You’ve come to the right place to start, restart or expand your business.  The Town of Ajax offers the programs, connections, useful tips and tools that can help your company start, grow, and thrive in Ajax.

Federal Resources and Supports 

FedDev Ontario Small Business Services

Small Business Services (SBS) is part of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). We help Ontario entrepreneurs access government business information and services.

Mailing Address:
Small Business Services
151 Yonge Street, 4th Floor mailroom
Toronto, Ontario   M5C 2W7

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Provincial Resources and Supports 

Ontario Business Registry

The Ontario Business Registry allows businesses and not-for-profit corporations to complete over 90 transactions online, including registering, incorporating, and updating their information.

Tel: 416-314-8880
Toll-free: 1-800-361-3223
Contact us by email – Ontario Business Registry

ServiceOntario Business Services

You can take care of all kinds of business online, from registering a business name to filing a small claim to getting a security guard licence.

Tel: 416-314-8880
Toll-free: 1-800-361-3223
Contact us by email – Business Services

Ontario Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery

Delivering vital programs, services, and products — ranging from health cards, driver’s licence and birth certificates to consumer protection and public safety — to help create a better quality of life for Ontario’s families.  It is the Ministry responsible for ServiceOntario.

Tel: 416-212-2665
Toll-free: 1-844-286-8404
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario   M5B 2H7
Contact us by email – Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery

Regional Resources and Supports 

Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

Whether you are looking to start your own business or grow your business, the Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) can provide you with the roadmap, guidance, tools and resources to make it happen. Our team of certified business advisors are entrepreneurs themselves and passionate about supporting economic growth in Durham Region.

Our services to support you:

  • Business Advisory Services (free for Durham Region)
  • Business Training (Mentoring & Workshops)
  • Entrepreneurship Funding Programs
  • Networking Opportunities

3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario   L1R 2G6

Spark Centre

Here at Spark Centre we serve technology and innovation entrepreneurs in the Durham Region and Northumberland County who require knowledge and support to launch, develop and grow. We do this through a curriculum-based program at our business incubator. By becoming a client, you are committing to following through with our action plans, meetings, and networking.

Once you become a client with Spark Centre, you will gain access to workshops, networking events, business advisory services, and preferred service providers.

Our services also include access to funding and investment, business start-up support, and operations support. 

(+1) 905-432-3999
Suite 300, 2 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario   L1H 8C1

1855 Whitby Technology Accelerator

The vision is to provide support for established high-potential tech and innovation companies to accelerate growth and land within the community.  Located in Downtown Whitby, serving all of Durham Region.

400 Centre Street South
Whitby, Ontario   L1N 4W2

Community Innovation Lab (iLab)

Community Innovation Lab (iLab) is a charity organization based in Durham Region. Together, Community Innovation Lab, its programming, and its co-working space (the Co-iLab Hub) represent a central access point for all entrepreneurs to collaborate, convene, and co-create solutions to gaps in social and industry areas.

We are an incubator for enterprising ideas and an accelerator for promising scalable ventures. 
Our programming is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their ventures at any stage of development.

Co-iLab Hub: 905-576-6112
Mobile: 416-219-0881
600 Rossland Road West
Oshawa, Ontario   L1J 8M7

The Co-iLab Hub is located in the southwest wing of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School.

Local Resources and Supports 

Ajax Business Network

Hosted by the Town of Ajax Economic Development Team, the Ajax Business Network provides free networking events, newsletters, and connections to help you launch and grow your business.  Simply send an email to with your contact information to join.

Ajax Business Centre

Flexible, modern, connected.  Office rentals and coworking space in Ajax.

274 MacKenzie Avenue
Ajax, Ontario   L1S 2E9

Lauft Ajax

With our ever expanding network of on-demand flexible space, we’re making it easy for people and teams to do their best work in the most convenient, consistent, and professional way possible.

20 Pugsley Court
Ajax, Ontario   L1Z 0K4

The Work Hub

Modern co-working and office space in Downtown Ajax.  A dynamic, collaborative work environment for entrepreneurs, businesses, and non-profits.

190 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, Ontario   L1S 2H6 
Funding Sources 

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

We are BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. 

At BDC, we know business owners.  We’ve been working with them for more than 75 years.  We know their challenges and we understand their needs.  And we want them to grow and succeed.

We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice.  We are the Business Development Bank of Canada.  We are BDC.

What we can do for your business

  • Flexible financing – get a business loan that works for you
  • Advisory services – run a better and more profitable business
  • Smart capital – access specialized financing and investment solutions

BDC Client Contact Centre 1-888-463-6232
Durham Business Centre – Financing and Advisory Services (Branch # 656)
419 King Street West, Suite 401
Oshawa, Ontario   L1J 2K5

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

Helping Ontario innovators get connected with the researchers, industry partners and funding needed to commercialize the next generation of made-in-Ontario IP and solutions.

Phone: 416-861-1092
Toll-Free: 1-866-759-6014
325 Front Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario   M5V 2Y1


Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors.

Phone: 416-408-2923
Toll-Free: 1-800-464-2923
National Office
33 Yonge Street, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario   M5E 1G4

Spark Angel Network

Durham and Northumberland’s Angel Investment Network

Mailing Address:
Suite 205, 157 Harwood Avenue North
Ajax, Ontario   L1Z 0B6

Core 21, 21 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario   L1H 4G1

Kristen Marumoto
General Manager
905-754-0550 Ext. 1