Ashbury College's 12-acre campus is situated in Ottawa's Village of Rockcliffe Park, a beautiful residential neighbourhood minutes to downtown. Many of our school spaces are available to rent throughout the year, and we are pleased to open our doors to the community.
Ashbury College is ideally located for conferences
and tournaments in Ottawa. Within walking distance, the neighbourhood of New Edinburgh boasts trendy restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques, a pharmacy and grocery store, among other amenities. The Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa River, Rideau Centre, Rideau Canal, restaurants and nightlife are all close by, allowing your conference attendees to find everything they need during their down time.
The Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is only a 25-minute drive from Ashbury.
The venues displayed below can be booked in combination with our smart board equipped classrooms, library and other spaces during the summer months for your organization’s professional conferences and court-sport tournaments.
Dining at Ashbury - Maclaren Hall
Maclaren Hall, built in 2004 seats up to 500 guests for meals, presentations, celebrations and other special events such as galas, fundraisers and awards dinners. Catering services are provided by Brown’s Dining Solutions at Ashbury. The Hall is equipped with up to 65 solid maple tables and 500 matching chairs, a sound system, retractable screen, built in projector, portable staging, and room dividers to enhance atmosphere for smaller groups.
Brown’s will accommodate your food service preferences by offering cafeteria style, full service or buffet meals while incorporating fresh ingredients, creativity and healthy choices. Dietary restrictions are respected and accommodated with pleasure.
The Theatre at Ashbury
The Theatre at Ashbury is a 200 seat thrust stage theatre with lighting, sound and two screens with ceiling- mounted projectors. It is an excellent venue for lectures and presentations, dance and musical performances. It is available to rent for both rehearsals and performances, and is staffed by an in-house sound and light technician.
Ashbury boasts some of the best gymnasium facilities in the city, making it an ideal location for court-sport tournaments and exhibitions. With three hardwood floor, full size gymnasiums in one location, your tournament is able to run multiple games simultaneously. The double gym boasts 6 swing forward basketball nets, newly acquired Spieth Anderson volleyball systems, two score clocks and retractable bleachers. The single gym has 6 fixed basketball nets, also with newly acquired Spieth Anderson volleyball systems and a score clock. Add to the tournament experience by hosting teams in our residences, dining on site and celebrating accomplishments with an awards dinner at the tournament’s conclusion.
The Heather Gillin Residence
The Heather Gillin Residence, located at the northwest corner of the campus, provides a warm and comfortable living space for 50. This two-storey residence was completed in 2007 and contains 18 single rooms and 16 double rooms, each containing private ensuite bathrooms. All guests have access to common areas with flat screen televisions, exercise equipment, and games and study rooms. This state-of-the-art facility has full wireless internet connections throughout.
Matthews House, completed in September 2009, is situated on the southwest corner of the campus. This residence has two floors with a variety of single and double occupancy rooms housing up to 50 guests. Some rooms look out over the school grounds of the campus and others have a courtyard view. Guests have full access to a common space that boasts a flat screen television, foosball and pool tables, a games room, study room and weight training area in addition to a spacious and bright kitchen.