Ajax is approximately 25 kilometres east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario and 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 GTA, Ajax has grown considerably since the 1980s. What was once a small town mostly surrounded by agricultural land has increasingly become a bedroom community to Toronto.
With thousands of businesses and a population of nearly 119,000, the Town of Ajax has been Durham Region’s fastest growing municipality in recent years. It offers a mix of natural greenspace, unique neighbourhoods, a fabulous waterfront, affordable housing and diverse shopping and restaurants.
Residents and visitors alike can enjoy community and cultural events, from the Ajax Waterfront Festival to the annual Pickering Village Jazz, Art and Music Festival. Also located in Ajax is the award-winning St. Francis Centre for community, arts and culture where theatre goers can enjoy world-class entertainment in an intimate and unique setting.
A welcoming and inclusive community, Ajax sets the pace for being progressive, accountable, community-focused and eco-conscious. A bicycle-friendly community and known cycling destination, Ajax offers more than 90 kilometres of trails, including the beautiful7 km Waterfront Trail along the Lake Ontario shore.
Ajax features a mix of properties including primarily war-time bungalows, 1940s split-level homes and new construction. There are also several condominiums,including several that overlook Lake Ontario. With accessibility to Toronto by GO train or on Hwy 401, many commuters enjoy the serenity of living in Ajax.
Neighbourhoods vary greatly in terms of price, home style and lot size. But compared to Toronto, the prices in Ajax are relatively reasonable with the average home approximately $700,000 (October 2017.)
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