55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2
Contact: Delia Lapensée, Senior Account Manager, Convention Sales
Toll Free: 1-800-450-0077
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The Shaw Centre is an architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Ottawa. With 192,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, it is ideal for conventions, meetings, trade and consumer shows, galas, receptions, banquets, events and entertainment.
With its 100 foot high sweeping glass façade, the Shaw Centre affords panoramic views of downtown Ottawa’s iconic landmarks. Its modern, minimalist interior design combines form, function and flexibility, from its massive Canada Hall to its more modest meeting rooms. From the front office to the back of the house, through the kitchens and serving teams, to staging and technology – Shaw Centre colleagues are united in their commitment to make every event held at the Centre successful and memorable. Let us help you plan and stage your event.
Accommodations/Meeting Rooms/Exhibit Space Summary
|Tradefloor Exhibit Space||57,740|
|Number of Meeting Rooms||28|
|Total Meeting Space||192,000|
|Largest Meeting Room||57,740|
|Shaw Centre Fun Facts||Shaw Centre Flyer||Shaw Centre Handout|
- Shaw Centre is a LEED Gold certified building. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
- The Shaw Centre has achieved AIPC Quality Standards Gold Certification
- Shaw Centre is proud to have finished in the top 3 of convention centres worldwide in the AIPC World’s Best Convention Centre Awards, based on customer survey results.
The team at the Shaw Centre can be described as nothing short of exceptional – truly a group of consummate professionals. The entire process from contract signing through to the post-conference wrap-up felt like a true partnership and a valued one at that! The state-of-the-art facility speaks for itself and it is very clear that the Shaw Centre and its staff have a true understanding of the events industry and the ever-changing needs of its clientele. I sincerely look forward to my next event at the Shaw Centre.
~Chriss Holloway, Conference Manager, Canadian Conference on Medical Education
I encourage everyone to step inside and experience Canada’s Meeting Place and the people who represent it. They welcome a challenge and they are extremely open to customization to suit you and your guests. I look forward to working with the great people at the Shaw Centre and their preferred suppliers in years to come and hope their eagerness to be the best in the business continues to be fuelled by their collective passion and integrity.
~Claire Mills, Director, Marcom Annual Forum Managing Director, Centre of Excellence for Public Sector
The staff at the Shaw Centre were great. The day of the event, the staff were very accommodating, polite and professional. I really appreciated that they were able to fulfill my last-minute request for a stage ramp, and I appreciated that, though our event was running late, the food staff were able to bring our event back on time by serving and clearing the food efficiently.
~Nicole Bedford, Conference Manager, Cuexpo 2015
The staff were TRULY accommodating to our event which has not been matched anywhere I’ve planned an event previously. Great Job!
~Kalene Debaeremaeker, Event planner, Impact Canada