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Shaw Centre

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Address: 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2, Canada
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+1 613-563-1984
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Shaw Centre,Canada's Meeting Place. (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)

Shaw Centre,Canada's Meeting Place. (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)

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Beautiful building for conferences with a great view of Ottawa

I attended a conference at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa in January, and had a great experience. The staff are very helpful, and the building is immaculate inside. It's architecture... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Lauren_skye
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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shaw Centre is a modern looking convention facility in downtown Ottawa. It offers multiple meeting spaces and scenic views of the city. On the downside, access is very limited, both getting in and out of the facility, and navigating throughout once inside. There is only one main escalator going up and one going down, so when it was time... More 

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Thank Hal U
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had the opportunity to attend a three day professional development conference at the Shaw Centre. Absolutely beautiful structure, fantastic meeting/conference spaces and excellent catering!!!

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Thank Michael W
Toronto
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244 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I attended a conference at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa in January, and had a great experience. The staff are very helpful, and the building is immaculate inside. It's architecture is modern and very interesting. It's in a perfect location right downtown Ottawa.

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Thank Lauren_skye
Miami, Florida
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86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Nice mall with good shops. Accessible from nearby Gatineau by bus or car. Good dining options. The chocolate shops are splendid and hard to resist!

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Thank Sunflw5
North Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were there with a large group and a pre order meal that was very average. The venue is great and the service excellent.

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Thank Garry L
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108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

wow what a view from the outside and from the inside its beautiful too! great for conferences and galas!

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Thank TravelWithMeTV
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This venue is excellent for large groups of people. In November of this year I went to the Craft Show that was held there. The place was immaculate and had tons of space. Everything seemed well organized. I would definitely attend another event there.

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Thank rossmit2015
Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing venue. Good food...parking garage was a little confusing this time..had to park at Rideau Centre. Feel bad if someone were to visit from out of town...parking would have been very confusing.

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Thank Jlwh2014
Sylvie C, Director, Marketing and Communications at Shaw Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our convention centre, we are always looking for ways to better ourselves and we take feedback to heart. We are sorry you had a hard time finding our parking, but we do have a good explanation : we don't have one. :) We are lucky enough to be situated in... More 

Ottawa
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1,425 reviews
1,078 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is a great convention center with wide and spacious rooms where on New Year Eve you can get to a nice and impressive banquet. Conferences and other activities take place here.

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Thank thor2705
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Large capacity facility with efficient and great food service. We have been hosted at the Shaw Center three times in the last nine months for business events which included breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. Impeccable service and great variety of food offerings to suit all taste buds.

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Thank Kim E Ms M

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