Shaw Centre


Shaw Centre is a premier exhibit facility, with flexible space for trade and consumer exhibitions and shows.  The Centre’s colleagues and suppliers provide  professional and efficient logistics, set-up and tear-down, hosting assistance and services every step of the way. Shaw Centre provides access to many loading docks for exhibitor convenience.  The Centre is equipped with 4 high speed elevators capable of carrying freight to all four levels of the Centre.


Level 1 features an open and inviting outdoor plaza and a Lobby/Hall with a picturesque view of the Rideau Canal and downtown. As you enter this grand facility you may be caught up in gazing at the Wall of Three Rivers – made with reclaimed wood from local rivers, it is a tribute to Ottawa’s historic roots in the lumber industry – that towers through all four levels of this iconic facility.

  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Executive Boardroom
  • Coat room
  • Kitchen Studio. Learn, explore, play,create, eat and indulge with demonstration events and private group functions.
  • Administration
  • Direct indoor access to parking lots


Level 2, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, affords even more panoramic views of the Rideau Canal.

  • 15 highly-configurable meetings rooms featuring the latest technology
  • Pre-function area of over 19,806 sq. ft. / 1,840 sq. m.
  • Dedicated show office
  • Coat room
  • Bridges to the Westin Ottawa hotel and the Rideau Centre’s 180 retail shops and services


Level 3 is the Centre’s most spacious, combining the city’s largest room with generous pre-function space for hosting large conventions, conferences, meetings, trade and consumer shows and performances.

  • Multipurpose halls that combined create 55,741 sq. ft. / 5,178 sq. m. of column free space
  • Accommodate up to 6,260 delegates theatre-style, banquets of 4,600 and up to 400 10X10 booths displays
  • 22,032 sq. ft. / 2,046 sq. m. of highly flexible pre-function space


Level 4 houses what is sure to become the Capital’s hallmark ballroom – an elegant 19,032 sq. ft. ballroom with stunning views of downtown Ottawa’s landmarks and natural beauty including Parliament Hill.

  • 19,032 sq. ft. / 1,768 sq. m. ballroom
  • Highly configurable to meeting and conference space

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