How to get here

The Ottawa Fringe grounds are all conveniently located a 1 kilometre radius of Arts Court and the Rideau Centre. The Festival is located close to the the Transitway, LRT (someday? maybe?), and several local OC Transpo stops.

Need help planning your trip to Arts Court and the surrounding Fringe grounds? Check out this custom travel planner from OC Transpo: www.octranspo.com/ottawa-destinations/arts_court

Driving directions and parking information for each of the Festival’s venues can be found below.

Please note there is very limited paid parking available at underground at Arts Court – please plan to park off-site.

Biking? Bike racks are located in front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as the Fringe Courtyard (67 Nicholas Street). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King), and on the University of Ottawa campus.

 

Festival Box Office
2 Daly Avenue, 3rd floor
The Festival Box Office is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and turn left.

How to Get Here

By bus: Arts Court is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is free parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Fringe Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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Venue 1: Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Avenue, 2nd floor (Elevator B)

Arts Court Theatre is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and turn left. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevator is in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on 3rd floor. Turn right after exiting the elevator. Some front row seating is removable in Arts Court Theatre for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: Arts Court is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is free parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Fringe Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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Venue 2: ODD Box
2 Daly Avenue, 2nd floor (Elevator A)

ODD Box is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 1st floor and turn left. When you arrive at Elevator B turn right, and then take Elevator A to the 2nd floor. ODD Box is immediately to the left when you exit Elevator A. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevators are in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on the 2nd floor just past the elevator. Floor level seating is removable in ODD Box for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: ODD Box (located inside Arts Court) is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is free parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Fringe Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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Venue 3: Academic Hall
133 Séraphin-Marion Private, 2nd floor

Academic Hall is located on the University of Ottawa Campus, on Séraphin-Marion Private. There are approximately 14 stairs leading up to the venue, but a wheelchair lift* is also available for use. If you require use of the lift please notify a Fringe volunteer upon arrival, as venue staff are required to operate the lift. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the lift is in use upon arrival.

There are washrooms on site, though they are not wheelchair accessible. There are accessible porta-potties available for use next to Academic Hall. Some front row seating is removable in Academic Hall for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

*The wheelchair lift has a maximum load capacity of 300 kg or 660 lbs.

How to Get Here

By bus: Academic Hall is a 2 minute walk from the Laurier Station bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. Follow Nicholas/Waller to make a right turn onto Besserer St, then a right onto Cumberland St, Séraphin-Marion is the 3rd street and the venue will be on your right. Séraphin-Marion Private is not accessible by car, but there is a parking lot entrance between Stewart and Wilbrod that will allow you to drive directly to the side of the building.

Parking: The University of Ottawa offers paid parking in lots B and C, which are located directly behind Academic Hall (there are entrances on Stewart and Cumberland). Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill. Insider tip: After 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends there is free parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: On the University of Ottawa campus just west of the venue (Séraphin-Marion Private).

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Venue 4: LabO ♿  
10 Daly Ave., Floor 0

LabO is located inside the Ottawa Art Gallery at 10 Daly Ave. When entering the venue, go to past the security desk and take a left. LabO is located at the end of the hallway. Physically accessible washrooms are located directly outside of the venue.

How to Get Here

By bus: LabO is located between Laurier and Mackenzie King Transitway stops, each of which is about a 3min walk to the venue. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and 10 Daly Ave will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is free parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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Venue 5: Studio 1201 ♿  
10 Daly Ave., Floor 1

Studio 1201 is located at 10 Daly Ave, on the 1st floor. Accessing the venue requires climbing 27 stairs. Studio 1201 is also accessible by elevator, which is located on floor 0, across from the security desk. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevator is in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on the 1st floor.

How to Get Here

By bus: 10 Daly is located between Laurier and Mackenzie King Transitway stops, each of which is about a 3min walk to the venue. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and 10 Daly Ave will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is free parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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BYOVs

BYOV A: Knox Presbyterian – Geneva Hall ♿
Corner of Elgin & Lisgar

Knox Presbyterian is located at the corner of Elgin & Lisgar Streets. The entrance to the venue is located on Elgin Street, just south of Lisgar. There are no stairs into the venue, though there is a slightly raised threshold at the main entrance.

There is an accessible washroom in the building.

How to Get Here

By Bus: Knox Presbyterian is a 10min walk from the Metcalf Transitway station. Many local routes also stop nearby. Elgin Street construction has many routes on detour. We suggest using the OC Transpo travel planner to plan your trip.

By car/parking: due to Elgin Street construction we advise against driving to this venue. If you choose to drive, take the 417 (from west or east) to the Nicholas Street exit. Keep left and turn left onto Laurier Avenue. City Hall will be on your left, turn into the underground lot (free after 6pm weekdays and all day weekends) to park. Take the elevator to the main floor, and exit out the south (Lisgar Street) door. The venue is across the street.

Other Parking: Street parking is available on sides streets in the neighbourhood, if you choose not to park at City Hall. Availability and accessibility of spaces could be impacted by construction.

Bike racks: can be found on Elgin Street.

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BYOV B: Knox Presbyterian – Sanctuary ♿
Corner of Elgin & Lisgar

Knox Presbyterian is located at the corner of Elgin & Lisgar Streets. The entrance to the venue is located on Elgin Street, just south of Lisgar. There are no stairs into the venue, though there is a slightly raised threshold at the main entrance.

There is an accessible washroom in the building, but it is only available to patrons pre-performance. Anyone leaving a performance to use the washroom will not be readmitted.

How to Get Here

By Bus: Knox Presbyterian is a 10min walk from the Metcalf Transitway station. Many local routes also stop nearby. Elgin Street construction has many routes on detour. We suggest using the OC Transpo travel planner to plan your trip.

By car/parking: due to Elgin Street construction we advise against driving to this venue. If you choose to drive, take the 417 (from west or east) to the Nicholas Street exit. Keep left and turn left onto Laurier Avenue. City Hall will be on your left, turn into the underground lot (free after 6pm weekdays and all day weekends) to park. Take the elevator to the main floor, and exit out the south (Lisgar Street) door. The venue is across the street.

Other Parking: Street parking is available on sides streets in the neighbourhood, if you choose not to park at City Hall. Availability and accessibility of spaces could be impacted by construction.

Bike racks: can be found on Elgin Street.

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BYOV C: Studio 2202

10 Daly Ave., 2nd floor

Studio 2202 is located at 10 Daly Avenue. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and turn right, and the venue is just down the hall. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevators are in use upon arrival.

There are multiple accessible washrooms on the first floor. Seating is removable for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: 10 Daly is located between Laurier and Mackenzie King Transitway stops, each of which is about a 3min walk to the venue. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and 10 Daly Ave will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is free parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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YOV D: Arts Court Library
2 Daly Avenue, 2nd floor (Elevator A)

Arts Court Library  is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 1st floor and turn left. When you arrive at Elevator B turn right, and then take Elevator A to the 2nd floor. Turn right and the venue is at the end of the hall. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevators are in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on the 2nd floor just past the elevator. Floor level seating is removable for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: Arts Court is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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