News Release

June 20, 2016

Celebrate Canada Day July 1 at Ajax Downs
Leave the driving to the Town, take the free shuttle bus

The Town of Ajax marks our Nation’s birthday with a spectacular lineup of entertainment and activities the entire family can enjoy on July 1 at Ajax Downs (50 Alexander’s Crossing) from 5:30 to 10 p.m.


“A spectacular fire show, FlameOz, will be performing in the evening to bring an unforgettable awe-inspiring experience. The high-impact fire dance will be accompanied by state-of-the-art LED technology and skillful circus artistry, followed by a fireworks finale.”

Stacy Chong, Festivals & Events Coordinator


- Onsite parking is not guaranteed. Attendees are encouraged to use the Town’s free shuttle service, generously sponsored in part by Centennial College, from four convenient locations. The shuttle will arrive every 20 minutes from Ajax GO Station Parking lot off of O’Brien Court, J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate (1355 Harwood Ave N.), Ajax Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S.) and RioCan Plaza (Wal-Mart – 270 Kingston Rd. E.).

- The Drifters will be performing live music such as Stand By Me and Under the Boardwalk.

- Guests can enjoy other activities including inflatables, face painting, horse and carriage rides, Game Asylum – mobile video gaming, food trucks and cultural performances.

- Earlier in the day, Ajax Downs will host additional activities including live horse racing from 12 to 3 p.m. and a family patio party from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring BBQ, face painting balloon twister and children’s show Marlowe & the Mix.

- Nominal fees apply for some food and drinks.

- The Town of Ajax acknowledges the generous support of the Canadian Government and the Canadian Ministry of Heritage for this event.  Additional event sponsors include Ajax Downs, OLG (Presenting Sponsors), Centennial College, Veridian Connections (Leading Sponsors), Ajax Mazda, Ontario Power Generation and Safran Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Supporting Sponsors). 



Media Contact:

Rachael Wraith, Senior Communications Officer, 905-619-2529, ext. 3325