Defence Industries Limited Walking Tour

Defence Industries Limited Walking Tour

WALK LEADERS : Stephen White & Mitchell Daniels

DATE : Saturday May 4, 2024

WALK START TIME : 10:00 a.m.

WALK END TIME : 11:00 a.m.

WALK START LOCATION : Ajax Heritage Square

(Southeast corner of Ajax Town Hall - 65 Harwood Avenue South)

WALK END LOCATION : Ajax Heritage Square


In celebration of Jane’s Walk, discover the early years of Ajax on a walking tour that showcases the Town's wartime history.

Defence Industries Limited (DIL) was a giant munitions plant that operated in the heart of what is now Ajax through WWII, from 1941 to 1945.

It employed more than 9,000 staff and produced over 40 million shells, making it at one time the largest munitions plant in the British Empire.

Discover the history of Ajax by visiting the sites of DIL buildings, both vanished and those still standing, and learn about the lives of the Bomb Girls, who came from across Canada to live and work in this town-that-was-a-plant!

LANGUAGE : English


  • History and Places
  • People and Communities


  • Uneven terrain
  • Dog-friendly walk
  • Family-friendly walk
  • Walk leader will use audio amplification