FAQ

Booking

Please contact our sales manager to discuss your requirements in detail and find out how your event will be better here!

It would be our pleasure to arrange for a tour of our facilities. Please contact our sales manager.

Floor plans are readily available to assist you with visualizing your event at the EY Centre. Please contact our sales team for more information.

Facility

Outdoor space is available for events and static exhibits.

Decorations cannot be pinned, taped or stapled to any wall surface or ceiling. Hanging of any item from the ceiling must be done by our exclusive rigging supplier, Freeman Electrical Services (FES). No confetti (paper, plastic or metallic) or sparkle dust is to be scattered on tables. Votives, tea lights and candles are to be safely contained in protective, non-flammable holders and cannot have an open flame. All decorations must be removed immediately after the event. For more information, please contact our sales team.

Due to limited storage space, the EY Centre cannot provide space for early delivery of materials.

The floor surfaces in Halls 1–4 are polished concrete. Our Official Show Services Partner Freeman can arrange for booth and aisle carpeting for exhibit halls. Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D are carpeted and all pre-function areas are ceramic tile.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built to provide energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources.

Set-up and tear-down should be discussed with our sales manager when contracting space with the EY Centre.

Each hall has its own 500 sq. ft. show office. There are also two box-office ticket counters available.

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) requires a license for each day of an event where music will be played. The EY Centre is responsible for collecting and remitting the fees.

Due to limited storage space, we are not able to receive event materials in advance. Our Official Show Services Partner, Freeman, is happy to assist with material handling, storage and exhibit set-up, and can assist with customs clearance. The EY Centre can also make arrangements to handle conference materials if advance notice is provided to us.

Audio/Visual & Internet

We have excellent P.A. systems within the exhibit hall areas.

A quote can be requested from AV-Canada, our Official AV Partner.

Both high-speed wired and wireless internet service are available from our Exclusive Partner, D.E. Systems.

Food & Beverage

The EY Centre is proud to provide both catering and retail food options. Complete catering services are available as well as retail outlets for meetings and tradeshows. See the full list at Food and Beverage.

All food and beverage service is provided on an exclusive basis by Great Canadian Plates.

A sample of our menu offerings is available here (coming soon).

Rental fees are dependent upon the amount of space required and the type of event.

Ottawa

There are over 600 hotel rooms within a 10-minute drive of the EY Centre — many are only a short walk away. See Accommodations for more information.

The EY Centre is just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa and less than 30 minutes from Kanata or Orleans .

From Downtown:

By car — Take Bronson Ave. South and continue straight on the Airport Parkway. Turn right on Uplands Drive.
By bus — Take OC Transpo route 97 direction Airport
By taxi — The average taxi fare from downtown Ottawa is $25–$35.

From Orleans:

By car — Take the 417 West to Bronson Ave. South and continue straight on the Airport Parkway. Turn right on Uplands Drive.
By bus — Take OC Transpo route 95 to Hurdman Station. Take 97 to Airport.
By taxi — The average taxi fare from Orleans is $40-50.

From Kanata:

By car — Take the 417 East to Bronson Ave. South and continue straight on the Airport Parkway. Turn right on Uplands Drive.
By bus — Take OC Transpo route 92 to Bayview. Take Train Route to Greenboro. Take 147 to EY Centre stop.
By taxi — The average taxi fare from Kanata is $45-55.