Location and Hours

Shenkman Arts Centre is located at 245 Centrum Boulevard in Ottawa’s east-end. It’s just 15 minutes from downtown, 18 minutes from Rockland and just a few minutes walk from OC Transpo’s Orléans Station at Place d’Orléans.The closest major intersection is St. Joseph Boulevard and Place d’Orléans Drive.

Directions from downtown: Take HWY-417 E. Keep left to take Regional Road 174 E toward Orléans/Rockland. Take the Place d’Orléans exit. Turn left onto Place d’Orléans Drive. Slight right to stay on Place d’Orléans Drive. Turn left onto Centrum Boulevard. The Shenkman Arts Centre is on the left.

Directions from Rockland: Take HWY 17 W. Continue on Regional Road 174 W. Exit at Tenth Line Road. Turn left at Tenth Line Road. Turn right at St Joseph Boulevard. Turn right at Prestone Drive. Turn left at Centrum Boulevard. The Shenkman Arts Centre is on the right.

Parking is free!

Use the map below for all the free parking at and around the Centre

Taking the Bus (OCTranspo)

Download bus map [ pdf – 191 KB ]

Regular route: 95 (direction Orléans). Get off at Orléans station (Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre).

Options from Orléans station:

Walk 5 minutes to 245 Centrum Boulevard (Shenkman Arts Centre).

Transfer to Regular route 120, 130, 135, 136 or 137. Get off at Place d’Orléans Drive near Centrum.
Walk 3 minutes to 245 Centrum Blvd. (Shenkman Arts Centre)

Transfer to Express route 21 (get off at Prestone/Centrum) or 27 (get off at Place d’Orléans Drive near Centrum). Walk 4 minutes to 245 Centrum Blvd. (Shenkman Arts Centre).

For detailed information on using public transit, please visit the OC Transpo web site at www.octranspo.com.

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Operating Hours


Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday, 8:30 am to 8 pm

Box office

Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm

By phone (613-580-2700)
Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm


The following days are statutory or declared holidays by the City of Ottawa.
The Shenkman Arts Centre will be closed on:

Thanksgiving – October 8
Remembrance Day – November 11
Remembrance Day Roll Over – November 12
Christmas Day – December 25
Boxing Day – December 26 


AOE Gallery

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Open on select Sundays for Meet the Artists

Ottawa School of Art - Orléans Campus Gallery

Monday and Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to 8:30 pm
Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday, closed (with the exception of special events)

Trinity Art Gallery, Promenade Arteast,
Lalande + Doyle Exhibition Space, Dust Evans Gallery

Same hours as the facility