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Shaw Centre

Shaw Centre

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This convention centre offers 192,000 square feet of highly flexible meeting space, outstanding views of downtown Ottawa through its glass façade, and is among the most environmentally-sustainable and energy-friendly centres in North America.

The Shaw Centre has achieved AIPC Gold and LEED Gold certification standards and has been recognized as one of the top three convention centres in the world. The fully-accessible facility is equipped with leading-edge technology and column-free, carpeted meeting rooms spread out over four floors. The multipurpose hall and ballroom offer panoramic views of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site, historic Parliament Hill, and numerous other national landmarks.

Interior walkways allow direct access to The Westin Ottawa hotel as well as the CF Rideau Centre, and the vibrant ByWard Market neighbourhood is just steps away.

Location

Shaw Centre

Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1N 9J2
Canada

Shaw Centre

Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1N 9J2
Canada

More Details

Address
55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa
Local
Toll Free
Accessibility: Entry
Full
Accessibility: Washrooms
Full
Dates & Hours of Operation
Year-round; Daily
Coach Parking
Onsite
Maximum Group Size
6500
Exhibit Loading Dock Available
Venue Type
Convention and meeting facility
Number of Meeting Rooms/Private Spaces
28
Total Square Footage of Meeting Space
192000
Size of Largest Meeting Room (Square Feet)
56000
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Reception Style)
6000
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Theatre Style)
6000
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (8’ X 10’ Booths)
318
Capacity of Largest Meeting Room (Banquet Style)
3840
Meeting spaces
Space Area Banquet Theater Classroom U Shape Hollow Square Boardroom Half Rounds Reception
Colonel By Foyer / Foyer Colonel-By 19806
Canada Hall / Salle du Canada, 301-303 57740 3840 6000 4812 5000
Executive Boardroom 100 / Salle de conference 100 1042 22
Greenroom / Petit Salon, 239 543 20
Parliament Foyer / Foyer Parliament 22032 800 100
Rideau Canal Atrium/ Atrium Canal Rideau 23574 1200
Room / Salle 301 20024 1360 2200 1368 1900
Room / Salle 302 17461 1190 1900 1170 1800
Room / Salle 303 18255 1260 1900 1290 1300
Room/Salle 101 911 100 110 48 70
Room/Salle 102 1833 140 200 117 150
Room/Salle 103 1154 80 120 63 90
Room/Salle 104 1162 80 150 63 90
Room/Salle 105 1270 90 150 72 90
Room/Salle 106 1139 80 150 63 90
Room/Salle 107 829 60 100 45 60
Room/Salle 108 1063 80 150 63 90
Room/Salle 201 1894 140 238 120 140
Room/Salle 202 1581 110 213 96 110
Room/Salle 203 1722 120 230 108 130
Room/Salle 204 1517 120 200 96 120
Room/Salle 205 2609 200 312 180 220
Room/Salle 206 2333 160 264 162 222
Room/Salle 207 2621 200 288 180 220
Room/Salle 208 3086 240 360 216 288
Room/Salle 209 1494 110 187 96 114
Room/Salle 210 1969 140 256 126 140
Room/Salle 211 1328 90 160 84 105
Room/Salle 212 1739 110 210 108 140
Room/Salle 213 2039 160 200 144 194
Room/Salle 214 5408 400 602 384 495
Salle Gatineau Salon, 205-208 11366 400 610 414 442
Salle Ottawa Salon, 213-215 10903 800 1200 630 950
Show Office A / Bureau de promoteur A, 217 427
Show Office B / Bureau de promoteur B, 222 665
Show Office C / Bureau de promoteur C,221 589
Trillium Ballroom / Salle de bal Trillium 19032 800 900 720 1050

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