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Overview of Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Ajax is part of Durham Region, one of the fastest growing areas of Ontario. The Town has a growing business community. Residents enjoy a range of municipal services of city quality in a mid-sized town setting. Ajax's 6 k.m. of waterfront remains largely undeveloped for the enjoyment of everyone.

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History of Ajax, Ontario

The town was first established in 1941 when a Defence Industries Limited shell plant was constructed and a townsite grew around the plant. People came from all over Canada to work at D.I.L. Ajax was chosen as the name of this war-born community After the War ended, the University of Toronto leased much of the D.I.L. plant to house the flood of newly discharged men from the Armed Forces who had enrolled as engineering students. On June 22, 1973, the Ontario Legislature enacted Bill 162 to amalgamate the Town of Ajax and the Village of Pickering and annex certain portions of the Township of Pickering to the Town of Ajax, as part of the creation of the new Durham Region.

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Ajax's Demographics

As most suburban areas in the Greater Toronto Area, Ajax has grown considerably since the 1980's. What was once a small town has increasingly become a bedroom community to Toronto. Many residents commute to work in Toronto or other municipalities in Durham Region.

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Ajax's Climate

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Education in Ajax, Ontario

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Transportation around Ajax, Ontario

Durham Region Transit (DRT) is the bus transit system serving all communities in Durham Region, including Ajax.

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Tourism and Attractions of Ajax

Ajax has many attractions, their waterfront is a key feature of the Town.The unique history can be explored in walking tours of the town. Ajax has many recreation & leisure services, and is close to many area attractions. Many accommodations are available like hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts. Try one of the great local restaurants when in the area.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Ajax
  • Pickering Village
  • Squires Beach

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Geography of Ajax, Ontario

Ajax is surrounded by Pickering to the north and west, to the east is the city of Whitby and the south, Lake Ontario.

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Ajax's Government

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In 1945 with the closing of D.I.L., there was no industry within the Town; but in 1949 Dowty Aerospace started operations in Ajax. By 1991 major employers included Volkswagen Canada, DuPont, Paintplas, Ajax Textile, AEG Bayly Engineering and many others. The early 1980`s brought development to the southern part of Ajax with large, upscale housing constructed along Lake Driveway. The late 1970`s and early 1980`s saw e high rise development alter the skyline of Ajax.

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Ajax's Culture and Significant Events

The diversity of Ajax's population can be clearly seen, and at regular community events such as Home Week and the Ajax Family Festival.

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Sports in Ajax, Ontario

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Media of Ajax

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