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Shaw Centre

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-563-1984
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Shaw Centre,Canada's Meeting Place. (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre)

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

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Conference

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jlwh2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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 

Ottawa
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1,313 reviews
998 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank thor2705
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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.

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Thank Kim E Ms M
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Rich P
Johannesburg
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The Shaw Centre is beautifully designed and looks great from the outside. It connected to the Rideau Centre and the Westin hotel. The venue offers great views of the surroundings.

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Thank Vido934
Grand Cayman
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333 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice location, well build and clean, the space is great,lots of parking and good staff, but the WiFI is a problem, too costly to used.

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Thank wrp57
Halifax, Canada
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84 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Even if you are not in Ottawa for business, take trip through the Shaw Convention Centre. It also connects to the Rideau mall. The upper floor has adirondack chairs to relax in and take in the sites on the canal and overlooking the national arts centre, part of the national memorial and the tops of the parliament buildings.

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Thank GVWStonegate
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Large modern meeting space but lacks basic amenities like coffee shops (attached to Rideau Centre). Westin Hotel is attached to the Centre as is the Rideau Centre Mall.

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Thank my2cents4free
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

End up here alot for events, conferences etc. Could seriously do with some original art and sculpture installations to give it a more "Canadian" and chic feel. Rood top terrace at the back of the main ballroom on the 3rd floor is a best kept secret.

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Thank CapCityNomad
Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Shaw Centre is an amazing building designed to look like a tulip on its side; paying tribute to the importance the tulip plays in Ottawa's history as well as honouring the Annual Tulip Festival. The Shaw Centre has a beautiful glass facade facing west overlooking the Rideau Canal, downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill with 4 levels of meeting rooms... More 

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Thank Sandra M
Shaw_Centre, Public Relations Manager at Shaw Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. Your kind words certainly make us proud to be a part of the Ottawa community. More 

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