The Excitement Is Building

The Ottawa Art Gallery is currently building a new gallery and its future address will be 50 Mackenzie King Bridge. Scheduled to open as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the OAG Expansion coincides with the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown which includes the reconstruction of Rideau Street, the expansion of the Rideau Centre and construction of the new O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit project.

The new OAG will welcome the world to the first mixed-use gallery, hotel and condo project in Canada. At five times its current size, the new facility will stretch a full city block and provide unparalleled access to its collections, including the art of our region. Dedicated facilities for public and school programming, lectures, and activities will continue to enrich the lives of all community members.

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Watch a video of the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion, scheduled to open this Fall.

Watch a video of the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion, scheduled to open this Fall.

The Ottawa Art Gallery's new logo celebrates connections


The architecture of the new OAG was a great influence on the redesign of the logo which celebrates the Gallery's mission as a cultural meeting place that fosters exchanges between artists and the diverse members of our commu­nity.

The intersection of the pink and grey shapes convey connectivity between art and commu­nity. Outlined and transparent, they show openness and inclusiveness, and are reminiscent of the luminous cube that will soon light the Ottawa skyline by night, and by day invite natural light in the building. While the colour pink is a strong identifier for OAG, the warm grey creates a sense of calm and balance. The sans-serif font has been selected for its simplicity and contemporariness.