The 2016 Juno Awards are still half a year away, but we can already set our sights forward to the 2017 ceremony, since the host city has now been announced. As an announcement confirms, the event will take place in Ottawa.
The 46th annual Juno Awards will be held on April 2, 2017, at the Canadian Tire Centre in our nation's capital. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on CTV and, as usual, it will be led up to with Juno Week celebrations and shows. There will also be a year-long series of events in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday.
Juno boss Allan Reid said in a statement, "As Ottawa 2017 commemorates Canada's incredible heritage and values, the Juno Awards will pay tribute to this important milestone. The capitol'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."
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said, "We have so much talent in this city and we want to share your gifts, with Canada and the world. Yes, we want to fill every venue, 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."
As for 2016's 45th annual Juno Awards, it will be held at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome on April 3. The nominees haven't yet been announced.