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Ajax is a town in the Durham Region of Southern Ontario, Canada, located in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area. The town is named for HMS Ajax, a Royal Navy cruiser that served in World War II. It is approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario and is bordered by the City of Pickering to the west and north, and the Town of Whitby to the east.  Before the Second World War, the territory in which Ajax is situated was a rural part of the township of Pickering. The town itself was first established in 1941 when a Defence Industries Limited (D.I.L.) shell plant was constructed and a town grew around the plant.

Today, Ajax is commonly considered part of the Greater Toronto Area, in the eastern part of the Golden Horseshoe region. As is true for most suburban areas in the Greater Toronto Area, Ajax has grown considerably since the 1980s. What was once a small town mostly surrounded by agricultural areas has increasingly become a bedroom community to Toronto and its environs. Many residents commute to work in Toronto or other municipalities in Durham Region.

The spectacular Ajax Waterfront is a gem of unspoiled beauty and spans six kilometers of park land stretching across the Town’s southern border along the shores of Lake Ontario. It is accessible to the public, with bridges spanning creeks, natural and maintained areas.

This land, totaling over 150 acres, is used by residents and visitors who come to enjoy the scenic views, picnics, engage in recreational activities in the open spaces, and utilize the multi-use trail for walking, jogging, cycling and in-line skating.

Community Links

Education

Durham District School Board http://www.ddsb.ca/

Durham Catholic District School Board http://www.dcdsb.ca/

Private Schools

Wasdell Academy of Innovative Learning http://www.wasdellcentre.org/

Blaisdale Montessori School http://www.blaisdale.com/

Colleges & Universities

Durham College http://www.durhamcollege.ca/

University of Ontario Institute of Technology http://www.uoit.ca/

Trent University Oshawa http://www.trentu.ca/oshawa/

Medical

Health Care Connect
Phone: 1-800-445-1822
Web: www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor.  People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community.  Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822

Telehealth Ontario 
Phone: 1-866-797-0000
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth/

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161

Durham Region Public Health http://www.durham.ca/health.asp?nr=/departments/health/healthinside.htm

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