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Shaw Centre

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55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2, Canada
+1 613-563-1984
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Glad we are senior citizens as I was very disappointed and would have upset paying to enter. We... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Nicole L
Conference Trip

The Shaw Centre is accessible from the Westin Hotel and the Rideau Centre and that is a win/win... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
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Shaw Centre,Canada's Meeting Place. (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)
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55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2, Canada
Byward Market Area
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+1 613-563-1984
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"westin hotel"
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"great conference"
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"attended a conference"
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"downtown ottawa"
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"grey cup"
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"beautiful building"
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"rideau canal"
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Glad we are senior citizens as I was very disappointed and would have upset paying to enter. We were looking for brochures on what to do in Europe and the only thing we got is travel agencies giving information on organized tours. What about people...More

Thank Nicole L
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The Shaw Centre is accessible from the Westin Hotel and the Rideau Centre and that is a win/win situation! Service for breakfast was very nice (Starbucks coffee tea and bottled juices) as well as the meet and greet event (lots of finger foods and beer/wine)....More

Thank luxbish
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

We were here for the Touchdown Manitoba party for the 105th Grey Cup. The building is nice and easily accessible and the security is super nice

Thank ledbytheunknown
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

We were here during the Grey Cup and joined the Gridiron Girl's event. The venue was perfect for this event. We did have trouble figuring out how to get to it. Seen easily but trick to find.

Thank Colbel
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is very sleek, modern and functional convention centre. It is so well located in downtown Ottawa to nearby hotels and an attached premier shopping mall. Its ideal for conventioneers, compared to the rats maze, and mile long walks of Toronto's convention center, as just...More

Thank David O
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Nice venue, classy and looks nice from the outside and inside. Lot's of variety in events and most of the ones I've been to have been pretty good.

Thank Meaghan P
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

It serves it's purpose very well. Lots of space for exhibitions and large company presentations to delegates. When I visited there was a wedding taking place, which was surprising in such a business orientated location.

Thank gastronaut_11
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Our family attended a Canada Day concert and dinner event at the Shaw Centre. We had an amazing time... great concerts, great food, and a great view of Parliament Hill and the Canada Day Fireworks. The event was very well organized and well run and...More

Thank JJLD
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

This is a great place where conferences, graduations and various other events take place. It's a very nice building with a wonderful view of the canal and Parliament. The only downside is the absence of parking.

Thank Raghda G
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

This centre is well designed to accommodate large crowds of parents, friends and graduates as they walk the most important walk across the stage to receive their degree. Large screens were used throughout the ceremonies. Sound system worked well. Parking is a problem if you...More

Thank Lane S
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bailey p
February 23, 2015|
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Response from Sylvie C | Property representative |
Hi Bailey, you can visit the Calendar of Events on our website to see a list of the March events. Unfortunately it will not let me post a link here but I am happy to email it to you or you can visit the Shaw Centre website... More
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