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Dempsey Community Centre

Dempsey Community Centre has a full size gym perfect for basketball leagues. The Centre also offers a great selection of gymnastics classes for all ages, highly qualified coaches amazing top of the line gymnastics equipment. For adults there are computer and art classes.

1895 Russell Road
Ottawa, ON K1G 0N1


Please contact the facility by phone or email for information on opening hours and washroom availability.

  • On site parking

For rental availability and information, please call the facility.

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

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

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.


  • 2 designated parking spaces
  • 4.5 meters from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb


  • 2 accessible entrances
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator


  • Automatic door access to interior areas, with the exception of gym door
  • Accessible seating available

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Low pile carpet


  • Tactile signage
  • Large lettering

Washrooms/ Change Rooms

  • Accessible washroom on all floors
  • Automatic door opener


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

Fitness Change room

  • Universal (gender-neutral) change room
  • Automatic door opener 

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.