To learn more about Ajax SNAP, local events, and ways to get involved, please visit the Town of Ajax SNAP project website.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Town of Ajax, and Durham Region are working with the community to develop a high-level Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) concept and Residential Retrofit Program pilot for the Neighbourhood One/Southwood area of Ajax.

aerial view of the Ajax SNAP neighbourhood

About Ajax SNAP

This one-year project focuses on the development of a Residential Retrofit Program for single family homes, and a high-level Ajax SNAP Action Plan for neighbourhood revitalization that aligns municipal and partner priorities with community interests and sustainability objectives.

The project will advance objectives of TRCA’s Carruthers Creeks Watershed Plan, the Ajax Climate Risk & Resiliency Plan, Durham Community Climate Adaptation Plan, Durham Community Energy Plan, and Durham Region’s “A2” Priority Health Neighbourhood.

The Ajax SNAP will help demonstrate the implementation of the Durham Greener Homes Program, the Town of Ajax’s Blooming Boulevards pilot program and Naturalization Program, among other municipal and Conservation Authority management plans and strategies, at the neighbourhood scale.

About the South Ajax Home Retrofit Program

Reduce your utility bills. Improve home comfort. Be climate ready.

The South Ajax Home Retrofit Program is a FREE program open to all Ajax SNAP residents who live in a detached or semi-detached house.

homeowner plants rain garden as part of SNAP home retrofit program
homeowners install energy efficient windows as part of SNAP home retrofit

Sign up to learn about the Durham Greener Homes Program, and the upgrades that are best for your home and backyard. Get one-on-one guidance and support from Town of Ajax Sustainability staff, expert-led workshops, and personalized retrofit and incentive recommendations tailored to your home and budget.

Contact Alessia Pereira Mendoza at Town of Ajax by email at Alessia.Mendoza@ajax.ca or by phone at (905) 619-2529 ext. 3249 to book your free home visit today.

The first 10 residents to complete a home visit will receive a FREE rain barrel; the following 20 will receive a FREE Greening Your Grounds workbook; any household that completes a home visit in 2023 will receive a FREE “Admission for Two” pass to TRCA parks.


About the Ajax SNAP Action Plan

The SNAP Action Plan is currently being developed with government and community stakeholders. It will be a high-level Action Plan for neighbourhood revitalization that integrates local community interests, and sustainability and resiliency objectives.

neighbourhood residents take part in a workshop to help develop the Ajax SNAP action plan
neighbourhood residents take part in a workshop to help develop the Ajax SNAP action plan

The Ajax SNAP combines government and community priorities, resulting in measurable environmental improvements and community health and well-being benefits. These neighbourhood focused initiatives could include:

  • Renewable energy retrofits
  • Water and energy conservation programs
  • Revitalization of parks, roads and other public spaces
  • Stormwater management
  • Green and grey infrastructure
  • Tower revitalization
  • Flood protection
  • Local food production
  • Health and wellness promotion through connections with nature


Select the image below to view the full-sized map.

Ajax SNAP neighbourhood boundary map

About the Action Planning Process

Phase Main Objectives Timeline
Phase 1:
Project Planning & Action Research
Agreements, Project Team and Community partnership formation, Scoping key issues and Neighbourhood Context, Residential Program design considerations Q4 2022 to
Q1 2023
Phase 2:
Detailed Design & Delivery
Community Leaders Workshop #1, launch of Residential Retrofit Program, confirm motivating themes, and identify signature and quick-win project opportunities Q1 2023 to
Q2 2023
Phase 3:
High-level SNAP Action Plan Concept
Action Plan concept with integrating themes, shared goals, integrated signature projects and Implementation Framework. Review of Residential Retrofit Program pilot year 1 Q3 2023 to
Q1 2024

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Contact Information

Do you live or work in this neighbourhood? Get involved!

We want to help get residents and businesses involved!

Learn more about Ajax SNAP, local events, and ways to get involved by visiting the Town of Ajax SNAP project website.

Got questions? Contact:

Holly Shaw-Lopez
Program Manager, Sustainable Neighbourhoods
(437) 880-2143

Supported By:

Lundin Mining