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

We have play-based and school readiness programs for your child to grow and develop in a fun and nurturing environment!

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

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! 

Dance Dates:

  • September 20, 2019
  • October 18, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • December  6, 2019
  • February 7, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • June 5, 2020      

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. Check out our registered classes, drop-in programs, and events.

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

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

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.

March Break Hours

  • Audley Recreation Centre March 13 to 20, 2020 - 1 to 4 p.m.
  • McLean Community Centre March 13 to 20, 2020 - 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Ajax Community Centre March 13 to 20, 2020 - 1 to 4 p.m.

Fall, Winter, Spring Hours

  • Audley Recreation Centre
    Monday - Friday - 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday/Sunday - 1 to 4 p.m.
  • McLean Community Centre
    Monday - Friday - 4 to 8 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday - 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Ajax Community Centre
    Monday - Friday - 4 to 8 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday - 1 to 4 p.m.

The Town of Ajax also offers a safe and welcoming space for high school students to hang out in, with structured and unstructred 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 highschools listed above to attend the program. Youth Hubs are closed during March Break and Summer Break.

Special Events

Youth Week (May 1-7, 2020)

Check out ajax.ca/youthevents for the free events open to Ajax youth ages 11-18. This year there will be some new and exciting activities that you do not want to miss! For any questions contact Youth@ajax.ca

Encourage Me Ajax Youth Symposium (May 7, 2020)

Join our Keynote Speaker Curtis Carmichael on May 7, 2020 as he shares his story, his keynote will motivate youth to follow their passions. During this free event there will also be activities, refreshments, and prizes. Come out and support our 2020 Ajax Youth Ambassadors. Ambassadors will be presented with an award at the Encourage Me Ajax Youth Symposium on Thursday, May 7 at the Audley Recreation Centre.

This is your chance to represent youth from across Ajax. Nominate yourself or a friend, between the ages of 13-19, to receive an ambassador award from the Town of Ajax during national youth week, May 1 - 7. Nominations are open until April 3, 2020. For more information email Youth@ajax.ca or call 905-619-2529, ext. 7508.

Nominate a 2020 Youth Ambassador Now!

Stay tuned for more information regarding these exciting events:

  • Encourage Me Ajax Youth Symposium (May 7, 2020)
  • Ajax Youth Week May 1 -7, 2020 (visit ajax.ca/youthevents) 
  • Skateboard Fun Days (Summer 2020)
  • YEAC Haunted House (October 2020)
  • Ajax On Stage 2020, Youth Talent Showcase (Fall 2020)
  • YEAC Holiday Food and Toy Drive (December)

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

Applications are closed for the September 2019 - June 2020 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

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

Seniors Centres

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.

Group Fitness Membership Options

There are two types of memberships that include unlimited access to Group Fitness classes:

1. Group Fitness Membership

2. Combo Membership

Drop-In classes - Group Fitness / Aqua Fitness

Choose a class that's convenient for you!

Class Schedules - Group Fitness / Aqua Fitness

Aqua Fitness Schedule

Group Fitness Schedule

Fees, admission and locations

Fees:

Pay-As-You-Go by using cash, debit or credit.

  • Adult Rate per class: $10.60 (+HST)
  • Student & Senior Rate per class: $5.30 (+HST)

Super saver! Buy ten classes for the price of nine.

  • Adult Rate: $96 (+HST)
  • Student & Senior Rate: $48 (+HST)

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be 13 years of age or older to participate
  • Group Fitness and Combo Members must scan membership card upon arrival
  • Pay-As-You-Go participants must show purchase receipt to the instructor before the start of the class
  • Athletic clothing and non-marking footwear 

Locations:

Ajax Community Centre

75 Centennial Road, Ajax, ON L1S 4S4

905-427-8811

Audley Recreation Centre

1955 Audley Road, Ajax, ON L1Z 0L2

905-427-2468

McLean Community Centre

95 Magill Drive, Ajax, ON L1T 3K7

905-428-7711

Registered classes

Group Fitness registered programs progress weekly to help you stay motivated. Classes are offered for children, families, adults, older adults, and parents and tots.

Discounts:

  • Group Fitness and Combo Members get a 33% discount on most classes
  • 65 years or older get a 50% discount on most classes
  • Financial assistance is available for some classes

Current promotions

 Stay tuned for FREE events coming soon!