Produced by the Ajax Anti-Black Racism Task Force, the 2022 Black Owned Business Directory features close to 70 local Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. It highlights a wide-variety of services from arts, culture and entertainment to personal care and restaurants.

The directory includes more than traditional shops, it showcases web and home-based companies working extremely hard to be seen and heard. The collection is a one-stop resource for Ajax residents and the greater Durham community to discover and support Black owned businesses.  

In addition to bringing together start-ups, growing companies and well-established businesses, the initiative:

  • provides a space to showcase Black culture and entrepreneurs;
  • promotes entrepreneurial equity to help strengthen the local economy; and
  • helps increase Black visibility and representation within the community.

The Task Force started collecting information on local Black-owned businesses in 2020 as a way to promote these amazing companies and combat anti-Black racism and systemic biases.

If you’re a local Black-owned businesses operating in Ajax or providing services to the community and would like to be featured in this directory, please email ajaxantiblackracism@gmail.com.

The 2022 Black Owned Business Directory is one of the many initiatives working toward combatting institutionalized and systemic anti-Black racism as presented to Ajax Council in 2021 by the Task Force. For more information on the Ajax Anti-Black Racism Task Force work plan, visit ajax.ca/TaskForce.

Download your own copy of the Black Owned Business Directory here.

Find a black owned business by category:

Arts, Culture & Entertainment
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
Babesclub Boudoir

Westacott Crescent

905.903.8112

nicole@babesclubboudior.com 

Ajax-Pickering Boudoir Studio, creating
beautiful photo shoots for every body
shape and size

Durham Carifest

157-2 Harwood Ave N, Suite 338, Ajax, ON

289.892.6686

sales@durhamcarifest.com  Traditional & Contemporary Caribbean Arts And Culture Festival at Ajax Downs
Fullerton Fine Art     info@fullfineart.com  Fine Art, described as "lyrical abstraction & with an abstract expressionist approach"
N.A.S. Photography   647.998.4708 normananthonysmith1@gmail.com 

Wedding/event photography, portraits, headshots

Sheldon Isaac Images    416.560.9278 info@sheldonisaac.com 

Professional Photography and
Videography specializing in corporate
branding, headshots, weddings and
portraits

VR Planet  325 Westney Rd South Ajax 905.426.7111   Virtual reality arcade
Business Services
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
Benjamin Law Firm 577 Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON 416.736.4994  

Personal injury, real estate, immigration, employment, wills & POW, notarial, and Caribbean pension and labour 

Bloomfield 360 103B Old Kingston Road, Suite 201  416.317.2732   A boutique consultancy firm that advises

businesses on protecting their assets,
and we help develop actionable and
achievable growth strategies

Jean Garraway, Mortgage Agent 335 Bayly Street West 416.856.1586 jgarraway@dominionlendings.ca 

Mortgages, home purchasing, refinance, etc.

Side by Side Supervised Access Services  487 Westney Rd S unit 9 416.518.1569 sidebysidesupervisedaccess@gmail.com 

Supervised access services supporting children and families

Speak and Grow Your Business   416.995.2130 marlon@speakandgrowyourbusiness.com 

Speak and Grow Your Business™ is the
art and science of using speaking as a
marketing strategy to stand-out in the
crowded marketplace, increase your
visibility, credibility, brand awareness and
attract more clients

SalesForce1   416.315.1451 sales@salesforce1.ca 

Brand representation and promotion

Virtually Noire + Virtual Solutions   437.245.5055 info@virtuallynoire.ca 

Elite virtual assistants providing executive level, administrative, legal and business
operation support to businesses across
Canada, U.S.A and the Caribbean

Community Services
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
Family Faith Church 158 Harwood Ave S 905.619.1109 info@cfoc.ca   A church with a vision to see people Love God, Love People and Influence the World
Phenomenal Boys & Girls Club    289.600.0100 info@phenomenalboysandgirls.com Mentorship program to promising youths
by tapping into the purpose, passion, and potential of kids aged 6 - 12 years old
Simply Anew Me 250 Bayly Street West Unit 19, Ajax, ON   sharon@simplyanewme.com Interactive programs and workshops that empower women and girls
Women's Multicultural Resources & Counselling Centre 1355 Kingston Rd 905.427.7849 info@wmrccdurham.org  Registered Charitable Organization,
dedicated to provide specialized counselling and support to women of all ages
Education
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
Afiwi Groove School 3 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax, ON 647.393.8035 info@afiwigroove.com  Durham's Traditional & Contemporary African Performing Arts School
SKD Bilingual Daycare 1801 Harwood Ave. N., Unit 8, Ajax, ON 905.239.6753 admin@skdgarderiebilingue.ca  Bilingual Child Care Centre, where we
have provided high quality licensed child
care and education for children 0-13 years
of age for over 10 years
Study with Joanne 577 Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON  416.997.4432 studywithjoanna@gmail.com  Educational consulting. By communicating
healthy habits and study strategies, Study
with Joanne empowers students of all ages
and academic levels to be the best version
of themselves
The Progressive Centre   289.255.1182   Matches each student with highly
experienced and professional tutors
Health & Wellness
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
Accessible Professionals    289.422.0390 support@accessinleprofessionals.com 

