Garth Brooks World Tour
Apr 1 @ 07:00:00 PM – Apr 3 @ 11:00:00 PM

The Electrifying Return to Ottawa of North America’s Most Powerful Concert Force and Number One Selling Solo Artist in U.S. History! Garth Brooks with special guest Trisha Yearwood are coming to the Canadian Tire Centre for three shows-Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2016!





Trisha Yearwood


Tickets go on sale now-Eight (8) ticket limit

Buy tickets at or 1-844-4-GarthB (1-844-442-7842)
Visa, MasterCard or American Express

*Tickets will not be sold at the venue box office or at outlets on Jan. 22.

Ticket prices: $62.90, in addition to a $3.40 capital restoration fee, $8.18 in HST and a $5.50 service charge for a total of $79.98. All seats will be sold as best available. 

Special note: Select seats for this event will be delivered as a mobile paperless ticket. You will not receive a physical ticket for entry and you will be required to show a government-issued ID matching the name on the mobile ticket at the time of entry. Mobile paperless tickets are used in an effort to keep the best seats in the house in the hands of the fans. If you cannot present a matching government-issued ID at the time of entry, you will not be granted access to the event.

The Garth Brooks World Tour is sponsored by GhostTunes. 


HEDLEY Hello! World Tour
Apr 23 @ 07:00:00 PM – 08:00:00 PM

Join HEDLEY with special guests Carly Rae Jepsen and Franseco Yates at Canadian Tire Centre on April 23, 2016 for their HELLO World Tour!


Juno Award winners and multi-platinum chart-toppers Hedley announce their coast-to-coast 2016 Canadian arena tour in support of their sixth studio album, Hello. Joining Hedley on the 28-date trek across the country will be very special guest Carly Rae Jepsen and Francesco Yates. Tickets for Hedley’s April 23 show at Canadian Tire Centre will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 6, at noon via Capital Tickets. To view the complete tour listing, in addition to local on sale times for all markets, please click here. Fans are encouraged to check the band’s website on Oct. 30 for pre-sale details.


Once again featuring a state-of-the-art stage production, the 2016 tour will be Hedley’s most impressive show to date, with staging elements that will bring the band closer to their fans than ever before. “Playing live is who we are and going on tour is the ultimate way for us to interact with our fans,” said frontman and creative force Jacob Hoggard on the upcoming tour. “We’re about to unveil the most spectacular tour we’ve ever embarked upon. We can’t wait to connect with each and every one of our fans, in person…and to pull some pretty amazing tricks out of our sleeves. We have amazing fans and we can’t wait to share this with them.”



McHappy Day @ McDonald's
May 4 all-day

On May 4th, 2016 Visit a McDonald’s and show your support!





On McHappy Day, McDonald’s will donate one dollar from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and any hot McCafé beverage sold.  Proceeds go to Ronald McDonald Houses and other children’s charities across the country. Come out and support!

An Evening with James Taylor @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 6 @ 08:00:00 PM – 10:30:00 PM
An Evening with James Taylor @ Canadian Tire Centre

James Taylor and his All-Star band are playing the Canadian Tire Centre Friday, May 6, 2016!


Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.Tickets are $59.50, $94.50 and $149.50; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).


Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winner James Taylor has announced 15 Canadian dates to his upcoming North American tour, which includes a stop at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, May 6. The shows will include material from his latest album Before This World, the legendary singer/songwriter’s first album of new songs since 2002’s platinum-selling October RoadBefore This World was released in June of last year and scored Taylor his first No. 1 album on the Billboard Charts.



Earning critical praise from outlets such as The New Yorker who described Taylor as a “master of songwriting,” the album features 10 songs, nine of which are brand new James Taylor compositions. Produced by Grammy Award®-winner Dave O’Donnell, the album offers heartfelt reflections and insight from a life well lived such as the album’s opening track Today, Today, Today, which The Wall Street Journal described as “trademark Taylor: elegant, tuneful and just a little wry.” Other album highlights include Stretch of the Highway and Angels of Fenway, a song about the redemptive spirit of baseball, which Taylor debuted at Fenway Park in Boston.


James Taylor – Before This World:
Album trailer:
Amazon – super deluxe edition:
Listen to Today, Today, Today on YouTube:
Listen to Today, Today, Today on Spotify:



About James Taylor
As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated song writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. In 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in 13 years, which earned him his first No. 1 album. He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. In November of 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor.

Ride for Disabled Vets
May 7 @ 08:30:00 AM – 04:00:00 PM

Support the Ride for Disabled Vets, a 150 km Charity Ride for Disabled Veterans in Support of Wounded Warriors Saturday, May 7, 2016!

