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