The Shaw Centre, formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre, is located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It opened in April 2011. In October 2014, the Ottawa Convention Centre and Shaw Communications. entered a ten-year naming right agreement that saw the venue renamed to the Shaw Centre. The Centre replaces the Ottawa Congress Centre, which opened in 1983 and is built on the site of the Ottawa Congress Centre building which was demolished in 2008-2009. The Centre is located on Colonel By Drive, just south of Rideau Street. The facility is owned by the Ontario provincial government.