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Matt Lionetti

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  • Veteran’s Point Gardens is a beautiful park by the lake commemorating the town’s history and naval involvement in WW11
  • Home to the longest stretch of undeveloped waterfront along Lake Ontario in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Pickering Beach located off the shores of Lake Ontario is Ajax’s only swimming beach and features volleyball courts, picnic tables and a lakeside boardwalk
  • Ajax’s stretch of the Waterfront Trail is completely off-road and offers picturesque views of Lake Ontario – perfect to enjoy by bike or foot!
  • With over 308 species of birds – Ajax’s varied habitat and diverse ecosystems are a bird watcher’s paradise
  • Experience cycling in one of the first bicycle-friendly communities in Ontario

About Ajax South:

What was once a small town surrounded by agricultural areas, Ajax is now one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario. Part of the Durham region, and located in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area, Ajax is home to many young families and professionals looking to find affordable houses close to the waterfront, away from big city life.

Originally a popular cottage destination for the upper class, South Ajax’s cottages have been replaced with modern detached homes located on large lots. A nature lover’s paradise, residents of South Ajax are only 5-10 minutes from the town’s wonderful waterfront trails and parks along Lake Ontario. As the neighbourhood by the lake, South Ajax is the perfect combination of outdoor adventure and small town feel.

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History of Ajax South:

History of Ajax South
  • Born during the Second World War, the Town of Ajax is named after the HMS Ajax, one of three Royal Navy Cruisers that served with distinction during WW11
  • Throughout the town, the legacy lives on as each new street is named after the officers and crew members of the Ajax, Exeter, and Achilles ships that were key players in the Battle of River Plate
  • In 1941, Defense Industries Limited established a munitions plant in Ajax, which employed 9,000 workers at its peak and of which the town grew around
  • Post war, the University of Toronto leased the D.I.L plant to house engineering students and many of the buildings were converted into classrooms and residences
  • Officially incorporated as a town in 1955, Ajax became a planned modern community
  • In 1973, the Town of Ajax’s boundaries were enlarged, and it grew more than 5 and ½ times in size

Meet the Neighbours

With many families with school aged children, the South Ajax neighbourhood is extremely family-friendly. With most streets only a 5-10 minute walk to the waterfront, there is an endless supply of trails, parks, and outdoor activities to enjoy, as well as family-friendly festivals and events.

Maintaining its Small Town Roots

For those seeking Ajax’s small town feel, the older established areas of South Ajax typically consist of bungalows, side splits and back splits located on large lots. South Ajax new builds are typically more modern 2-3 storey, 4 bedroom detached homes with attached single or double car garages.

Don’t Miss Out!

Far enough away from the big city, but close enough to commute, it remains popular with families and professionals looking for more reasonably priced lakeside living. With a new generation settling down, homes tend to sell quickly.

Latest Real Estate Listings in Ajax South

32 Leach Dr, Durham

32 Leach Dr

Neighbourhood: South East
Type: Lower Level
Welcome Home! A Finished Basement Apartment With Separate Entrance. Q
Welcome Home! A Finished Basement Apartment With Separate Entrance. Q
48 Archer Dr, Durham

48 Archer Dr

Neighbourhood: South East
Type: Detached
This Fabulously Rare, 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom And 2 Car Garage Home In Aj
This Fabulously Rare, 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom And 2 Car Garage Home In Aj
110 Bryant Rd, Durham

110 Bryant Rd

Neighbourhood: South East
Type: Detached
Enjoy This Beautiful, Bright, Spacious & Clean Split-Level Home In Sou
Enjoy This Beautiful, Bright, Spacious & Clean Split-Level Home In Sou