TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has today (Sept. 24) announced that the JUNO Awards will be returning to Toronto for its 50th anniversary in 2021.
“50 years ago Walt Grealis and Stan Klees created the JUNO Awards right here in Toronto and it’s an honour to bring Canada’s biggest night in music back home to where it all started,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS / The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “This country continues to produce some of the most vibrant artists in the world and we invite you to join us in what will be the greatest national celebration of Canadian music ever.”
“Toronto is proud to host the JUNO Awards for their 50th anniversary,” added the city’s Mayor John Tory. “As the biggest event in Canadian music, this is a great opportunity for Toronto to welcome The JUNO Awards back home to where it all began 50 years ago and highlight the city’s truly diverse yet quintessentially Canadian spirit.”
The return of the JUNO Awards and JUNO Week to Toronto in 2021, will mark the 26th time that the city has hosted the iconic award show, which remained in Toronto for its first 20 years, beginning in 1970. Since then, the JUNOs have grown to fill venues of over 15,000 seats and traveled from coast-to-coast, from St. John’s, NL to Vancouver, BC, celebrating the best in Canadian music annually.
The 50th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2021 will take place in Toronto from March 22 through 28 with the finale event, The JUNO Awards Broadcast, scheduled to air live from Scotiabank Arena on March 28 via CBC.