Introducing ...

Ken Smith (1905-2001) moved to Ajax in 1942 when he was offered a job as a draughtsman for Defense Industries Limited (DIL). He was a member of The Town of Ajax's first council, and served as the Town's second mayor for two terms from January 1956 until December 1957. During his time as mayor he was behind the acquisition of the three-acre property, purchased for $15000, for the Town Hall, the Library, the Post Office, and the Memorial swimming pool. In 1948 he established his own business in Oshawa as a contractor and manufacturer of fire doors, and worked there until retirement in 1985.