Venues
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Arts Court - Festival Office

Located at 2 Daly Avenue. Considered our "home base" during the Festival, the Festival Office is open year-round. Take Elevator B to Floor #1, suite 120.

Walking distance from Arts Court to other OIAF venues:
National Gallery (1.1 km, 14 min)
ByTowne Cinema (.65 km, 8 min)
Chateau Laurier (.55 km, 8 min)
 
Arts Court - SAW Video Workshop Room

SAW Video’s Workshop Room within the Arts Court building provides a multi-use training space designed for Video-Production, Pre-Production, and Post-production. The Workshop Room is available for private bookings to SAW Video members, Non-members, Arts Court Residents, non-profit organizations, as well as for-profit corporations.  

For Post-Production training, the Workshop Room is furnished with 6 folding tables and 6 iMac Computer Workstations, for a maximum of 10 participants with 1 or 2 Workshop Instructors. SAW Video’s MacBook Pro can also be rented and used as the Instructor Computer, allowing for a maximum of 12 participants. All computer workstations have access to the Adobe Creative Suite as well as other software such as FCPX, DaVinci Resolve, and Pro Tools.  Additional Software could be installed for training purposes but only with prior permission of SAW Video.  An HD projector comes with the space, and can be connected via HDMI to the instructor computer.  KRK Studio Monitors (speakers) also come with the space to be used with the Instructor Computer.

For Production training, the folding tables and iMac’s can be put away to allow space for Video Production Equipment. Upon request, 1 or more iMacs as well as the HD projector and KRK speakers, can be left setup in the space.  The booker can also bring in their own equipment, or rent any of SAW Video’s in house camera, lighting, and audio equipment (dependent on availability).  
 
Arts Court - Studio

A historic landmark and the former Carleton County courthouse, Arts Court is home to Ottawa’s largest and most innovative group of professional arts producers and presenters. Over 30 artistic organizations call the building home. OIAF has events/activities happening throughout the building.
Located in Arts Court Building at 2 Daly Avenue across from the east entrance of the Rideau Centre and next to the Novotel. Take any OC Transpo bus to the Rideau Centre. To arrive at the studio, take elevator B on the main floor to floor 2.

Walking distance from Arts Court to other OIAF venues:
National Gallery (1.1 km, 14 min)
ByTowne Cinema (.65 km, 8 min)
Chateau Laurier (.55 km, 8 min)
Saint  Brigid's (.85 km, 11 min)
 
Arts Court - Theatre

A historic landmark and the former Carleton County courthouse, Arts Court is home to Ottawa’s largest and most innovative group of professional arts producers and presenters. Over 30 artistic organizations call the building home. OIAF has events/activities happening throughout the building.
Located in the Arts Court building at 2 Daly Avenue across from the east entrance of the Rideau Centre and next to the Novotel. Take any OC Transpo bus to the Rideau Centre. To arrive at the theatre, take elevator B on the main floor to floor 2.

Walking distance from Arts Court to other OIAF venues:
National Gallery (1.1 km, 14 min)
ByTowne Cinema (.65 km, 8 min)
Chateau Laurier (.55 km, 8 min)
Saint Brigid's (.85 km, 11 min)

 
ByTowne Cinema

Hands down, ByTowne Cinema has got the most sinful (read: buttery) theatre popcorn in town. YUM! Another interesting fact: staff at the ByTowne do something different with their tip jar: Rather than collecting a few coins each night for themselves, they donate the spoils to different worthy causes every month — So tip generously!
Located at 325 Rideau Street. Major intersection King Edward Avenue and Rideau Street. 
Fully wheelchair accessible and offers FM Audio Assist Sytem free of charge.

Distance and walking times from ByTowne Cinema to other OIAF venues:
Arts Court (6.5 km, 8 min)
National Gallery (1.4 km, 18 min)
Chateau Laurier (.6 km, 8 min)


 
Château Laurier - Animation South Africa TAC Delegate Lounge (Canadian Room)

Once again, the annual The Animation Conference will take place at the Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa's luxury hotel just down the street from Parliament Hill. Reminiscent of a 16th century French château, the Château Laurier boasts luxury suites; fine dining at their restaurant Wilfred's; live jazz in their cocktail lounge Zoe's; ballrooms and boutiques. Spend some time in the lap of luxury!

Located at 1 Rideau Street. Major Roads - Elgin Street (head north and turn off on Rideau) and Mackenzie Avenue. Check OC Transpo website for best available routes. www.octranspo.com.

Distance and walking times to other OIAF venues:
ByTowne Cinema (1.4 km, 18 min)
Arts Court (.55 km, 8 min)
National Gallery (.75 km, 10 min)

NB/ Due to its age, The Chateau recently tore down its parking facility. Valet parking will be available to guests staying at the Chateau Laurier for a fee. For those of you who are not staying at the Chateau, and will still require parking for TAC, there are reasonably priced lots within walking distance at the Novotel and at the Shaw/Rideau Centre on Daly Avenue.



 
NAC - Theatre

Fully wheelchair accessible and offers Phonic Ear Wireless FM Sound System free of charge.  Please visit their website for more details: https://nac-cna.ca/en/visit/accessibility
 
National Gallery - Auditorium

Look for Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture, Maman (the giant spider), and check out the special exhibits "The Great War:  The Persuasive Power of Photography" and "Tom Thompson:  The Jack Pine and The West Wind"; and the gallery’s main collections of Prints & Drawings, Photography, and Canadian, Indigenous, European & American, Asian and Contemporary Art.

Located at 380 Sussex Drive. Major roads - Mackenzie Avenue and Alexandra Bridge. Check the OC Transpo website for best available bus routes. www.octranspo.com .

Fully wheelchair accessible and this room has a wireless amplification system.  Please enquire at the information desk.

Distance and walking time from National Gallery to other OIAF venues:
Arts Court (1.1 km, 14 min)
ByTowne Cinema (1.4 km, 18 min)
Chateau Laurier (.75 km, 10 min)

 
Ottawa Art Gallery - Alma Duncan Salon
Website: www.oaggao.ca

The Alma Duncan Salon in the Ottawa Art Gallery is a large multi-purpose room that can be used as a party headquarters, screening room or gallery space. Designed with the Canadian Film Institute, it has 245 seats that fold into the wall and the capacity to screen either 16-mm or 35-mm films. A pair of outdoor terraces overlook the city. 
The Ottawa Art Gallery is fully handicap accessible. 
 
Pub 101

Located at 101 York St. in Ottawa's Byward Market, Pub 101 has something for everyone. Big screens, dance floor, patio, great menu and the best staff in town!  Is not wheelchair accessible.
 
Strathcona Park

Strathcona Park is a large park in Ottawa, Canada. It lies on the west bank of the Rideau River and marks the eastern edge of the Sandy Hill neighbourhood.
The most prominent feature of the fifteen acre park is the fountain standing atop the hill in the park that was donated by Lord Strathcona in 1909.

The park is surrounded by a series of large homes that once housed the elite of Ottawa. Today they are mostly embassies and the area around the park is often called Ottawa's Embassy Row. Perched above the park is the Russian embassy, formerly that of the Soviet Union.

Shuttle bus service will be available from most downtown venues, but for those adventurous people who want to walk, below are the distances and estimated walking times (from Google map) between Strathcona Park and the other OIAF venues.  Wheelchair accessible.

National Gallery (2.6 km, 32 min)
Arts Court (1.5 km, 19 min)
ByTowne Cinema (1.5 km, 19 min)
Chateau Laurier (2.0 km, 25 min)