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Arts, heritage and culture


Play in the past and make memories for the future at your City of Ottawa’s local museums and historic sites.

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.

City of Ottawa Archives Map of Ottawa 1940

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.


Look out for a new call to musicians in early 2018.


OAG Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment, Algonquin Anishinabe Commemorative Artwork and #ottmusik

Property tax relief for not-for-profit cultural, charitable or artistic organizations operating in Ottawa.

report and research

Ottawa music industry, OttawaXYZ cultural map, Canada Council for the Arts and National Trust for Canada

Professional Cultural Awards

The Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa recognize the top English and French books published in the previous year.

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