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Shaw Centre

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 613-563-1984

Shaw Centre,Canada's Meeting Place. (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)

Shaw Centre,Canada's Meeting Place. (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)

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Beautiful building for conferences with a great view of Ottawa

I attended a conference at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa in January, and had a great experience. The staff are very helpful, and the building is immaculate inside. It's architecture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 February 2017
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to attend a three day professional development conference at the Shaw Centre. Absolutely beautiful structure, fantastic meeting/conference spaces and excellent catering!!!

Thank Michael W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

I attended a conference at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa in January, and had a great experience. The staff are very helpful, and the building is immaculate inside. It's architecture is modern and very interesting. It's in a perfect location right downtown Ottawa.

Thank Lauren_skye
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice mall with good shops. Accessible from nearby Gatineau by bus or car. Good dining options. The chocolate shops are splendid and hard to resist!

Thank Sunflw5
North Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were there with a large group and a pre order meal that was very average. The venue is great and the service excellent.

Thank Garry L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

wow what a view from the outside and from the inside its beautiful too! great for conferences and galas!

Thank TravelWithMeTV
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This venue is excellent for large groups of people. In November of this year I went to the Craft Show that was held there. The place was immaculate and had tons of space. Everything seemed well organized. I would definitely attend another event there.

Thank rossmit2015
Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing venue. Good food...parking garage was a little confusing this time..had to park at Rideau Centre. Feel bad if someone were to visit from out of town...parking would have been very confusing.

Thank Jlwh2014
Sylvie C, Director, Marketing and Communications at Shaw Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our convention centre, we are always looking for ways to better ourselves and we take feedback to heart. We are sorry you had a hard time finding our parking, but we do have a good explanation : we don't have one. :) We are lucky enough to be situated in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a great convention center with wide and spacious rooms where on New Year Eve you can get to a nice and impressive banquet. Conferences and other activities take place here.

Thank thor2705
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Large capacity facility with efficient and great food service. We have been hosted at the Shaw Center three times in the last nine months for business events which included breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. Impeccable service and great variety of food offerings to suit all taste buds.

Thank Kim E Ms M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A number of us attended a Public Policy Forum as guests of FCPC. Breakfast was good, coffee breaks were good and lunch and supper were excellent. The views, especially from the third floor overlooking the Rideau Canal and Ottawa are simply amazing and add a lot of atmosphere to any event.

Thank Rich P

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