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Picture Yourself at The Shaw Centre

Whether you’re making your first or fifteenth visit to the Shaw Centre, we’ve collected here everything you need to see and know in advance of your event.

Prepare to be amazed

The Shaw Centre is pleased to welcome you to one of Canada’s foremost meeting places.

A spectacular venue for conventions, conferences, meetings, and events of all description, set in the heart of beautiful downtown Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.

A view of the Parliament and Chateau Laurier through the Shaw Centre windows.

The Shaw Centre In Focus

Coming to Shaw Centre?

Get an inside—and outside—look at the wonderful space, design, views, and decor that make Shaw Centre a jewel in downtown Ottawa.

The Shaw Centre exterior from across the Rideau Canal.

Outside View

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The Shaw Centre's Colonel By Foyer on Level 1.

Level One

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The Shaw Centre's Rideau Canal Atrium on Level 2.

Level Two

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The Shaw Centre's Parliament Foyer on Level 3.

Level Three

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A view of the Parliament at sunset through the Shaw Centre's windows.

Level Four

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The crEATe Kitchen's interactive cooking and service area.

crEATe Kitchen

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A table with high chairs is set for an event.

Executive Boardroom & Admin Rooms

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Tables and chairs are set for a wedding reception.


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This is a fantastic facility located right next to the Rideau Centre and in the heart of downtown Ottawa. The facility is clean, huge and fantastic. With lots of space, clean washrooms and friendly staff events here are easy and wonderful.

Shaw Centre Guest


Beautiful space for meetings, gatherings and official events. Great lookout to Parliament and spectacular views from the Trillium Ballroom with a wide view and high ceilings.

Shaw Centre Guest


Great spacious architecture. Big windows offer a beautiful panoramic view of the city, Rideau canal, and can even see parliament. You can really feel like you are in a special venue when you explore this new conference centre! Excellent food catering too!

Shaw Centre Guest


Ottawa’s canalside convention centre in Ottawa’s city center within reach of Parliament, the Rideau Shopping Center, the hopping Byward social district, and a slew of hotels. Exciting architecture pleases the eye, and its central situation ticks all the boxes for convention goers. Nice find.

Shaw Centre Guest


The Ottawa Convention Center is in a great location. The service is excellent and the food is of fantastic quality. The meeting and conference rooms are clean, comfortable and modern.

Shaw Centre Guest


This is a huge venue. It is a wonderful example of modern architecture and looking outward it provides great views of key landmarks in the Capital (e.g. Rideau Canal, Senate Building, Parliament Hill, Chateau Laurier). It was well suited to the awards and speaking event (a morning event) that I recently attended there.

Shaw Centre Guest