Play in the past and make memories for the future at your City of Ottawa’s local museums and historic sites.
Arts, heritage and culture
Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, each gallery presents artwork from emerging and established local artists.
Experience more variety than ever before at our local theatres.
Creativity thrives in any discipline and so will you when you take a class at a City of Ottawa arts centre.
Discover Ottawa’s archival treasures. Research your house, your family, or explore more than three million photographs.
Learn about thousands of artworks collected for the residents of Ottawa.
Public art brings colour, beauty and imagination to neighbourhoods all over town. Whether it’s a mural at a Transitway station or a sculpture along the sidewalk, public art has become part of the fabric of this city - inspiring residents and visitors alike.
The City of Ottawa is very proud to introduce 25 new tracks selected for the #ottmusik playlist! #ottmusik is an initiative that brings local music to the City of Ottawa's phone systems.
OAG Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment, Algonquin Anishinabe Commemorative Artwork and #ottmusik
Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture and Shenkman Arts Centre Strategic Plan
Property tax relief for not-for-profit cultural, charitable or artistic organizations operating in Ottawa.
Ottawa music industry, OttawaXYZ cultural map, Canada Council for the Arts and National Trust for Canada
The City of Ottawa works with local arts, heritage and festival umbrella organizations that represent and connect to the local cultural community.