Summer Activities at City Hall

Ottawa City Hall – A people place for all seasons

 Ottawa City Hall is a people place for all seasons. It is home to the Rink of Dreams, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and Barbara Ann Scott Museum.

 Marion Dewar Plaza is also the scene of many community events and festivals throughout the year, including:

  •  Jazz Festival
  • Race Weekend

 City Hall’s Marion Dewar Plaza will be home to regular weekly programs and special events for every taste and interest – from physical fitness to Chamber music.

Come out, participate and enjoy!

The Chamberfest  City Series comes to City Hall

City Hall will resonate with the sounds of chamber music as the City partners to host a series of free noon-hour spring concerts presented by Chamberfest. Concerts by talented local performers will take place from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 1 to May 6 as a prelude to the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (

The popular 15-day festival in venues around Ottawa this summer is the largest chamber music festival in the world. All performances for the concert series at City Hall will take place in the main concourse except for the performance on April 8 with Jesse Stewart which will be in Jean Pigott Place.

Wednesday April 1

Carissa Klopoushak (violin) and Julia MacLaine (cello)

Wednesday April 8

Jesse Stewart: DOME (Dynamics of Musical Exploration)

Wednesday April 15

Le Quatuor Despax: Cendrine Despax (violin), Jean Despax (violin), Maxime Despax (viola), Valérie Despax (cello)

Wednesday April 22

uOttawa School of Music String Quintet

Joel Quarrington (supervisor), Kathryn Koch (violin), Jessica Ramsay (violin), David Endemann (viola)

Wednesday April 29

Ottawa Children’s Choir, Conductor: Jackie Hawley

Wednesday May 6

Chorale De La Salle, Conductor: Robert Filion


Right Bike Free  Tune Up

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm

Friday, May 1 to Monday, May 18 and

Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29

(note:  program will not operate May 18-24)


Bring your bike to Ottawa City Hall for a quick tune-up by a professional bike mechanic from Right Bike. They’ll take a look at your brakes, gear shifting, wheels, tires and other adjustments make sure that you are ready to ride.

These are quick free tune ups, so there may be procedures and replacement parts that you will need that are beyond what can be done on site. But that’s okay! The mechanics will tell you exactly what needs to be done and to refer you to a fine bike shop in your own neighbourhood that can help you.

Right Bike delivers Ottawa’s community-based bike share service with their fleet of signature purple bikes. As a member of the Causeway Group of Social Businesses, Right Bike exists to provide jobs and training for individuals in the community who are working to overcome barriers to employment.

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