Ottawa to host the 2017 JUNO Awards


OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The JUNO Awards mark a historic return to the nation's capital as The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and broadcast partner CTV announced today that Ottawa will host The 2017 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week celebrations, March 27 - April 2, 2017. The 46th annual JUNO Awards, to be broadcast on CTV, will take place at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

JUNO Week 2017 will be one of the major events in Ottawa as the Capital celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary with a yearlong series of special events, exhibits and immersive experiences. The JUNO Awards are returning to Ottawa after the outstanding success of the 2012 JUNO Awards, and this will be the city's third time hosting Canada's Music Awards.

"As Ottawa 2017 commemorates Canada's incredible heritage and values, the JUNO Awards will pay tribute to this important milestone," said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. "The Capital's devoted music fans are proudly supportive of both their local and the national music scene, making Ottawa the perfect home for the JUNO Awards in 2017."

Mayor Jim Watson responded to the announcement with a challenge for the local arts and music community to begin planning an unprecedented week of music in the Capital. "We have so much talent in this city and we want to share your gifts, with Canada and the world," said the Mayor. "Yes, we want to fill every venue," he added, "but we also want workshops, clinics and classroom programming. This is your chance to inspire the next generation of Canadian artists and contribute to the legacy of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations."

To view the full press release, visit:

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website:
Official CTV website:
Official Ottawa 2017 website:

The JUNO Awards: @TheJUNOAwards
CTV: @CTV_Television
Ottawa 2017: @2017Ottawa


For further information: For more information on CARAS and the JUNO Awards, contact: Vanessa Andres, Holmes PR, 416.628.5612,; For more information on CTV or The JUNO Awards Broadcast, contact: Sara McLaren, Bell Media, 416.384.6104,; For more information on Ottawa 2017, contact: Annie Desrosiers, Ottawa 2017, 613.580.2017, ext. 27766, 613.857.1561

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