Here are your event details:

  • BBQ: 2:00 TO 3:00PM
  • 50/50 DRAW & PRIZES: 3:00PM


Justin Bieber PURPOSE World Tour
May 13 @ 07:30:00 PM – 08:30:00 PM
Justin Bieber PURPOSE World Tour

Justin Bieber’s PURPOSE World Tour makes a stop at the Canadian Tire Centre May 13, 2016!


The hype around Bieber’s new music continues with the smash successes of Sorry and What Do You Mean?, which was crowned Justin’s first No. 1 on Billboard’s all-format airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot 100 the week of its release, selling more than 335,000 units digitally in the U.S. that week. What Do You Mean? also went to No. 1 in Justin’s native Canada, and became his first No. 1 U.K. national chart hit. The song, which hit No. 1 at iTunes within five minutes of its release, and reached No. 1 at iTunes in more than 90 countries, went on to easily break the Weekly Global Spotify streaming record with more than 41 million streams, reaching 100 million Global streams in less than one month out. This week, Bieber premiered the tracks The Feeling and Love Yourself; the former features indie breakout pop singer Halsey and the latter was co-written with Ed Sheeran.

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays @ Ottawa Parkways & Gatineau Park
May 15 – Sep 4 all-day
NOKIA Sunday Bikedays @ Ottawa Parkways & Gatineau Park

Parkways are closed to motor vehicles every Sunday from mid-May to Labour Day weekend!

The National Capital Commission presents NOKIA Sunday Bikedays in Canada’s Capital Region. Enjoy over 50 kilometers of scenic parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau closed to motorized traffic and reserved for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers.


Parkways Reserved for NOKIA Sunday Bikedays

In Ottawa

9 am to 1 pm

  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
    The westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River just west of the downtown core, from Vimy Place (Canadian War Museum) to Carling Avenue.
  • Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
    Both lanes of Colonel By Drive, located on the east side of the Rideau Canal, from the Laurier Bridge to the Hog’s Back Bridge.
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)
    Both lanes of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, running along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of the downtown core, from the Aviation Parkway to St. Joseph Boulevard in Orléans.

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays is cancelled on Colonel By Drive, Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway on Sunday, May 29, for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

In Gatineau Park

6 am to 11 am — 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills!

  • Gatineau Parkway
  • Champlain Parkway
  • Fortune Lake Parkway

6 am to 1 pm — 3.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech Lake Road (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.



Selena Gomez
May 25 @ 07:30:00 PM
Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez ‘The Revival Tour’ will hit the Canadian Tire Centre on May 25, 2016!

Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez announced today she will embark on her worldwide Revival Tour in 2016. The first leg will find Gomez traveling to 41 cities across the United States and Canada. The tour will kick-off in Las Vegas on May 6 at Mandalay Bay and will hit major markets including Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and more. T

“I am ready to get back on the road and see my fans in person,” said Gomez. “This album marks a new and very important chapter in my life. I cannot wait to get on stage and perform this new material. The Revival Tour will follow the Oct. 9 release of Gomez’s new album Revival via Interscope Records. The lead single Good For You recently topped the Top 40 Radio Charts for three consecutive weeks. Gomez, who has sold more than 22 million singles worldwide, embarks on her first tour since the sold out 2013 Stars Dance Tour.

For complete tour details, please visit Fans looking for early ticket access and other exclusives, can visit

Tim Hortons Camp Day
Jun 1 all-day

Wednesday, June 1st is Tim Hortons Camp Day!



Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons Restaurants is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.  When guests buy a coffee and participate in various fundraising activities, they will help send more than 14,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime.

The CHEO Teddy Bear’s Picnic!
Jun 18 @ 08:00:00 AM – 03:00:00 PM
The CHEO Teddy Bear's Picnic!

Don’t Miss the CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Rideau Hall on Saturday June 18th, 2016!

The annual CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic will be held on the grounds of Rideau Hall on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in this family-friendly event.

The day will kick off with a celebrity pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. cost is $3 for kids and adults, followed by an opening ceremony. Throughout the day, the young and the young-at-heart will enjoy stage entertainment, rides and games. Children are invited to bring their teddy bears and other stuffed animals for minor repairs and a visit with the dentist at the B*A*S*H tent—Bear Ambulatory Surgical Hospital.

Free park-and-ride shuttle buses will be in operation from the National Research Council Canada (100 Sussex Drive) and from the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park (Baseball Stadium at 300 Coventry Road) from 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The last shuttle bus leaving from Rideau Hall will be at 3:15 p.m. Please note that there are limited spaces at both parking lots.

For more information, contact the CHEO Foundation at 613-737-2780 or click here.