Aug 17, 2017 – Ballroom at historic boathouse may soon be back in use

The ballroom at the historic Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC) boathouse may soon be back in use.

The ballroom, which was the site of dances and social events for over 85 years from its opening in 1923, was closed to public functions in 2009 due to fire safety concerns that restricted use of the boathouse to a capacity of 60 people. This has been enough to allow for the canoeing and rowing activities of ONEC, including its day camp programs and club functions — such as evening barbecues on the expansive deck outside the ballroom — but not enough for public use of the ballroom.

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