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Dalhousie Community Centre

This unique community centre located in Chinatown is an active and vibrant part of the local community. A former schoolhouse, Dalhousie features meeting rooms of various sizes and an outdoor play structure.

Location and Contact

755 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1


Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm
  • Friday, 8 am to 3:30 pm

Facility Features

  • Public computers


You can check rental availability, or fill out a rental request form below.

Register for Activities

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

Additional Information

The Public Computers are available from noon to 3:30 pm

Accessibility features

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.


  • 1 designated accessible parking space
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 7 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger loading zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb


  • 1 accessible entrance
  • Entrances marked with the International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Automatic door access to interior areas
  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps or elevators to all levels
  • Accessible seating available

Reception desk

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces
  • Low pile carpet


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • Large lettering


  • Accessible washroom on all floors
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Access to all floors
  • Wide doorway
  • Located near main entrance
  • Visible and audible door indicators
  • Raised and braille lettering


  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast
  • Continuous hand rails

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.