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Defence Industries Limited Walking Tour

By Stephen White, Town of Ajax

2022-05-07 - Janes Walk - DIL Walking Tour (5) - Mike Sawchuck.JPG

Saturday, May 6



Language: English 

Area: Ajax

Theme: History and Community

Accessibility: Busy sidewalks, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification


Join us for a one-hour walking tour of 13 sites in central Ajax associated with Defence Industries Limited (DIL) - one of the largest munitions plants in the British Empire during World War II. DIL operated from 1941 to 1945 and employed more than 9,000 staff who produced over 40 million shells for the Allied war effort.

  • Walk Start Location: Ajax Town Hall - Heritage Square (NE Corner of Harwood Ave & Kings Cres). The walk leader will be wearing a microphone headset.

  • Walk End Location: Ajax Town Hall - Heritage Square

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