Opening Hours




Admission is free and open to all.


SAW is closed on all civic holidays unless otherwise noted.

Club SAW

Club SAW is open during events, and most events are ticketed.

For information on upcoming events in Club SAW, please click here.

Getting Here


67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa

SAW is located within the City of Ottawa’s Arts Court building, situated at the intersection of Nicholas Street and Daly Avenue.

Transportation and parking

Metered street parking is available on Nicholas Street for $7 per hour from 7AM to 5:30PM, and is free after 5:30PM and on weekends.

Paid parking is available at the Novotel parkade (enter at 3 Daly Avenue) and at the Rideau Centre parkade (enter at 80 Nicholas Street or 5 Daly Avenue).

The Para Transpo drop-off entrance is on Daly Avenue between Arts Court’s main entrance at 2 Daly Avenue and the Ottawa Art Gallery entrance at 10 Daly Avenue. 

Public transit

From Ottawa

When travelling by train, disembark at the Rideau O-Train Station and take the William Street exit.

When travelling by bus, disembark at the Mackenzie King Station, the Rideau Street Station or the Waller/Laurier Station.

For more details, please consult the OC Transpo Travel Planner.

From Gatineau

When travelling by bus, disembark at the Rideau Centre Station.

For more details, please consult the STO Plani-Bus.


SAW is fully wheelchair-accessible, including its exhibition spaces, Club SAW and the Nordic Lab. The centre is located over two levels that are serviceable by elevator, and it has two accessible washrooms.

Visitors enter SAW at 67 Nicholas Street through the paved courtyard, where a ramp and stairs lead to the entrance’s automated door.

SAW’s entrance and Club SAW are located on Level 0. The exhibition spaces and SAW’s administrative offices are on Level 1. The Nordic Lab is located in its own separate section on Level 0.

The accessible washroom located in Club SAW on Level 0 is equipped with an adult changing-table. Club SAW also has an accessible stage that is equipped with a lift.

The accessible washroom located on Level 1 is equipped with a baby changing-table.

If you have any questions in advance of your visit or if you will require assistance during your visit, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at (613) 236-6181.