For their 40th birthday, the Juno Awards are doing something special: They’re coming to Toronto.
The show, broadcast from the Air Canada Centre, will air on March 27, 2011.
Yes, that’s more than a year away, but the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) wants you to save the date.
“There is much to celebrate and reflect upon within four decades of accomplishments, and we can’t think of a more fitting city to host the festivities than Toronto,” Melanie Berry, president & CEO of CARAS, outlined in a press release.
“Toronto is sure to put its own vibrant and distinct personality to Canada’s most recognizable music awards show — a perfect convergence of music, culture, diversity and industry.”
By the time the ceremonies roll around, he’ll no longer be mayor – but David Miller also applauded the decision.
“I am very pleased that the City of Toronto is bringing the JUNO Awards home to Canada’s entertainment capital to celebrate its 40th anniversary,” he praised.
“The 2011 JUNO Awards, in combination with winning the rights to host a number of other important international events, will boost Toronto’s economy and enhance the strength of our vital tourism sector.”