People Taking Part in Recreational Activities
Fall Programs - Space Still Available!

A wide range of fun and high quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Register for programs in these categories: Preschool & Kindergarten, Children, Youth, Adult, Older Adult 55+, Swimming Lessons, Leadership Programs and Group Fitness.

View Available Programs & Register

 Registration Options and Information
What You Need
  • Your Login (Email Address) Your Password
  • Activity Barcode(s)
  • Payment Options:
    VISA, MasterCard or AMEX
What To Do 
  • Visit and Sign In
  • If creating a new account, please allow 24 business hours for activation
  • Click on the Activities tab and follow the Tips for a Successful Search
  • Select your activity, Add to Cart and follow the registration prompts
  • When finished registering, proceed to the Checkout to make payment
You must agree to the waiver and make payment to complete the transaction.
  • Immediate registration confirmation
  • Online registrants must print their receipt as one will not be mailed
In Person/ Drop-Off or Walk-In
What You Need
  • Completed Registration Form
    Registration Form(s)
    Scroll down on Active Ajax activity page to access registration form(s).
  • Payment Options:
  • VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Debit, Cash or Cheque (cheques are made payable to the Town of Ajax)
What To Do
  • Visit any community centre Customer Service Desk to register in person or to drop off your registration form
  • Forms received in advance of the registration dates will be held until registration day, and will be processed in random order
  • Staff will email or call if the course is full or the registration is incomplete
  • Available during regular hours of operation
  • Immediate registration confirmation for in person registrations
  • Confirmation/receipts will be emailed/mailed for those registrations that were dropped off
What You Need
  • Completed Registration Form
    Registration Form(s)
    Scroll down on Active Ajax activity page to access registration form(s).
  • Payment Options:
    VISA, Mastercard, AMEX or Cheque (If mailed, cheques are made payable to the Town of Ajax)
What To Do

MAIL completed Registration Form to:

Town of Ajax
Recreation, Culture & Community Development
65 Harwood Ave. S.
Ajax, ON L1S 2H9

Attention - Registrations

  • You will be notified by email or mail if you have successfully registered for your program of choice

Drop-In Activities Available for All Age Groups

Try a program or learn a new skill without the commitment of weekly classes. Drop-in activities including basketball, pickleball, badminton, Friday Night Fun Centres & Clubs, youth spaces, group fitness, and aqua fitness available on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration required.

Drop-In Programs Schedule 

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. 

Please call 905-619-2529, ext. 7259 or email to discuss options if your child/youth requires enhanced staffing or Inclusion Support Services.

Preschool & Kindergarten Programs

Learn & Play - Create & Play - Move & Play

See all Preschool & Kindergarten programs.

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

Children's Programs

High Five LogoExplore high quality, creative & physically challenging programs for children 6-12 years of age. 

Town of Ajax programs are HIGH FIVE accredited meeting provincial standards for safety and quality. Committed to ensuring participants have a positive experience with our proven child-centered approach to development. Designed to encourage fair play, healthy competition and leadership.  Memorable, social and above all FUN! 

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

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

See all Children & Family Drop-In Sports.

Children's Registered Programs 

We have you covered with introductory skilled sports, dance, visual arts classes and more. 

See all Registered Children's Programs 

Youth Programs

Youth Friendly LogoAs a Youth Friendly Community, the Town of Ajax is committed to building a healthy, vibrant community that keeps 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

Ajax Superstar
Don't miss this incredible evening filled with amazing performances by youth bands, vocalists, dance groups, and other performers, as they showcase their talents in one spectacular show.

Now accepting entries! Are you a musician, band, dancer, comedian or artist looking for your big break? Apply now for your chance to perform on stage and have an opportunity to be selected to appear at a 2024 Town of Ajax event. Submission deadline is November 1, 2023. Must be between the ages of 11 and 18 years old.

Enter now!
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.

Free Drop-In Youth Spaces
 Youth Spaces

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 offer the following: pool table, 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. 

Regular Hours of Operation (subject to change, please check the Youth Spaces drop-in calendar below for any changes to hours):

Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.)
Monday to Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday & Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.

McLean Community Centre (95 Magill Dr.) 
Monday to Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday & Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Audley Recreation Centre (1955 Audley Rd. N)
Monday to Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. 
Sunday & Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Youth Spaces -  Drop-In Calendar

 Youth Hubs

The Town of Ajax 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:

Our Place (Located inside of Ajax High School) - 3 to 6 p.m.

