Durham Region moves to Control – Red Zone

As Durham Region and Ajax have moved into the Control – Red Zone under the province’s reopening framework, the Town continues to take a measured, cautious approach to reopening. With public health officials navigating the unknowns regarding the Covid-19 variants and as we await further details on the vaccine roll-out, the Town is taking every precaution to ensure the safety and protection of our community and staff.

Through our Reopening Plan, select recreational facilities and amenities will be coming back online to support the health and wellness of residents.

Reopening Plan Highlights:

  • Ajax Community Centre: Ice pads 3 & 4 will open February 22 for ice user groups. Please note, at this time indoor public skating will not be offered. Squash will also be available for members, please call 905-427-8811 to reserve your spot.
  • McLean Community Centre: Fitness & Health Centre (FHC) opens to members Friday, February 19 by appointment only. Registrations Thursday, February 18 at 12 p.m. To book, visit ajax.ca/fitness.
  • Audley Recreation Centre: Swimming is tentatively scheduled to open Friday, February 26. Registration is required and opens Wednesday, February 24. For the latest updates, visit ajax.ca/swimming.


“Thank you for obeying the Province’s Stay Home Order, and for taking extra precautions to bring the number of Covid-19 infections down in Ajax. Even as private amenities and public facilities reopen, we must continue to be vigilant to protect ourselves and our community. Please continue to limit your outings and exposure to people outside your household. When leaving the house, please follow the three W’s – wear a mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands.”

– Shaun Collier, Mayor

“TOA staff are looking forward to welcoming residents back to our facilities, while following all Public Health guidelines to keep residents safe. Don’t forget to plan ahead and book an appointment to avoid disappointment, and come prepared with PPE like masks, as they are required in our buildings. In addition, we also offer a range of Winter TOA activities to keep families active while staying safe. Check them out at ajax.ca/WinterTOA.”

– Shane Baker, CAO

Quick Facts

  • Ajax Town Hall remains open, by appointment-only. For more information on online services and Town Hall appointments, call 905-683-4550, email contactus@ajax.ca. For your convenience, the Town has introduced a new self-serve online appointment booking system available at ajax.ca/appointments.
  • Outdoor public skating continues to be available at Pat Bayly Square outdoor rink, and pop-up natural ice rinks are open at McLean Community Centre and Audley Recreation Centre. For more information, visit ajax.ca/winterTOA.
  • The Town’s Reopening Plan will allow us to gauge community support for further programming and service reopening.

Learn More 

  • More information on the province’s Covid-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open and red zone requirements can be found at durham.ca/novelcoronavirus.