Moraine probably formed in the Late Wisconsin glacial period. More info @ Wikipedia
Aurora Water tower #3
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Aurora tower #3

Tower Information (4-2008)
Location: 280 Bloomington Road West, just west of Young Street
Built: 2008
Capacity: 7,500,000 liters

This tank is called Noth Richmond Hill Elevated water Storage Tank but the tower is actually located in Aurora, Bloomington Road being the dividing line, but it serves Pressure District No. 9 in Oak Ridges (Richmond Hill). This picture was taken just hours after the tank was raised.
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