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Recent Releases from Town of Ajax

Media Availability -- Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2015 05:54:27 EST Read More

Mayor Steve Parish, Town of Ajax Date: October 6, 2015 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Location: Queen’s Park Mayor Steve Parish is one of 20 elected officials attending the first Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park. As it has been well documented, the Ajax Waterfront is in crisis due to annual algae outbreaks caused by SRP (Soluble Reactive Phosphorus) released from the Duffin Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). While the Province is starting to take action o...... Click here to read this release

Experts visiting Ajax waterfront to examine algae issue first hand

Published Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:02:46 EST Read More

Excellent visuals of researchers gathering algae When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Rotary Park Pavilion, Rotary Park, 177 Lake Driveway W., Ajax. What: A team of researchers will be completing fieldwork on the Ajax waterfront - site of some of the most extensive build-up of algae in the Great Lakes. Who: Dr. Marty Auer, an expert in nuisance algae, will explain how the algae is created and how its growth can be prevented. ...... Click here to read this release

Town eager to work with Province immediately to fix Ajax algae problem

Published Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:57:24 EST Read More

Calling for full EA of Duffin Creek WPCP Outfall The Town of Ajax is looking forward to working with the Wynne government and Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson to clean up the excessive algae on the Ajax Waterfront, and require the Regions of Durham and York to undertake a full Environmental Assessment of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). MPP Dickson was an early supporter of PACT POW’s (Pickering Ajax Citizens Together to Protect Our Water) Stop ...... Click here to read this release

Council releases video plea to Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to save the Ajax Waterfront

Published Fri, 30 May 2014 10:26:20 EST Read More

May 30, 2014 Town of Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Councillors released a video plea today regarding the state of the Ajax Waterfront. View the Save our Waterfront -- A call for Action from Ajax Council. In the video, Ajax Council calls on Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to commit to directing the Regions of York and Durham to stop releasing fertilizer-like phosphorous from the Duffin Creek Wat...... Click here to read this release

New poll: Ajax-Pickering voters want sewage treatment plant fix to eliminate algae on waterfront

Published Mon, 26 May 2014 10:06:16 EST Read More

NEWS RELEASE www.ajax.ca May 26, 2014 (Ajax, Ontario) A new poll by OraclePoll Research, commissioned by the Town of Ajax, clearly indicates that Ajax residents believe the Province of Ontario must act to fix the output of the Duffin Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. The treated sewage flowing from the plant into Lake Ontario contains large amounts of fertilizer-like phosphorous which res...... Click here to read this release

Environment to benefit from advocacy by Town of Ajax

Published Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:21:11 EST Read More

Attention News Editors: SEWAGE PLANT SUBJECT TO NEW CONDITIONS (Ajax, Ontario, March 23, 2007) As a direct result of due diligence by the Town of Ajax and concerned environmental groups, the Duffins Creek Water Pollution Control Plant Expansion (also known as the Big Pipe project) will be subject to additional emission controls, project design and operational requirements. In making her decision, the Honourable Laurel Broten, Minister of the Environment, agreed with the Town that the...... Click here to read this release


Published Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:39:57 EST Read More

October 24, 2006 Everyone in Ajax could sense something was wrong on the waterfront. Despite a huge investment in greenspace, the beaches were increasingly being closed. In 2005, for example, Rotary Park Beach was closed for the entire summer. At the same time, the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) was undergoing an Environmental Assessment for the purpose of expanding, potentially introducing higher volumes of pollutants, like phosphorous and ammonia, into the waters of Lake ...... Click here to read this release

Media conference to address Durham land grab

Published Wed, 13 Sep 2006 09:40:13 EST Read More

Who will speak for the Greenbelt? (September 13, 2006) Durham councillors will receive a failing grade this Thursday on smart growth for threatening the Greenbelt. The Sierra Club of Canada, Rouge Duffins Greenspace Coalition, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, and Ontario Smart Growth Network (OSGN) will deliver an analysis of Durham Region’s failure to adhere to the spirit of the Greenbelt Act by approving an Official Plan that describes new growth areas on Greenbelt lands. “The people of...... Click here to read this release