Youth must be attending the high school listed above to attend the program. Youth Hubs are closed during March Break and Summer Break.

Youth Engagement Advisory Committee (YEAC)

Winter Care Package Program

The Youth Engagement Advisory Committee has collaborated with Durham Youth Services to collect donations in order to build winter care packages for youth in need. Thank you on behalf of YEAC and DYS for your contributions. 

YEAC Applications

Applications for the 2023-2024 term will be available in July. Deadline to apply is August 20, 2023.

The next term will operate from September 2023 - June 2024. 

 For any questions or inquiries please contact .

Youth Week 2023

Celebrate National Youth Week in Ajax from May 1-7, 2023. 

A week of fun FREE activities and collaboration to celebrate Ajax youth and their active participation in our community. National Youth Week is an opportunity to honour youth involvement and to connect young residents to the Ajax community.

Join Ajax Youth at the Mental Health Youth Symposium at Audley Recreation Centre on Thursday, May 4th from 5 - 7 p.m. Food, games and prizes to be won!

For more information please contact or call 905-619-2529, ext. 7508 or visit Youth Week 2023.

Please Note: No pre-registration required. Space is limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.  

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!

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

Older Adult 55+

Recreational and leisure activities, social clubs, volunteer programs and civic participation opportunities.

Affordable recreational, sport, fitness and general interest programs to help keep you active, explore a passion, or try something new.

Older Adult 55+ Contests
55+ Amateur Poetry Contest 2023

Congratulations to our Winners!

1st place - Sands of Time by Cathy Cope

2nd place - Memory by Anne Mitchell 
3rd place - Do You Remember by Carl G. Mabee
55+ Amateur Short Story Contest

Check out the 2022 Winning Entry - The Comfort of Her Eye

2022 Winning Entry

55+ Ajax Amateur Photo Contest 2023

Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for the winning entries!

55+ Wellness and Information Fair - September 9, 2023
Come join us on Saturday September 9, 2023 for the 55+ Wellness and Information Fair. There will be a variety of community vendors, presentations, refreshments, and prizes!
  • Saturday September 9, 2023 - Event Flyer
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Ajax Community Centre - HMS Room (75 Centennial Rd.) 
  • Busing Information Below
For any inquires please contact 

55+ Wellness and Information Fair Busing Information 

Bus 1

  • Pick Up I 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Audley Recreation Centre, 1955 Audley Road North
  • Pick Up I 9:25 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Road
  • Pick Up I 9:35 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. Pickering & Village Seniors Centre, 29 Linton Avenue
  • Pick Up I 9:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Village Garden Condominiums, 92 Church Street

Return I 12:30 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. Ajax Community Centre to drop off at the above locations.


Bus 2

  • Pick Up I 9:25 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Westwood Manor, 960 Westney Road
  • Pick Up I 9:35 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. Harwood Manor, 655 Harwood Avenue South
  • Pick-up I 9:40 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Ashley Manor, 40 Kitney Road
  • Pick Up I 9:45 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. St. Andrews Community Centre, 46 Exeter Road

Return I 12:30 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. Ajax Community Centre to drop off at the above locations.

 Older Adult 55+ Events
  • 55+ Spring Fling Dance and Luncheon (April 2024)
  • Aging Well Month (June 2024)
  • Seniors BBQ (June 2024)


Are you looking to be part of our 55+ Events? We are now accepting vendor and exhibitor applications for all 2023 Festivals and Events. Whether you are a food vendor, exhibitor, community group or not-for-profit we want to hear from you!

Please note: Only Vendors and Exhibitors that have been selected will be contacted the week of May 15 for the 55+ BBQ and August 14th for the 55+ Wellness and Information Fair.

55+ Community Recreation Guide

Fall 2023 - 55+ Community Recreation Guide

*Stay up-to-date on programs, events, news and information for older adults and seniors living in Ajax*

Senior Centre Without Walls (SCWW)

Free virtual programs older adults and seniors can participate in from the comfort of home. SCWW operates Monday through Wednesday. 

To participate in the program via Zoom or call-in, contact:

Weekly Schedule Playlist 

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain is a free six week workshop series that helps people with chronic pain to better cope with pain symptoms and activities of daily life. All participants will receive the "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" resource book and "Moving Easy Program" CD. Caregivers are welcome to register. We suggest that participants attend all six sessions of the workshop, where possible. Spaces are limited and registration is based on a first come first serve basis. 

