Shaw Centre

Canada's Meeting Place

About the Shaw Centre

Shaw Centre is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Crown in the Province of Ontario, governed by the Ottawa Convention Centre Corporation Act, with a mandate to operate, maintain and manage an international class convention centre facility in the city of Ottawa in a manner that will promote and develop tourism and industry in Ottawa and Ontario. The former Ottawa Congress Centre was one of the most successful convention centres of its type in the country. The new Shaw Centre is now open on the site of the old Congress Centre, part of a major redevelopment that has almost tripled its hosting capacity– and has greatly enhanced its appeal to national and international convention, meeting and trade show planners. The Centre is governed by a board of directors, managed by an expert team of professionals and operationally driven by inspired colleagues and selected suppliers whose main goal is to create extraordinary events.

Development Update

Development Update

Read our regular Development Updates, view our video, and view photos of the construction project. view more
City of Ottawa | In The Community

In The Community

Construction of the new Shaw Centre is good news for the local community. View more

Environmental Responsibility

The new Shaw Centre is an environmentally healthy and “green” meeting facility.view more
Vision, Purpose, Culture

Vision, Purpose, Culture

The new Shaw Centre’s vision  is one of inspired people creating extraordinary events.view more

If I might say, I’m very proud of the design of this building. I recall reading a long time ago a book where the author made the observation that there are really only two kinds of buildings: One building says to people, you don’t matter. Another kind of building says to people, look at me, I am making a statement, look at me. I love that this building, in the heart of our city, makes a strong statement, gives us identity and hopefully, a strong sense of pride.

Dalton McGuinty
Former Premier of the province of Ontario

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Contact Us

Ottawa Convention Centre
55 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9J2

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