The Town of Ajax offers a variety accessible programs and services within its departments and throughout the community:

 Ajax Public Library Accessibility Services
 Operations and Environmental Services
  • Snow Removal Assistance Program for seniors and qualified residents
  • Beach Access Mat (installed at Paradise Park during summer weekends; weather dependent)
 Planning and Building Services
 Recreation, Culture and Community Development Inclusion Services
Ajax Town Hall Beacon Navigation System with BlindSquare Event App

People who are blind or visually impaired can now navigate Town Hall independently. In partnership with CNIB Frontier Accessibility, Town Hall has been equipped with beacons and QR codes. When paired with the free BlindSquare App, beacons provide directions just like a GPS, for the interior space. There are seven beacons in the building, sharing information like the locations of bathrooms, doors, and the name and titles of people’s offices.

BlindSquare is an accessible indoor navigation system that uses physical beacons and GPS data to deliver audio instructions to Apple smartphones within the Town Hall facility. The BlindSquare EVENT app, which is available for free on the Apple App Store, communicates  points of interest and provides directions for navigation throughout the indoor environment.

In partnership with BlindSquare, CNIB has brought this accessible technology to countless new places across the country. From community parks to college campuses to government offices and more, BlindSquare’s accessible navigation technology has been integral in helping to break down barriers to inclusion.

 Accessible Pedestrian Crossings

Accessible pedestrian signals (APS) use sounds and vibrations to help communicate intersection signals if you are affected by any form of visual or hearing impairment. 

APS are linked to "walk/don't walk" lights. Two sounds are used to point out the direction of traffic and which light is on:

  • cuckoo sound tells you when the walk symbol is on and you have right-of-way going north or south.
  • Canadian melody sound tells you when you have right-of-way going east or west.

pedestrian clearing tone and the "don't walk" light is turned on after these sounds end.

 Locations with APS in Ajax
  • Bayly Street and Harwood Avenue
  • Bayly Street and Kitney Drive
  • Bayly Street and Monarch Avenue
  • Harwood Avenue and Hunt Street
  • Harwood Avenue and Falby Court
  • Harwood Avenue and Station Street/Achilles Road
  • Harwood Avenue and Keensford Court/Hibbard Drive
  • Highway 2 and Harwood Avenue
  • Highway 2 and Harwood Centre
  • Highway 2 and Westney Road
  • Rossland Road and Church Street
  • Salem Road and Lord Drive
  • Salem Road and Mandrake Street/Chambers Drive
  • Westney Road and Bayly Street
  • Westney Road and Delaney/Magill Drive
  • Westney Road and Harwood Avenue
  • Westney Road and Monarch Avenue/Rands Road

For more information on accessible pedestrian signals in Durham Region, including how to use APS, or how to request installation, please visit the Region of Durham's Accessible Pedestrain Crossing web page.

Communication Boards in Parks

Accessibility and inclusion in outdoor spaces matters. It ensures residents and visitors of all ages and abilities can feel a collective sense of barrier-free belonging when enjoying the amazing trails, parks, playgrounds and open spaces that Ajax has to offer.

To meet the needs of the Ajax Community, and ensure our parks and playgrounds are inclusive, the Town has installed three large communication boards at the following playground locations:

  • Ward 1 - McLean Community Centre 
  • Ward 2 - Audley Recreation Centre
  • Ward 3 - Rotary Park

This feature incorporates Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) to provide unique alternative/augmentative communication supports for limited or non-speaking persons. 

Access a mobile copy of the communication board!

 

Mobility Device Charging Stations - Power Up, Ajax!

Need to charge your mobility device?

Stop by any of the  Power up, Ajax! locations included on the map below for free access to a dedicated power receptacle to plug in and power up. Location addresses are provided below the map image. Receptacles and signage will be available in all locations over the coming weeks.

Power Up Ajax! mobility Device Charging Station map of locations with address listing in text below image.

 Mobility Device Charging Station Location Addresses:

  1. Carruthers Marsh Pavilion (exterior)
    55 Ashbury Blvd.
  2. Veteran’s Point Washrooms (exterior)
    Lake Driveway W. & Clover Ridge Dr. W.
  3. Rotary Park Pavilion (exterior)
    177 Lake Driveway W.
  4. Ajax Community Centre (3 interior)
    75 Centennial Rd.
  5. Pat Bayly Square (interior)
    Harwood Ave. S. & Bayly St.
  6. St. Andrews Seniors Centre (interior)
    46 Exeter Rd.
  7. Ajax Town Hall (interior)
    65 Harwood Ave. S.
  8. Ajax Public Library – Main Branch (interior)
    55 Harwood Ave. S.
  9. Audley Recreation Centre (2 interior)
    1955 Audley Rd. N.
  10. Sportsplex (exterior)
    2001 Audley Rd. N.
  11. McLean Community Centre (interior)
    95 Magill Drive
  12. Millers Creek Park Washrooms (exterior)
    95 Magill Drive
  13. Quaker Meeting House (interior)
    457 Kingston Rd. W.
  14. St. Francis Centre (interior)
    78 Church St. S.
  15. Village Seniors Centre (interior)
    29 Linton Ave.
  16. Hartrick House (interior)
    120 Roberson Dr.
  17. Greenwood Discovery Pavilion (exterior)
    2290 Greenwood Rd.

Power Up, Ajax! Promotional Video