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Use our simple request form, attach your event information and our expert team members will be in touch. Open spaces inspire, freeing the mind to innovate, collaborate, and connect. The Shaw Centre, at the centre of Ottawa’s awe-inspiring historic core, features flexible meeting spaces without columns, freeing lines of sight and opening minds to the possibilities collaboration can bring.

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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.

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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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