The Town of Ajax offers some of Durham Region's best and busiest recreation facilities! We have facilities available for you to rent for your private party, meeting, special event or sporting event.

Facility Booking Office

We're here to help you rent a meeting room, community hall, gymnasium, arena, outdoor sports field, park, pavilion or picnic area.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation

Indoor Facilities

Phone: 905-619-2529, ext. 7200
Email: facilitybookings@ajax.ca
Fax: 905-427-0739
Address: Ajax Community Centre
Recreation, Culture & Community Development, Administration Office, 2nd Floor
75 Centennial Road
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Outdoor Facilities

Phone: 905-610-2529, ext. 7200
Email: outdoorrentals@ajax.ca
Fax: 905-427-4003
Address: Operations & Environmental Services
800 Salem Road North
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Rental Information

Rental Fees

All facility rental fees and other applicable charges quoted are resident fees and are contained in the Town's Fee Schedule approved each year by Town Council. 

Rental Fees listed below are effective January 1 to December 31, 2018.

Fees do not include tax, mandatory insurance and SOCAN fees, if applicable.

Non-Resident Permit Fees/Proof of Residency

A non-resident permit fee will applied to functions/events booked in some Town facilities or on Town property. Proof of residency is required from the individual who will act as the permit holder.

Rental Terms & Conditions

All Town of Ajax Facility Rentals are subject to the applicable terms and conditions agreed upon by the Permit Holder and all subsequet facility users must abide by them. Failure or refusal by the Permit Holder/Users to adhere to these Facility Rental Terms and Conditions may result in cancellation and refusal to grant any future rental permits for the use of Town of Ajax Facilities.

Fees by Facility Type

Community Centres, Halls and Rooms

Use our Facility Booking Rental Request Form to begin the booking process.

Ajax Community Centre

Facility

4 Hour Fee

Daily Fee

Initial Payment

 HMS Community Hall (full)

$415

$830

 $200

 HMS Community Hall (half)

$273

$550

 $200

 Commodores Room

$180

$361

 $100

 Captains Room

$106

$211

 Full Payment

 Admirals Room

$106

$211

 Full Payment

 Carruthers Room

$70

$139

 Full Payment

 Duffins Room

$70

$139

 Full Payment

NOTE:  The Carruthers Room and the Duffins Room are available to rent on an hourly basis for $29.00/hour +HST.

Audley Recreation Centre

Facility

4 Hour Fee

Daily Fee

Initial Payment

Community Room

$148

 $295

Full Payment

Studio

$106

 $211

Full Payment

McLean Community Centre

Facility

4 Hour Fee

Daily Fee

Initial Payment

Community Hall (full)

$273

 $550

$200

Community Hall (half)

$148

 $295

$100

Community Room 1

$106

 $211

Full Payment 

Community Room 3

$148

 $295

 Full Payment

Hartrick House

Facility

8 Hour Fee

Initial Payment

Community Room

 $550

$200

Quaker Meeting House - COMING SOON!

Facility

8 Hour Fee

Initial Payment

Community Room

 $550

$200

St. Andrew's Community Centre

Facility

8 Hour Fee

Initial Payment

Community Hall

 $550

$200

 

 Pavilions

Use our Facility Booking Rental Request Form to begin the booking process.

Carruthers Marsh Pavilion

Facility

4 Hour Fee

8 Hour Fee

Initial Payment

Community Room

 $148

 $295

Full Payment

Greenwood Discovery Pavilion

Facility

4 Hour Fee

Daily Fee

Initial Payment

Community Room

 $148

 $295

Full Payment

Rotary Park Pavilion

Facility

4 Hour Fee

Daily Fee

Initial Payment

Community Room

 $106

 $211

Full Payment

 

Arena Ice and Floors

Rent the ice for pick-up hockey, birthday parties, figure skating practices, hockey schools & camps, and shinny hockey or in the summer rent the Arena Floor for lacrosse, events or camps.

Contact the Facility Booking Office at 905-619-2529, ext. 7200 or email facilitybookings@ajax.ca for more information.

Visit our Skating page, for more information on our public skating, shinny and other ice schedules.

2018 Winter Ice Rates & Hours

Fees listed are per hour and do not include applicable tax and mandatory insurance.

Winter Ice is generally early September to end of March.  Contact the Facility Booking Office at 905-619-2529, ext. 7200 or email facilitybookings@ajax.ca for more information.

 

Winter Prime-Time Hours:

Monday to Friday

  • 5:30-10:30 p.m. ACC - Pad 1 & 3
  • 6:00-10:00 p.m. ACC - Pad 2, 4 & Village Arena

Saturday and Sunday

  • 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. ACC - Pad 1 & 3

  • 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ACC - Pad 2, 4 & Village Arena

Winter Non-Prime-Time Hours:

Monday to Friday

  • 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 10:30-11:30 p.m. ACC - Pad 1 & 3
  • 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 10:00-11:00 p.m. ACC - Pad 2, 4 & Village Arena

Saturday and Sunday

  • 10:30-11:30 p.m. ACC - Pad 1 & 3

  • 10:00-11:00 p.m. ACC - Pad 2, 4 & Village Arena

Facility

Prime-Time Rate

Non-Prime-Time Rate

Standard Pad

 $229

 $156

International Pad

 $239

 $156

 

2018 Summer Ice Rates & Hours

Fees listed are per hour and do not include applicable tax and mandatory insurance.

Summer Ice is generally end of March to early September.  Contact the Facility Booking Office at 905-619-2529, ext. 7200 or email facilitybookings@ajax.ca for more information.

