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Routhier Community Centre

This site has been designated as a COVID-19 Isolation Centre.

Regular programming has been suspended until further notice.

Located in the heart of the Byward Market, this fully accessible, air conditioned facility provides users with a wide selection of services and amenities including a fitness studio, a sprung floor dance studio, a full size Gymnasium and comfortable meeting/activity rooms. The Routhier Community Centre is the best kept secret of the Byward Market Area.

172 Guigues Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 5H9

Facility will be closed until further notice.

  • 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 accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb


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


  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps or elevators to all levels

Reception desks

  • Accessible counter
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access from seated position


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage


  • Accessible washroom on all floors
  • Automatic door opener on main floor and first floor
  • Large stalls to allow transfers


  • Access to all floors
  • Located near the doors at the back of the building directly off the parking lot
  • Raised and Braille lettering


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

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.