Health and wellness virtual platform
supporting moms

Apex Health & Fitness 700 Finley Ave, Unit 10 905.239.7459 carl.carterrmt@hotmail.com 

Services include personal training,
bootcamps, chiropractic care, massage
therapy, nutrition and more

Dr. Adebayo Odueke Unit 500, 95 Bayly Street West 905.686.2777  

Health and wellness virtual platform
supporting moms

Eat N' Live Free   416.662.9714 eatnlivefree@gmail.com 

Supports clients in overcoming
disordered eating, while managing the
stresses encountered throughout life

F45 Training - Ajax Central  235 Bayly Street West 289.733.2020 dperry@f45training.com 

Designed to provide a functional full-body
workout while improving energy levels,
metabolic rate, strength, and endurance

Francis Psychotherapy & Consulting Services   289.275.7275 hello@francispsychotherapy.com 

Supporting the leadership teams at
forward-thinking corporations and
organizations to care for the mental health of their staff.

Functional Mind & Body 362 Kingston Rd. West, #3 647.237.1657 functionalmindandbody@gmail.com 

Aid in the building and maintaining of
high-quality lives

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence  700 Finley Ave, Unit 10 289.624.9431  info@ifradainstitute.org  Supportive, therapeutic groups designed

to support children, youth, and adults

Riddim Fitness Centre 845 Westney Rd S, Unit #7 647.981.5256 riddimfit@gmail.com  Dance, fitness and perfecting your art form
SeaMoss Blends    647.250.6388  seamossblends@gmail.com  Holistic company that provides sea moss

gels, herbs and smoothies

Superfly Fitness    905.239.3277 iamsuperflyfitness@gmail.com  Personal Trainer specializing in 1 on 1 and 2 or 1 personal training as well as group bootcamp classes
Synergy Link    416.994.7769 info@synergylink.ca 

Services provided: doula, nanny, respite,
parent support and peer mentorship
services

 
Together for Better Therapy    647.507.8428 info@togetherfotbettertherapy.com  Provide superior quality ABA and Speech

Therapy

Wellness Workshops by Nawa   416.885.4920 nawanicolesimon@gmail.com  Fitness services
Restaurants & Catering 
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
Barbacoa Boyz 35 Hettersley Dr, Ajax, ON 289.482.1171 barbacoaboyz@gmail.com  Hand-crafted food, focusing on catering,

delivery, cooking classes and undercover
consulting

Beryl's Pepper Pot 467 Westney Road South, Unit 17, Ajax, ON  905.428.7890    Authentic Jamaican Cuisine
DAM Foods  71 Station Road, Ajax, ON 905.426.4337  damfoods@rogers.com  Groceries
D-Licious      debbiemcfarlane@hotmail.com 

Homemade Sorrel, Rum Cream Jerk
Seasoning, Rum Punch, Ice creams,
Popsicles

Drupati's  252 Bayly St W 905.686.8100   Caribbean Restaurant
Flavours Restaurant  605 Kingston Rd W 905.686.6982 flavoursmalvern@gmail.com  Home of the Caribbean Meal Specials
Myrtle's Kitchen 37 Station St 905.619.2727  

Specializing in West Indian food, dine-in, take-out, events, catering

Niyowa Canada Inc. 54 Ravenscroft Road 905.427.7602 jmufele@hotmail.com 

Groceries, specialized in Africa, Caribbean,
Canadian Foods & Fashion, Jewellery,
Purses & More

Patty Gyal 41 Harwood Ave   pattygal@gmail.com  Authentic Jamaican Cuisine
Ritz Caribbean Restaurant  157 Harwood Ave N 905.686.1201 info@ritzcaribbeanfood.ca 

Jamaican restaurant serves Caribbean
food

Rotilicious 89 Commercial Ave. 905.686.8070 info@rotilicious  Caribbean food
Sher's 5 Star Catering Whittington Court, Unit 10 416.896.9126 cater@shers.ca  Sher's serves up delicious cuisine with warm professional service & a flair for elevating your taste buds to new culinary heights.
Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant 279 Kingston Rd E Unit #11 905.426.1113 sunrisecatering@ymail.com  Family owned restaurant
Taste of T & T 145 Kingston Rd E 905.426.3352  

Specializes in catering, dining, take-out,
roti and doubles.

