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A stay-at-home order is in effect. Only leave home for essential purposes such as food, health care, vaccines, exercise or work. It’s the law. Stay home, save lives.

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Get active, meet new people, and develop skills and interests.

Inclusion Services

People of all abilities can participate in our programs and services. Special needs may include difficulty with physical mobility, behavioural challenges, developmental challenges, visual/hearing impairments, or medical conditions that prevent them from participating in a program/service without support. Visit our Inclusion Services page for more information.

Preschool & Kindergarten Programs

Learn & Play - Create & Play - Move & Play

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For more information on our preschool and kindergarten programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7255.

Children's Programs

We have high quality, creative and physically active programs for children 6-12 years of age.

We are proud to offer the HIGH FIVE® standard for safety and quality 

See all Children's Programs.

For more information on our children's programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7727.

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 Children's & Family Drop-In Sports
Take part in drop-in programs at the Audley Recreation Centre.

See all Children & Family Drop-In Sports.

Pre-Teen Dances

A great opportunity for children in grades 5 to 8 to hang out with their friends in a supervised environment. Listen to the latest music under an amazing light show.

Visit the Town's event calendar for more details!   

Youth Programs

As a Youth Friendly Community, the Town of Ajax is committed to building a healthy, vibrant community that Youth Friendly Logokeeps young people a priority. Our programs and spaces are accessible, inclusive and aim to meet the needs of youth, which will make them feel more supported, connected, engaged, valued and safe. Our programs provide opportunities for youth ages 11 to 18. 

For more information on youth programs, youth spaces, events, and opportunities to get involved, contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7508 or email youth@ajax.ca.

Thank you for your continued interest in the Town of Ajax Youth. Please visit our Covid-19 page for all service updates.

Registered Programs

Learn a new sport, practice skills, gain a certification, or meet new friends.

See all Youth programs.

Drop-In sports

Take part in drop-in programs at the McLean Community Centre and Audley Recreation Centre.

See all Youth Drop-In programs.

Youth Spaces

PLEASE NOTE: Youth Spaces and Youth Hubs are currently closed until further notice.

Drop in, meet new friends and take part in free activities! Our Youth Spaces are a safe and supervised drop-in space for youth between the ages of 11 to 18. Our Youth Spaces have pool, ping pong, foosball, large screen TV's, and video game consoles.

Visit our Youth Spaces at the Ajax Community Centre, McLean Community Centre and/or Audley Recreation Centre.

Youth Hubs

The Town of Ajax also offers a safe and welcoming space for high school students to hang out in, with structured and unstructured programming at the following youth hubs located in high schools.

The Spot (Located in the cafeteria at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate & Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School)

2 to 5 p.m.

Our Place (Located inside of Ajax High School)

3 to 6 p.m.

Please note, youth must be attending the high schools listed above to attend the program. Youth Hubs are closed during March Break and Summer Break.

Special Events

  • Skateboard Fun Days
    • June 20th and Sept 11, 2021
  • Ajax on Stage 
    • November 27, 2021

Youth Week in Ajax

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Each May, #AjaxYouthWeek celebrates youth and their active participation in the community. In 2021, we're going virtual!

We want to recognize and give a special thank you to all Town of Ajax youth.

Join us online from May 1 to 7 for a week of FREE virtual activities, workshops and giveaways!

Find out More!  

Youth Engagement Advisory Committee (YEAC)

The Committee meets monthly and is made up of diverse youth of different ages, cultural and socio-economic demographics. The goals of the committee are to build skills and leadership, provide opportunities for growth and to give youth a voice on local youth issues. Do you have ideas on programming improvements? Share your thoughts and opinions with us by emailing youth@ajax.ca

Please Note: Applications are now closed for the September 2020 - June 2021 term.

Applications will be posted in June 2021 for the following term.

Adult 18 years+ Programs

A variety of registered and drop-in programs to enrich your life! Learn a new skill or improve existing ones, meet new people or participate with friends, stay fit all while having fun. Break from the everyday grind and participate in something you love!

See all Adult Programs & Drop-in Programs

For more information on our adult programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7233.

Older Adult 55+

Affordable programs and services to help keep you active. We have what you're looking for.

Improve • Expand • Build

May Craft Crate is sold out! Thank you for your interest!
June Craft Crate registration June 1, 9am - Crate includes origami kit

 For more information on our older adult/seniors 55+ programs contact the Community Recreation Supervisor at 905-619-2529, ext. 7243.

Seniors Centres - Centres currently closed until further notice

Two locations, one membership. Can't get to a centre? Free busing available Tuesdays (Pickering & Village Seniors Centre) and Wednesday (Ajax Seniors Friendship Centre). Yearly membership fee of $15 (extra fees may apply)

Apply for membership now or pick one up at one of our two centres. 
Centres are open to Ajax and non-Ajax residents. 

See our monthly newsletter and activity calendar.

Ajax Seniors Friendship Centre – 46 Exeter Rd., 905-686-1573

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday - See activity calendar

Pickering & Village Seniors Centre – 29 Linton Ave., 905-683-8460

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday - 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday- See activity calendar

Events

Let's celebrate! Stay engaged by joining us at Town events and programs throughout the year. Some of our events and programs include 

  • Information & Active Living Fair
  • Spring Fling Dance & Luncheon 
  • Aging Well Month & BBQ (June)
  • Free Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics 
  • Daily Indoor Walking Program (November to March)

For a listing of our events, walking program and blood pressure clinics visit our calendar of events page

Group Fitness / Aqua Fitness

Let our fitness experts motivate you!

Group fitness classes are a great way to reach your fitness goals. Our certified instructors will show you how to build endurance, strength, and flexibility. We offer classes for all abilities and levels that everyone can enjoy. Choose to participate by having unlimited access to all of our Drop-In classes with a Membership or by attending a class when you can with our Pay-As-You-Go options.

See all Group Fitness programs.