The town of Ajax became part of Durham Region in 1974. It is no longer as rural as it once was, as people move further away from Toronto in search of affordable housing, and development increases. Highway 401 runs through Ajax, and connects the town to the GTA.
Over the past few years, the ethnic makeup of the area’s residents has changed dramatically, as more immigrants settle in Durham Region.
The Ajax Town Hall is located at 55 Harwood Ave. South. The McLean Community Centre holds a number of art exhibitions throughout the year, while the Greenwood Conservation Area attracts hikers.
The Durham Regional Police Service patrols Ajax from its West Division, at 1710 Kingston Rd. in Pickering. The West Division recently reported that its area has more than its share of driving offences, which is not surprising, given the importance of Highway 401.
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The headquarters of the Durham Regional Police is in Whitby, at 605 Rossland Rd. East.
The courthouse for Durham Region (which includes communities such as Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, Clarington, Bowmanville, Port Perry, and Uxbridge) is situated at 150 Bond St. East in Oshawa. It is a new and impressive building, housing the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.
The police and prosecutors in Durham Region tend to take a “law-and-order” approach, which means tougher negotiations and higher sentences, so it is important to be represented by lawyers with the knowledge and experience to advocate vigorously on your behalf.
To help you navigate the justice system in Durham Region, The Ajax criminal defence lawyer at The Defence Group are available to advise and defend you from our offices in Toronto and Scarborough. We defend all criminal offences, including domestic assault, sexual assault, DUI and impaired driving, youth court/young offenders, bail hearings, fraud, drug offences, and Charter of Rights violations in criminal cases.
We offer a free consultation, flexible payment plans and reasonable fees, and the best criminal defence anywhere.