Where ravines and trails flow through it.
Where privilege & community come naturally.
Where beauty & elegance are in every detail.
Where parks and trails bring nature close to home.

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Welcome to Paradise Rouge Park

Although there are numerous parks in Ajax, the largest urban park in North America and Canada’s first national park in an urban area is just minutes away in Pickering. Established in…

Tee for Two or Maybe More

Whether you’re an old duffer or a hole-in-one artist or even a novice to the links, Ajax and its surrounding communities is a perfect place to perfect the art of hitting the long ball, or just…

Arts & Culture

The old expression “Never a Dull Moment” could easily be the Ajax town motto because the place is rich with arts and cultural activities year-round. Some are activities where members of…

Sports & Recreation

Financed in part by revenues from the Ajax Downs casino, the Audley Centre is presently undergoing its second phase expansion. It will include a new 15,000 square-foot library…

Playing the Ponies

For those who like to “play the ponies,” the Ajax Downs Racetrack fits the bill nicely. Over the summer racing season, it hosts Live Quarter horse races and for those given to…

So Farm, So Good

With its bucolic setting overlooking the Rouge River Valley in Markham, Whittamore’s Your Farm in the City is one of the most unique outings anyone in Ajax likely takes over a calendar…

Education in Ajax: Our Diverse Schools

When Ajax kids do matriculate, they’ve numerous college or university options close to home. The province’s newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), is…

Big Changes Ahead: Rouge Valley Ajax & Pickering Hospital

Located on Harwood Street in Ajax, the Rouge Valley Ajax Pickering Hospital (RVAP)—and yes, we agree, it’s a bit of a mouthful—has been part of the larger Rouge Valley Health System…

Shop ‘til You Drop

Ajax offers endless opportunities for those who “live to shop,” or those who just shop to put three square meals on the table each day. Among the larger malls in the area is the Oshawa…

Casa Verde Cucina Classico in Ajax

When chef Roberto Scagliotti opened his restaurant Casa Verde in historic Pickering Village back in 1991 he was more or less in the middle of nowhere–la campagna. “I’d have…

The Canadian Automotive Museum and Parkwood

Oshawa is Canada’s Motown and although it may not have spawned musical superstars like Smokey Robinson or The Supremes, like Detroit, it churned out a lot of cars. Canada’s…

Getting In and Out of Ajax

On June 20th commuting just got a whole lot easier for Ajax commuters with the opening of the first phase of the Highway 407 East project. The new extension runs for 22 miles from…