Ajax has many attractive attributes including the largest waterfront parkland in the Greater Toronto Area, a diverse housing stock, excellent public transit, a large regional shopping centre, and easy access to Highway 401 which runs through the centre of town. The Durham Centre Shopping Complex and the Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering Hospital are major employers in this town.
- Ajax has a beautiful waterfront that is very accessible to the public.
- Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering is a hospital situated in downtown Ajax
- During World War Two Ajax had one of the largest munitions plant in the British Empire.
- Many Ajax streets are named in honour of the men who served on HMS Ajax as well as two other heralded British warships, HMS Exeter and HMS Achilles