This riding resides on the north shore of Lake Ontario, east of Toronto. The distance by car between Ajax and Parliament Hill is about 410 km. The drive takes about four hours.
Wild animals like coyotes, foxes, and white-tailed deer can be spotted in the riding.
Concession Road 5 forms the riding’s northern border, while Lake Ontario forms the southern border. Duffins Creek runs mostly parallel to the eastern border.
The riding’s Lake Ontario shore is mostly parkland, made up of the Ajax Waterfront Park and the Ajax Waterfront Lakeside Park.
About 39% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and India.
Tamil, Urdu, and Tagalog are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
One per cent of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $47,180.
Veteran’s Point Gardens is a memorial to Second World War veterans and designed to resemble a ship; the street lights look like masts and the information area resembles a ship's bow.
Walk along the Ajax Waterfront Trail, which is 7 km long and part of the Trans-Canada Trail.
Millers Creek Community Park is home to the McLean Community Centre and Library, indoor pools, a skateboard park, baseball diamonds, and more.
Hit rock band Sum 41 formed here in 1996.
Ajax is birthplace of music producers T-Minus and Boi-1Da, who worked with rappers Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil’ Wayne.
Highway 401, also known as the Highway of Heroes, bisects the riding. A portion of the highway was dedicated to Canadian veterans since that stretch of road was the route that convoys of killed Canadian soldiers would take from CFB Trenton to the coroner’s office in Toronto.
Top industries in the area include retail trade, health care and social assistance, and finance and insurance. About 10% of the riding’s workforce is in the retail trade field.
Almost 53% of the riding’s labour force has some sort of post-secondary education.
The art installation “Solar Sail” is a solar structure that generates energy and is a nod to Ajax’s nautical heritage.
The Town of Ajax host Green Living Days, a week-long celebration of Earth Day, every year that has environmental-focused events like tree planting in the Greenwood Conservation Area, city litter cleanup, a climate change symposium, and more.
The British Empire’s largest producer of munitions during the Second World War was located here. The plant eventually led to the formation of Ajax, named after a British battle cruiser, the HMS Ajax, which served the British navy during the war. The town’s name came after the HMS Ajax took part in the Battle of the River Plate.