Ottawa Symphony
Alain Trudel, Music Director | Directeur artistique

The Venue

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre

355 Cooper St
Ottawa, ON

“Dominion-Chalmers United Church was built as a sacred space for worship in 1962, but on April 1 the sanctuary echoed with a new kind of exaltation thanks to a budding partnership between Carleton University and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

The partnership between Carleton and the Ottawa Symphony — based in the newly christened Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre — will offer new experiential learning and development opportunities for Carleton students by way of internships, placements and hands-on experiences.

These could include artistic and performance collaborations; philanthropy and non-profit leadership; curatorial studies; marketing and communications; digital humanities; and arts management and production opportunities — drawing on both the many disciplines of the university’s curricula and symphony operations and management.” [Read more]



Parking at the venue
There is currently very limited free parking after 5 pm at Dominion-Chalmers. Plan to arrive early or use on-street parking.  

Elgin Street Roadworks
Elgin Street is fully closed to traffic from Somerset Street to Catherine Street causing traffic impacts on Elgin, including lane closures northbound, and delays due to rerouting. Consider leaving yourself extra time should you need to navigate this.

FREE parking at Ottawa City Hall
In 2019, City Hall is offering free evening parking from 6 pm. Ottawa City Hall is 3 blocks east of Dominion-Chalmers.

Paid Parking
There are several lots within a few minutes walk of Dominion-Chalmers. See the City of Ottawa parking map to plan your evening. 

Street Parking
The neighbouring streets offer free parking from 5:30pm. Please note parking regulations to avoid being ticketed.

OC Transpo buses 6, 7 and 11 stop at Bank/Lisgar, one block from Dominion-Chalmers. Many buses, including the 94, 95, 97 and 98 stop at Albert/Metcalfe or Slater/Metcalfe, 3-4 blocks from Dominion-Chalmers. Plan your trip with OC Transpo.

Ottawa Symphony staff and volunteers will be happy to call a taxi for any patrons requiring assistance. Look for the friendly folks wearing volunteer or staff name tags.

Accessibility Concerns?
If you are concerned about access to the building due to mobility devices or mobility challenges or transport, please don't hesitate to call us to discuss special arrangements. Monday from 10:00 am, call 613.231.7802.