 

Summer Prime-Time Hours:

Monday to Thursday

  • 5:30-10:30 p.m. ACC - Pad 1 & 3
  • 6:00-10:00 p.m. ACC - Pad 2, 4 & Village Arena

Summer Non-Prime-Time Hours:

Monday to Thursday

  • 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 10:30-11:30 p.m. ACC - Pad 1 & 3
  • 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 10:00-11:00 p.m. ACC - Pad 2, 4 & Village Arena

Friday, Saturday and Sunday - All Day

Facility

Prime-Time Rate

Non-Prime-Time Rate

Standard Pad

 $231

 $156

 

2018 Arena Floor

Contact the Facility Booking Office at 905-619-2529, ext. 7200 or email facilitybookings@ajax.ca for more information.

 

Gymnasiums

Use our Facility Booking Rental Request Form to begin the booking process.

Audley Recreation Centre or McLean Community Centre

Facility

Youth (per hour)

Adult (per hour)

Gymnasium

 $38

$50

 

Pools

Rent the pool visit or call the Facility Booking Office at 905-619-2529, ext. 7200 or email facilitybookings@ajax.ca for more information.


Visit our Swimming page for more information on our pools, splash pads, lessons, leadership classes, public swimming schedules, aquatics programs, pool party packages and more.

 

 Methods of payment

Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Cheque made payable to the Town of Ajax
  • Interac
  • Credit Card (American Express, MasterCard or VISA).

Insurance

All functions/events booked in Town facilities or on Town property require commercial general liability insurance. Insurance fees are in addition to the facility rental fee and are mandatory. Rates vary and the Town reserves the right to determine or amend the insurance requirements based on, but not limited to, risk assessment and event size.

Cancellation Policy

Ice, Floors, Gymnasiums, Sports Fields (ball and soccer), Carruthers Marsh Greenspace, Trail and Amphitheatre, Greenwood Greenspace and Picnic Areas/Shelters, Paulynn Park Greenspace and Picnic Areas/Shelters and Rotary Park Picnic Areas/Shelters do not receive a refund.

Community Halls (Ajax Community Centre HMS, Commodores, McLean Community Centre, Hartrick House, Quaker Meeting House, St. Andrew's Community Centre, St. Francis Centre) All initial payments are non-refundable. Written requests for a cancellation received less than 21 days prior to the rental date is only refunded insurance and SOCAN fees.

Community Pavilions (Carruthers Marsh, Greenwood Discovery and Rotary Park)
Written requests for a cancellation are required. If the request is received more than 21 days prior to the rental date a $40.00 + HST Administrative Fee is applied and the remainder of the fees are refunded.  If the request is received less than 21 days prior to the rental date, only the insurance and SOCAN fees, if applicable, are refunded.

Meeting Rooms (ACC Admirals, Captains, Carruthers, Duffins, ARC Community Room, Studio and MCC Community Room 1 and Community Room 3)
Written requests for a cancellation are required. If the request is received more than 21 days prior to the rental date a $40.00 + HST Administrative Fee is applied and the remainder of the fees are refunded.  If the request is received less than 21 days prior to the rental date, only the insurance and SOCAN fees, if applicable, are refunded.

Pools (ACC, ARC, MCC)

Written requests for a cancellation are required. If the request is received more than 21 days prior to the rental date a $40.00 + HST Administrative Fee is applied and the remainder of the fees are refunded.  If the request is received less than 21 days prior to the rental date, only the insurance is refunded.

Transfers

A written request is required to process a Permit date transfer. Permit transfers are specific to facilities. Contact a Facility Booking Representative for details.

Special Occasion Permit (SOP)

An SOP is issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and is mandatory for all functions serving alcohol, including beer and wine. All requirements related to serving alcohol in Town facilities can be found in the Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) Planning Guide.

Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) and Bar Requirements

For all AGCO functions, certified “Smart Serve” bartenders must be utilized. Bartenders must be on site 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes following the function end time set out in the SOP. The bar must close no later than 1 a.m. according to SOP.
 

Refer to the MAP Planning Guide for booking details, provided at the time of inquiry.

SOCAN Fees

All functions and room rentals using recorded music such as iPods, smart devices, MP3 players, CD's or any other recording as a source of music are required to pay SOCAN fees in addition to any other rental fees.

Smoke Free Facilities

All recreation facilities are non-smoking facilities as per Durham Region Smoke-Free By-Law 66-2002 and Town of Ajax By-Law 87-88. 

Things to know before you book

Wondering how to book a facility? Consider the following:

  1. What date and time do you prefer? What is your second choice of date/time?
  2. Do you have a location preference?
  3. How many guests will be in attendance?
  4. Are you playing music?
  5. Are you planning on serving alcohol?
  6. Familiarize yourself with the Facility Rental Terms and Conditions
  7. Will this event be for youth between the ages of 13 and 17? **

** Specific rental rules apply to this type of Teen Rental. Contact the Facility Booking Office for further details.

5 Steps to book!

  1. Visit the venue or watch the Virtual Tour
  2. Contact the Facility Booking Office to check availability
  3. Complete the Facility Booking Rental Request Form
  4. Provide payment and sign the permit
  5. 21 days prior to the event, you must submit a room set-up sheet and liquor license (if applicable). If your booking required an initial payment, the balance of the rental fee is also due at this time.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

Are you thinking of renting a space in a Town facility for your meeting, event or celebration and want to check out the venue? 

Take a virtual tour and explore the interior and exterior of our arenas, pools, community spaces and meeting rooms.