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Central York Fire headquarters receives 2024 Ontario Builder Award

By Town of Aurora   

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Apr. 23, 2024, Aurora, Ont. – Central York Fire Services (CYFS) is proud to announce its new headquarters has been selected as the winning project for the 2024 Ontario Builder Awards in the Group 2 – Project Value from $5 Million to $25 Million – Specialty/Niche category.

“The Ontario Builder Awards serve as a celebration of outstanding achievements in construction and development across the province. By winning this category, Station 4-5 is being recognized for its innovation, quality and overall contribution to the built environment,” said Rocco Volpe, Central York

Fire Services Acting Fire Chief. “I would like to extend my congratulations to Remo General Contracting Ltd., for bringing to life the collective future-forward vision championed by our late Fire Chief Laing and the Towns of Aurora and Newmarket. This recognition is a testament to the dedication, hard work and collaboration exhibited by all those involved in the project.”

The 23,000 square-foot fire station, located at 300 Earl Stewart Drive in Aurora, is the headquarters and training facility for CYFS. The station opened in September 2022 and represents a collaborative effort between the Towns of Aurora and Newmarket, setting a precedent for commitment to public safety.


The $11 million facility features a modern design, state-of-the-art equipment, and strategic location to enhance emergency response capabilities. Remo General Contracting Ltd was the general contractor who constructed the facility and submitted for the award.

The Ontario Builder Awards are produced by the Ontario General Contractors Association and are supported by its members and sponsors. For these Ontario Builder Awards, aesthetic merit, innovation and effectiveness in design and planning are the key criteria.

Station 4-5 will be named in honour of late Fire Chief Ian Laing at a dedication ceremony in September during the Central York Fire Services annual open house and the station’s two-year anniversary.

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