I wouldn’t swear to it because I got this off the internet, but I believe that this is Axalta Coating Systems which produces performance and transportation coatings. Their slogan is “Simply Brilliant”. They are an international company with principal locations in Philadelphia, Switzerland, Pennsalvania US, Mexico, Singapore, Shanghia and have approximately 13,000 employees. Here they are quietly in Ajax, too.
They have 47 training centres around the world to help their customers get the best out of their coatings and colour tools. Ajax is one of them.
Stuff you might not have known about Ajax.
We love our fences out here. When I was growing up, the neighbourhood I was in didn’t have very many fences. The properties had been built in the 50’s or 60’s so I can only assume the property sizes made the cost of fencing a little prohibitive. But there was also a kind of unspoken thing too. That somehow it wasn’t very neighbourly. Maybe that anyone who had to hide has something to hide, I don’t know.
But in this town we are all about the fences. I love my fence. I want to feel I am alone(ish) in my little yard without having to feel “on”. We need time to be unwatched to allow ourselves to be the truest versions of who we are.
Or maybe we just have something to hide.
The thing that attracted me to this spot was the mysteriousness of the open door. It immediately felt like something was going on. Something was going on.
Shot it with my 14mm lens though which meant I had to get close. Too close for comfort. I really don’t know why so many of my photography projects involve fear. Certainly there must be an easier way to live?
Sometimes I see people here, sitting on the picnic tables, smoking. This is part of the same area that probably doesn’t have much time left.
Back in 2007 in Oshawa, a woman volunteered at a car wash fundraiser to help raise money to re-open a hostel that provided safety to women and children. She had been a former resident and she reported it tough trying to make it the last couple of months. The car wash fund raiser raised $433.
A little less than four years later in January 2011 Ajax, a 54 year old woman by the same first and last name claimed she had a gun and demanded money from the clerk at the Cross Country Donuts in Ajax. She left on foot with cash. No gun was seen and no one was hurt. Police arrested her within minutes of the robbery.
This year, just 10 years after the hostel fund raiser and six years after the robbery a woman by the same first, middle and last name and age as the woman in the robbery died suddenly in her home on New Years Day in Oshawa. Donations, if desired, to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health-CAMH were greatly appreciated. She was a grandmother, mother and daughter.