The Pop Shop 15 Westney Road 647.970.1335 hello@thepopshop.online 

Transform dessert experiences with a
variety of unique, customized sweets.

Tropical Delight Eatery 465 Bayly St W. #5  905.428.8999  carmenmoulton@yahoo.com  Specializing in West Indian food, dine-in, take-out, events, catering.
Yawd Style Restaurant  465 Bayly St W. #5 289.987.4194 yawdstylerestaurant@gmail.com 

Offering delicious and tasty Jamaican
cuisine, desserts and juices. Family
Meals, Food Catering and Seafood Pans
available.

Personal Care Services
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
AJ's Dollhouse    905.995.3274   Wig specialist, hairstylist
A Kut Above 201 Williamson Drive, West Unit 5 905.426.1115  

Barbershop, hair salon that is flexible
with all hair types (including dreads), hair extension, colour etc.

Alleyne's Gentlemen's Grooming Centre 80 Old Kingston Rd 905.428.7890 groomed@alleynes.ca 

Specializing in barbering, men's
grooming, personal styling and life
coaching

Angel Nails Emporium  68 Harwood Ave S. 905.683.7546 angelnailsemporium@yahoo.com 

Estrecian Services, waxing, threading, facials, RMT services etc.

Diva Hair Designs 52 Ravenscroft Road 905.668.1988   Beauty Salon
Essence Hair Studio 48 Harwood Avenue S 905.428.3264 essence_hair_studio@rogers.com 

Hair weaves, locks, hair relaxer, cut and styling, grooming and more.

God Bless John Barbershop 41 Harwood Avenue south 289.660.0074 edmundluke7@gmail.com  Barbershop
R20 Styles Ltd.  1 Harwood Ave S Unit 4 289.660.1721  

Services natural hair, relaxer, braids,
dreads, weaves, lace, colour.

Shades of Beauty by Keisha   416.879.1853 shadesofbeautybykeisha@hotmail.com  Makeup Artist
The O Spot   530 Kington Road West 647.448.9016  skinfirst@theospot.ca  Modern skincare boutique

dedicated to providing the
best in skin care

Print/Media
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
African Community Profile Magazine 314 Harwood Ave South, Suite 21101   africanprofilemagazine@gmail.com  Community Magazine
Emprograffix (Epg) 40 Old Kingston Road suite 212 289.314.3974 emprograffix@gmail.com 

Full service source for graphic design, all types of printing, creative marketing and innovative solutions.

HelloSuccess.ca      info@hellosuccess.ca 

Social media management, Internet
marketing & business consulting agency.

Hooqshot Productions 325 Westney Road S 289.314.3974  

Media Production Agency creating
Memorable Content to Last a Lifetime.

The New Jem     jemillahm@thenewjem.com 

Lifestyle Blog and Online Store

Retail
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
JM Couture Crafts   416.230.0433 info@jmcouturecrafts.com 

Handcrafted greeting cards and giftware for all occasions.

Kids Swag    289.733.2020  

Premier one stop destination for premium
children products inspired by black girls
and boys from around the world.

Kyroch'e Hair & Beauty Supplies 475 Westney Road North 647.904.1533 kyrochebeautysupplies@gmail.com 

Black owned beauty supply company.

Notability       

Mobile bookstore, whose focus is to service the need for books of diversity.

Secret Blaze Beauty Supply  50 Ravenscroft Road 905.233.8338  secretblazebeautysupply@gmail.com  Sells hair products, wigs, braids, etc.
Shy's Secret Garden    416.276.7560 ShysecretGarden@gmail.com  Florist
Sweetwells Beauty Supplies Inc 41 Harwood Ave S 905.239.4448 sweetwellsbeautysupplies@gmail.com 

Sells braids, weaves, wigs, hair products,
hair braiding, cosmetics, organic body
care products, oils & moisturizers.

Trade Services
NameAddressPhone NumberEmailDescription
Alluring Interiors 700 Finley Ave Unit 4/5 416.884.3524 jacqueline@alluringinteriors.ca 

Home staging, interior decor that provides services to home builders, home sellers,
home buyers and realtors in the GTA. Color consulting, decluttering, downsizing, holiday decorating, interior design photography etc.

Exquisite Excellence     647.410.1099  jrevello_s@hotmail.com  Mobile automotive detailing within the GTA.
Form and Function by Kira   437.702.1085  formandfunctionbykira@gmail.com   Streamline your lifestyle and create a

space customized for how you use it.

Island Wave Pools   647.588.0862 service@islandwavepools.com  Service and repair swimming pools.