Since 1976, the OAC has served the National Capital Region as its pre-eminent fitness facility; unfortunately, the effects of COVID -19 have generated significant challenges to the ongoing viability of countless operating businesses that rely on the congregation of people in close proximity – regrettably the OAC is not immune to those challenges. As a result, it is with varying emotions that I am announcing that a decision has been made to wind down the operations of the OAC; the final day
of business will be Friday, September 11, 2020.

To the many thousands of members, past and present, who have made the OAC an integral part of their daily lives, thank you for your loyal patronage.  Any current members that have prepaid for memberships and/or services will be refunded.

To our dedicated staff, thank you for helping make the OAC such a special place to so many people.

For all OAC members and clients that prepaid for services or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at or contact us directly at 613 523 1540.

– Sol Shabinsky Founder of the Ottawa Athletic Club (OAC)

"I first became a member of the OAC when I was a preteen and I loved going in with my mom. I recently (May 2015) joined with them again, and I love it there. Staff are awesome, change rooms are beyond beautiful/clean, the equipment is always in perfect working order, and the members are amazing people. It’s a mini community where health and fitness is the mutual ground for building friendships. It’s for all these reasons that I would recommend this gym to everyone." — Emily

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