Ottawa Now – ‘When something like this happens, you really realize how much they appreciated us’: Ottawa Athletic Club’s 44-year history will end on Friday as it prepares to shut its doors


Decades of history at the Ottawa Athletic Club will come to an end on Friday. The well-known fitness centre has been operating here in Canada’s Capital since 1976. However, the COVID-19 pandemic created significant challenges for the business to stay afloat, and the difficult decision to shut down for good was reached by founder Sol Shabinsky on Tuesday. Marc Peterson is the General Manager of the Ottawa Athletic Club, and he joins Kristy Cameron on today’s Ottawa Now. See for privacy information.