Town of Ajax Waterfront

The Town of Ajax Waterfront features six kilometers of unspoiled park land, stretching across the town’s southern border along the shores of Lake Ontario. In summary, the land totals over 150 acres, and serves more than 100,000 residents.

But those are just the stats. The Town of Ajax Waterfront and its Rotary Park are gorgeous areas, surrounded by some million dollar homes, overlooking the greenery and scenic views of the lake. The waterfront is a great place to see wildlife – especially for bird watchers; a spring/summer hot spot for picnics, a crisp early morning jog, along with kite flying and biking

This is perhaps the Town of Ajax’s most popular and incredible feature – always a picturesque scene.

The following photos were snapped for a three-month long project I did for the town last year. Click here to learn more about the waterfront’s key attractions and mapping information.

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Hy Tea in Pickering

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by Hy Tea in Pickering. The city’s small tea shop and restaurant is located off Liverpool Road, on Frenchman’s Bay at 1295 Wharf Street. It’s owned and operated by Hy Niles – an extremely personable and kind hearted woman, who served us while we were there for an afternoon of treats and tea.

Now, my friend Lori and I stopped by the tea house for our first time ever, during the off season. But I can tell you, I’ve seen the establishment packed throughout the summer months – so it’s best to enjoy it while the weather is still a bit chilly for a perfect relaxing atmosphere!

If you’re a tea enthusiast, like me, you may always be looking for new and exciting places to visit. Hy Tea in Pickering charges just under $24 dollars for a high-tea experience, and includes a warm scone, whipped butter, tasty deserts, fruits, sweet Devon cream, delicious jam and delicate finger sandwiches. Although, they do suggest a reservation first.

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Taunton Bakery

Taunton Bakery is located just east of Whitby, in the Somerville and Taunton Road West area of Oshawa. The small and quaint bakery features healthy deli sandwiches, some yummy treats and fresh loaves of bread. The shop is only a few minutes from my work, which is why I went to check them out. I also had the chance to meet the owner of the Oshawa bakery, Ying, who seemed quite humble and hardworking. Despite the language barrier, we were able to chat and share some stories.

It took me some time to decide what to order … but for lunch, I ordered a whole grain bun – which you can pick up yourself in the front of the store – complete with chicken, Havarti cheese (yum!) and lettuce. It tasted great, although I was quite tempted to walk out with a piece of Heart Chocolate cake. It sure looked delicious, but I think I will save that for my next round at Taunton Bakery.

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While researching Taunton Bakery, I stumbled across some of the wedding cakes and desserts they’ve prepared. All beautiful and lovely pieces.

If you’re from the Durham Region and are looking for a quick bite to eat, or for some local catering, check them out. Drop by 133 Taunton Road West, or give them a call at (905) 723 – 6484. Be sure to tell them A Day in Durham sent you.

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An afternoon at Jazzberry Tea House

Don’t you just love when you find a great local place to waste time, without having to drop too much money? Well, I’ve found my permanent tea shop, as mentioned in previous posts, we spent an afternoon at Jazzberry Tea House, in Pickering Village.

Today, my friend Jaya and I spent the afternoon drinking Chocolate Peppermint & Chocolate Coconut teas, and enjoying yummy desserts – she ordered an oatmeal/chocolate chip cookie, and I bought a chocolate brownie. We also had some time to talk about our career plans, and make some solid goals for for the future. Productive? Absolutely! Did I mentioned we also were given a couple of homemade Valentines while we were there?

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Jazzbery Tea House Webcam Fun

Oh, and of course we had a little Mac webcam fun before we left!

An afternoon at Jazzberry Tea House, Pickering Village

Church Street

The Town of Ajax recently renovated one of our oldest churches, St.Francis de Sales, located on Church St. in Pickering Village.

These photos were captured before the changes and add-ons; St. Francis and Church Street’s surroundings at their finest.