Shaw Centre is an architectural icon in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada’s capital. With 192,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, it is ideal for conventions, meeting, trade and consumer shows, galas, receptions, banquets and entertainment.

Within walking distance of national sights, historic landmarks and 6,000 hotel rooms, the Shaw Centre is an easy 20-minute commute from the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Ottawa’s character, national treasures, natural beauty, exciting night life and relaxed urban vibe will be sure to attract and appeal to your delegates.

Shaw Centre’s modern, minimalist design combines form, function and flexibility, from our expansive, pillar-free Canada Hall to our more modest meeting rooms. Share your vision; watch us bring it to life!

The centre is fully accessible with leading-edge technology infrastructure and environmentally sustainable features and practices recognized industry-wide.

At A Glance

192,000 sq. ft. / 17,837 sq. m.

57,740 sq. ft./5,364 sq. m.
6,000 theatre style
3,840 banquet style

28 flexible, fully-carpeted meeting rooms

19,032 sq. ft./1,768 sq. m.

First level of the Shaw 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
Second level of the website


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
Third Level of the Shaw Centre


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
Fourth level of the website


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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