Located just 20 minutes from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ajax is part of the Greater Toronto Area, home to over 6.5 million people. Ajax is within a day's drive to over 120 million customers who represent over one-third of the North American marketplace. Here you can find data on our 127,000 population and why nearly 2,000 businesses choose Ajax, by the Lake.


Ajax is located in Durham Region in Southern Ontario, Canada, located in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area.

Distance to Major US Centres:

New York – 818 km or 508 miles

Boston – 906 km or 563 miles

Detroit - 412 km or 256 miles

Chicago - 867 km or 538 miles

Washington - 947 km or 588 miles

Education and Schools

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) and Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) are responsible for public education in Ajax and other municipalities in Durham Region.


Ajax is home to Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital, as well as a number of medical clinics, specialty clinics and laboratories.

Visit the Hospitals and Walk-in Clinics page for more information.


Community Improvement Plans

Federal and Provincial Funding: Mentor Works


With a population of nearly 120,000, Ajax offers employers a local labour force of approximately 91,480 people. Within a 30 minute drive, an expanded labour force of over one million lives in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The people behind these numbers are highly educated and diversely skilled.

Labour Force Statistics

Durham Workforce Authority

Population and Demographics

Based on the 2021 census, Ajax has a population of 126,666 people.

For more statistics, visit Jobs First Durham at the Durham Workforce Authority.

 Site Selection

 Development Charges and Fees
Visit the Development Charges and Applications page for more information on Ajax's development process, charges and fees.
Top Employers

Top employers in Ajax include:

•           Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital

•           Loblaw Companies Limited

•           Amazon Fulfillment Centre

•           Safran Landing Systems Canada Inc.

•           Lear Corporation

•           Casino Ajax

•           Walmart Supercentre

•           Costco Wholesale

•           Westrock Packaging Systems Ltd.

•           Volkswagen Canada Inc.

•           Lifetime Athletic

•           Intact Insurance

•           Real Canadian Superstore

•           Durham Region Transit

•           Elexicon Energy

 Transportation, Logistics
Ajax strives to provide businesses and residents a safe and efficient transportation network.

Ajax is also accessible by air, rail and water and public transit via the following providers:


Electricity: Elexicon Energy 

Natural Gas: Enbridge

Water and Sewer: Region of Durham Works

Historical Rate data