These workshops can help you learn how to manage your health better. The small class sizes and group format of learning connects participants with others who are living with similar challenges. Some of the benefits of attending this workshop are:

  • Understand how to manage difficult emotions
  • Learn new ideas for healthier eating habits and how to increase your activity level
  • Learn how to best communicate with health care professionals and family
  • Understand how to navigate the health care system
Workshops are developed and licensed by the Self-Management Resource Centre. 


Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop

Cost: Free

Dates: Wednesdays - October 4 - November 8, 2023
Location: Ajax Community Centre - Admirals Room

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required. Registration Form



55+ Spotlight Speakers Series

Spotlight Speaker Series

Listen. Learn. Live empowered!

Join us for a series of FREE educational workshops that explore topics such as personal safety & security, financial literacy, and planning for the future. All workshops are facilitate by professionals and include a question and answer opportunity.  

Light refreshments provided at each workshop. 

Register now!

Workshop Schedule

Frauds & Scams 
Presented by Durham Regional Police Service
September 20, 2023 | 1 - 3 p.m.
McLean Community Centre - Community Hall, 95 Magill Drive

Working Caregivers: Balancing Work & Care
Presented by The Ontario Caregiver Organization
September 27, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Francis Centre - Main Hall, 78 Church Street South

Personal, Home and Travel Safety
Presented by Durham Regional Police Service
October 11, 2023 | 1 - 3 p.m.
McLean Community Centre - Community Hall, 95 Magill Drive

Options Open: Five Strategies for Creating Your Best Aging Journey
Presented by Sue Lantz, Collaborative Aging
Octover 18, 2023 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Audley Recreation Centre - Community Hall A, 1955 Audley Road North

Transitioning from Working to Retirement
Presented by John Baynham, Retirement Income Group
November 1, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Francis Centre - Main Hall, 78 Church Street South

Navigating Care Options
Presentent by Cerita Miller, The Lighthouse Retreat Inc. and Sarah Horne, Chartwell Retirement Residences
January 24, 2024 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Ajax Community Centre - HMS Room, 75 Centennial Road

Caregiver Stress & Burnout
Presented by The Ontario Caregiver Organization
January 31, 2024 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Ajax Community Centre - HMS Room, 75 Centennial Road

How to Manage Your Retirement Income
Presented by John Baynham, Retirement Income Group
February 7, 2024 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Audley Recreation Centre - Community Hall A, 195  Audley Road North

Estate & Tax Planning
Presented by John Baynham, Retirement Income Group
March 6, 2024 | 1 - 3 p.m.
McLean Community Centre - Community Hall, 95 Magill Drive

*Further inquiries, please call: 905-619-2529, ext. 7231 or email: 

Seniors Centres - Contact Clubs Directly for Memberships
Ajax Seniors Friendship CentrePickering Village Centre
46 Exeter Road, Ajax

29 Linton Avenue, Ajax

Details to come.. 


Two PROBUS Clubs operate in Ajax. PROBUS is a social club for retired and semi-retired individuals.

Membership includes monthly club meetings, guest speakers, and access to a broad range of activities, interest groups, and social events. Annual membership fee for each club.

Find out more about the PROBUS Clubs.

Ajax Public Library

Ajax has three library branches to serve you.

Find out more about the Ajax Public Libraries!

Indoor Walking 

Ajax Walks

Free indoor walking program available at all three Town of Ajax community centres. Program runs from November 7, 2022 to March 31, 2023.


Ajax Walks Maps and Schedules  


*Further inquiries, please contact or 905-619-2529 ext. 7243

Outdoor Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Outdoor public tennis courts and pickleball courts are open seasonally.

Find Out More

Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Ajax

Provides a variety of opportunities to get involved and volunteer within the community including: festivals & events, committees & boards, community engagement initiatives, and recreation programs.

View General Volunteer Opportunities Committees and Boards

Ajax Public Library

Provides a variety of volunteer opportunities including: library committees, visiting library service, and library programs.

View Library Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Durham

One-stop resource for community volunteer opportunities in Durham Region. Connect with not-for-profit organizations and charities actively looking for volunteers.

Service Clubs

Members perform volunteer work in their community either by hands-on delivery of programs or services, or by fundraising for other local charitable organizations. There are several active service clubs in Ajax.

Find Out More

Social Clubs & Interest Groups

There are a variety of local clubs and interest groups operating in Ajax. Most organizations charge a low cost, annual membership fee to join.

Find Out More

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.