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Access

** Due to the ongoing health risks associated with COVID 19, our doors are closed until further notice. Our equipment, edit suite and facility rental programs are also suspended. We will not be taking any rental bookings for the foreseeable future. For now, we are airing on the side of caution and doing everything we can to protect our staff and members.  We welcome you to join and connect with us online as we continue to program virtual space. You can find all of our upcoming events on the homepage, subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter or follow us on social media to stay up to date. **

Where we are located

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) is located at 67 Nicholas St in the Ottawa downtown core.  DARC acknowledges that we are located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin peoples.

 

History of Indigenous Peoples in the Ottawa/Gatineau Region

 

We are tenants in the broader Arts Court facility which houses many of Ottawa’s arts and culture institutions, festivals and cooperatives. 

physical access

DARC is dedicated to accommodating your needs to the best of our abilities. We acknowledge that there are preexisting barriers to accessing our centre. We perform internal accessibility audits of our physical and digital spaces each year to better serve our community. We also welcome inquiry, feedback and resources regarding accessibility and accessibility improvement by phone (613.238.7648 x. 4) or by email at operations@. 

 

DARC staff are available and willing to assist with all inquiries and requests regarding physical access during operating and event hours. All doors at DARC have accessibility buttons to press for automatic entry. DARC is located on the main floor (one story above ground) of the Arts Court building. DARC’s main entrance is located on 67 Nicholas Street which is fully wheelchair accessible. Alternate wheelchair accessible entry is available through 2 Daly Ave at the Arts Court main entrance or the Ottawa Art Gallery. Elevator access is available from 9AM – 11PM. 

getting here

O-train + Bus Routes

DARC is within close walking distance to the Rideau O-Train Station and the MacKenzie King Bridge Bus Stops. 

 

Fares are $3.60 with cash and $3.55 with a Presto Card, transfers last 90 minutes on weekdays, 2 hours on weekends.

parking

Paid street parking is available on 67 Nicholas St. 

 

Paid parking is available directly across the street from the Arts Court building at the Rideau Centre. 

language barriers

Unless advertised otherwise, SAW Video staff speak and write fluently in the English language only. Individual staff are available who speak French, Portuguese and German.

Allergy and scent sensitivity

Although we encourage folks to refrain from using scents or bringing food and animals containing allergens, we cannot guarantee a scent/allergy free space. Service animals are very welcome and do not fall under any restrictions in our spaces. 

free programming access

All DARC programming events and activities are free to the public. DARC works hard to ensure that our programming is accessible to individuals of all financial backgrounds. Our Knot Project Space has no entry fees. We want to show appreciation to those who come out to our programming events and we will never turn anyone away due to lack of funds.