Ajax

Overview

Ajax is a fantastic community. This thriving town is full of opportunity, surrounded by natural beauty and rich in diversity and culture, making it one of the best places to live in Ontario.

Ajax is a growing town that has much for residents to do and enjoy. Whether it’s spending time outdoors at one of the town’s many parks and green spaces, taking a stroll along the waterfront, or attending one of the town’s various festivals and events, there’s always something happening in Ajax to keep residents of all ages entertained.

Ajax is unique in that it maintains a small town charm while still featuring a comprehensive suite of amenities and facilities that you would only typically find in much larger cities. The town is also ideally situated with easy highway access to Toronto, making it perfect for those commuting to the city that are looking to escape the hectic lifestyle of the city.

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Recreation

Ajax is a very active community with plenty of recreational opportunities available. There is public swimming, skating, organized sports, health and fitness groups and clubs, and much more. There are both structured and unstructured activities you can take part in suitable for a wide variety of ages and skills, from fitness classes to just making use of existing parks and trails for exercise purposes.

Ajax is a cycling friendly community, and there are plenty of parks and trails where cycling enthusiasts can ride.

Community and cultural development is a big focus on the city’s agenda, the town ensures that there are plenty of opportunities to participate in cultural events and festivals.

Discover downtown Ajax with its variety of quaint shops and delectable restaurants to enjoy.

History

Ajax was at first considered a part of the township of Pickering, prior to the Second World War. The town was first considered separate in 1941 when the community began to flourish around a shell plant constructed in the area. People came from all over Canada to take advantage of the economic opportunities that the plant provided, swelling development and the population of the area.

Of interest to note is that from 1941 to 1950 the town of Ajax did not have its own municipal government. After some petitioning the community became represented by an elected council in 1954.

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