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Good ovation and amenities

The Shaw centre is adjacent to the Rideau Shopping mall and it is worth a visit from outside (its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Very nice location for meetings!

Attended meetings at the Shaw Centre in December of 2017 and November of this year. Great location... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Shaw Centre,Canada's Meeting Place. (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)
55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-563-1984
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Shaw centre is adjacent to the Rideau Shopping mall and it is worth a visit from outside (its glass and metal facade) and inside (incredible views from DT and the Rideau canal).

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 4 days ago

Attended meetings at the Shaw Centre in December of 2017 and November of this year. Great location with many modern amenities. Attached to the Westin Hotel and the Rideau Mall so you do not have to go outside to venture to those spots. Is also...More

Thank peitraveller88
Reviewed September 8, 2018

If you are looking forward to organize a grand meting. It's the right location. The location and service iareawesome.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

A far cry from the dark and outdated conference centre: bright spaces, beautiful exterior and improved accessibility. I’ve been to trade shows and conferences and was pleased with the flow, wayfinding and staff. The glassed in areas do get hot in direct sunlight.

Thank KatikaOttawa
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Whether for a formal Ottawa University Graduation in June or the Junior Optimist International Conference in July, the Shaw Center does not disappoint. Elegant looking lounges served as breakfast rooms and presentation rooms for the conference. The breakfast buffet, presented a delicious variety suited to...More

Thank helene156
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The mall is connected and the Westin Hotel. Lots of hotels close by with different pricing options. Parliament is close and war museum.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I recently attended a conference here and was pleased with not only the physical space but the service as well. On site staff were respectful and efficient. Our break time snacks were fresh and tasty. I really appreciated the openness of the modern space and...More

Thank OnAnotherJourney
Reviewed June 16, 2018

This was the venue for uOttawa convocation. Comfortable seats and good climate control. Good location, near many hotels.

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

I attended a conference there. It is a HUGE building. Lots of space if you're looking for a venue. Directly across from the Canal, convenient location, minutes walk from downtown. Staff very polite and friendly - Plenty of restrooms, including many accessible ones.

Thank mab012283
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Spectacular building by the Rideau canal, resembling the Viva station in Dublin. Its architecture is quite impressive. It is worth a visit inside as you can get views form any of its 4-levels from the canal and DT area. It used to be the Ottawa...More

Thank mabrondani
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bailey p
February 23, 2015|
Response from ChinaDoll7 |
Can we park on weekends at shaw center? Ottawa
bailey p
February 23, 2015|
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