Things to do in Ajax
Ajax residents have the best of both worlds. Located a quick trip from Toronto, citizens have all of the metropolitan benefits of the
big city as well as the small town feel that comes with living along
the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario.
Ajax's most remarkable feature is the waterfront. With six kilometers stretching down the shoreline, the Ajax waterfront
is the largest undeveloped waterfront in the Toronto area. Residents
love this area, especially the stretch of multi-use trail that is popular for
walking, jogging, biking, and rollerblading.
Away from the lakeshore, Ajax has over an additional 70 kilometers of trails for all sorts of outdoor fun. The Greenwoods Conservation Area
trails have both paved and unpaved routes that are ideal for hiking and
picnicking. The Achilles, Ajax and Duffins Bay Greenbelt trails are
ideal spots for hiking, mountain biking, and inline skating.
Ajax has several spots for aquatics and recreational swimming. The
city has two indoor pools that are open all year long and several
outdoor sites such as an outdoor pool, two splash pads, and a wading
pool. The outdoor sites open in late June and close in early September.
For creative and cultural events, the city has several events throughout the year. The Ajax Festival of the Arts
includes a creative arts open house, a kids' creative festival,
concerts and musical performances, theatre pieces, and more. There are
several local artist exhibitions at McLean Community Centre each January.
Additionally, Ajax has some excellent public art features at various
spots around the city. Some of the most noticeable include the anchor
sculpture, fountain, and metalwork gate at Ajax Town Hall, the Vasika Mhuri at McLean Community Centre, and the totem poles at the Ajax
Community Centre and along Duffins Trail.
Places to Volunteer in Ajax
If you're looking for an excellent way to strengthen your skills,
build new ones and gain some experience, you should consider
volunteering with a local charity or non-profit organization.
Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and meet new
people. In addition, volunteer experience looks impressive on a resume.
Do you want to volunteer? Here are a few organizations in Ajax that may use your help.
- Ajax Pickering Hospital
- Ajax Public Library
- Durham Youth Housing and Support Services
- Girls Incorporated of Durham
- Helping Hands, Where Community Concerns Matter
- The Barbara Black Centre for Youth Resources
- The Hanuman Temple and Center for Religious and Cultural Research