Something fishy used to go on down by the lake…

When you think of Ajax's history you think factory, bombs, warship, wartime homes and fish? During the postwar period, fishing for smelt was one of the most popular pastimes, and there were hundreds of them! Many of those who grew up in Ajax between the 1950s to the 70s remember going to the lake in…

Mapping Historic Ajax

I decided to try out Google My Maps to create a miniature Ajax Timescapes. This consists of notable DIL-era buildings, memorable shops and schools, and buildings and spots which still exist today, and residents remember fondly. A big part of remembering places in Ajax is imagining the community back then through a geographical perspective. Maps…