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50 Sussex
Location: 50 Sussex Drive

The former site of the Canada and the World Pavillion. With spectacular views to the north, the building overlooks the historic Rideau Falls and the Ottawa River. At 50 Sussex Drive, it is the next-door neighbour to the Embassy of France.
 
Arts Court - Club SAW

SAW is divided into two parts: the SAW Gallery and Club SAW. SAW Gallery is an unpretentious art space that has exhibited some controversial shows such as “Scatalogues” (and not the Jazz vocal stylings). They are not afraid to push the envelope. Club SAW is a screening and performance space connected to the Gallery. This nightclub atmosphere is a popular venue for live bands and performance artists.

Club SAW is located in the Arts Court Building at 67 Nicholas Street next to the Ottawa Hostel and across from east entrance of the Rideau Centre and next to the Novotel. Take any OC Transpo bus to the Rideau Centre.

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 - Courtroom

The Arts Court building is located 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 courtroom, take elevator A on the main floor to the second floor. Take a right and go to suite 220.

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 - 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)
Saint Brigid's (.85 km, 11 min)
 
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. 

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)
Saint Brigid's (.85 km, 11 min)

 
Château Laurier - 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)
Saint Brigid's (1.1 km, 14 min)

 
Château Laurier - Adam Room

Once again, this year's Television 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)
Saint Brigid's (1.1 km, 14 min)
 
Château Laurier - Big Jump Room (Drawing Room)

Once again, the annual Television 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)
Saint Brigid's (1.1 km, 14 min)
 
Château Laurier - Drawing Room Foyer

Once again, the annual Television 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)
Saint Brigid's (1.1 km, 14 min)
 
Château Laurier - L'Orangerie 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)
Saint Brigid's (1.1 km, 14 min)
 
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 .

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)
St. Brigid's (.75 km, 10 min)
 
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!
 
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

The Saint Brigid's Centre Church Concert Hall is the original sanctuary space of Saint Brigid’s church. As the building has heritage protection, all the original artwork and décor of the church remain, including the pews. Over the last few years, this space has been used for wedding ceremonies, private receptions, charity fundraisers, and corporate parties, as well as a variety of musical concerts and theatrical performances.

Distance and walking times from St. Brigid's to other OIAF venues:
National Gallery (.75 km, 10 min)
Arts Court (.85 km, 11 min)
ByTowne Cinema (.85 km, 11 min)
Chateau Laurier (1.1 km, 14 min)
 
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts - Kildare Room

The Kildare Room is located in the basement space of Saint Brigid’s Centre. Its entrance is located on Cumberland Street via steps. This room features newly repointed original stone walls, five beautifully renovated individual unisex washrooms, gallery lighting and most importantly, versatility. *This space is not accessible by wheelchair.*

Distance and walking times from St. Brigid's to other OIAF venues:
National Gallery (.75 km, 10 min)
Arts Court (.85 km, 11 min)
ByTowne Cinema (.85 km, 11 min)
Chateau Laurier (1.1 km, 14 min)