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Incredible Homes & Neighbourhoods

One of the best things about the Town of Ajax is its charming communities. Here are just a few of the most popular areas to live in town.

Riverside

This well-established neighbourhood in Central West Ajax is known for its abundance of single-family homes. It’s also a place that boasts beautiful green spaces and paths (including gorgeous Duffins Creek Trail) and a popular golf course (the Riverside Golf Club).

Duffin’s Bay

 

Duffin’s Bay provides plenty of peace and quiet in the heart of South West Ajax. Here you’ll also find an abundance of single-family homes. Some of these residences (including those on prestigious Lake Driveway) provide majestic Lake Ontario views. The Breakers—a popular condo development—also offers proximity to the waterfront.

Discovery Bay

 

Discovery Bay is another gem in South West Ajax. The area is full of single-family homes with character, many of which were built in the 1970s. Suburban convenience reigns supreme here, and you’ll see no shortage of multi-car garages. Tree-lined streets and great walkability only add to the attractiveness of Discovery Bay.

Of course, these aren’t the only neighbourhoods worth getting excited about in the Town of Ajax. Whether you’re looking for a single-family home, townhouse, or semi-detached option, you’ll find a selection that meets your needs across the town’s many communities. The explosion of recent housing development also means there’s no shortage of fantastic options for those searching for a brand new home.

Here’s what you need to know

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One of the fastest-growing areas in Ontario.

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Twenty-five kilometers east of Toronto.

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A highly diverse place to live.
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Elementary Schools

If you have little ones, the potential quality of their education will probably play a role in the neighbourhood you choose to call home. Here are a few of the best elementary schools in the Town of Ajax.

Vimy Ridge Public School - Town of Ajax

Nottingham Public School, Town of Ajax

Lester B Pearson School

  • Islamic Foundation School

When you’re searching for the right school, there are a few things to think about. You may want to look at scores from the Fraser Institute (considered an authority when it comes to assessing Canadian schools). For example, Vimy Ridge receives an impressive 8.2, while the Islamic Foundation School earns a perfect 10.

Secondary Schools

Along with some top-notch elementary schools, you’ll find high-quality secondary schools in Ajax. Here are just a few places to get a great education in the area.

Pickering HIgh School

Father Donald High School

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The Great Outdoors

When it comes to quality of life, it doesn’t get better than the Town of Ajax. Part of the reason for that is the access the town provides to beautiful outdoor spaces. These are a few local favorites.

The Waterfront Trail

The Waterfront Trail spans an impressive 740 kilometers along Lake Ontario, passing through places like Brockville and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Between these two destinations, it also traverses Ajax, providing stunning views along the way. The trail goes through Rotary Park, Ajax Waterfront Park, and Paradise Park. No matter your starting point, it’s a wonderful place to take a walk.

Leash-Free Parks

If you have a four-legged family member, you’ll enjoy the leash-free green spaces in the Town of Ajax. Here are the four areas where your lovable pooch can roam free.

  • The bottom of Hermitage Park
  • Greenwood Conservation Area (there’s parking at Church Street and 5th Concession)
  • Anglers Parking Area (at Westney Road, north of Clements Road, west side)
  • Audley Recreation Centre (west of the baseball fields)

Paradise Beach

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If you’re a lover of sand and sun, check out Paradise Beach. There are plenty of cottage owners here (including well-to-do Torontonians), but it remains public—and a perfect place to relax. Locals love the waterfront, the surrounding greenery, and the picnic tables that provide opportunities to socialize.

Greenwood Conservation Area

Nature lovers will feel right at home at Greenwood Conservation Area—from its trails to its forested areas and grasslands. It’s the ideal spot for hiking in the spring and summer and great for cross country skiing in winter.

 

Fun Things To Do

There’s a lot of fun to be had in Ajax, but there are a few places that stand out. Here are a few of the most popular ways to unwind in the area.

Ajax Downs:

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This horse racing track provides visitors with the opportunity to see high-speed, quarter-mile sprints. The action happens every Sunday between May and October. The Downs is also the site of many well-known events, such as Family Fun Day, Craft Brewery Day, and various Canada Day celebrations.

Salem Ridge Golf and Academy:

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If you’re looking for some exceptional lessons at hitting the links, Salem Ridge Golf and Academy is your best bet. You’ll find experienced teachers who have achieved the highest level of certification in Canada. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned golfer, instruction at Salem Ridge will help you take your game to the next level.

Audley Recreation Centre:

Audley Recreation Centre - Town of Ajax

This state-of-the-art community centre features everything a family could need. That includes a gym, lap pool, leisure pool, tennis courts, preschool room, youth space, and more.

Getting Around:

Commuting in and around the Town of Ajax is a breeze, in large part due to the local Go Train transit. This ultra-efficient mode of transportation allows passengers to travel to Toronto (providing direct access to Union Station), the GTA, and beyond. The Ajax Go Station also features a new parking lot for over 1000 cars, along with “kiss and ride” areas that allow for quick drop-offs.

For those who own a vehicle, recent improvements to the highway system are making it more efficient to commute. The first phase of the Highway 407 East project has added a 22-mile extension that connects to the 401 via Highway 12. It’s designed to reduce traffic congestion along the 401, making it easier for commuters in Ajax (and those across the GTA) to get around.

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