TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that the JUNO Awards are coming back to Toronto in 2022 for in-person celebrations. Canada’s largest city, renowned for its vibrant arts scene, will once again host the country’s most exciting night in music and all JUNO Week festivities. The 51st Annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on CBC.
‘’Toronto is a diverse music city unlike any other in Canada, and has produced some of our most loved artists from global superstars to emerging talent from Toronto’s many communities,‘’ said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to Toronto, and celebrate together, in-person, for a JUNO reunion in 2022”
2022 JUNO Week returns to Toronto with the support of the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto. Toronto was home to the JUNO Awards for the first 20 years of its celebrations beginning in 1970 at St. Lawrence Hall, a historic venue that held an intimate 250 people. This will be the 27th time Toronto has held the awards.
“We are excited to host the JUNO Awards in person, in Toronto next year,’’ said Mayor John Tory. ‘’We are eager to showcase our diverse and remarkable music scene and the artists, venues and people behind it. Toronto is proud of its music and arts scene and being able to host the JUNOS again will help us continue to build up that scene. Our doors will be wide open to welcome the JUNOS home next year!’’
“Ontario is a renowned music and arts destination across Canada and North America,’’ said Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “Hosting the 2022 JUNO Awards in Toronto, brings hope while showcasing the talent and significance of the arts, as we work to emerge stronger than before. Our government has invested $25 million to support artists and arts organizations across Ontario, as they deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to welcoming back visitors to Ontario, when it is safe to do so, and highlighting how Ontario offers the world in one province.”
Toronto’s been home to countless artists that have found success globally and the city’s concert venues have seen the rise of talent who’ve headlined some of the world’s biggest stadiums. In addition to bringing incredible artists and outstanding entertainment to all corners of Canada, the JUNOS have brought great financial benefits to each host city over the years. As a result of hosting the awards broadcast, JUNO Week and surrounding events, host cities have seen an economic impact averaging $10M.
Many of the most decorated JUNO winners of all-time are from Toronto; Blue Rodeo, Murray McLauchlan, Neil Young, Rush, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and The Weeknd and many more have all found their footings in the city. The province has also seen a lot of new faces among its nominees and winners including Alessia Cara, Ali Gatie, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, JP Saxe, Lennon Stella, NAV, and Shawn Mendes. Through the continued presence of the JUNOS in Toronto in 2022, musicians in Toronto and beyond will continue to benefit from CARAS’ initiatives to educate and develop talent, in partnership with the City of Toronto and other key partners.
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CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Lead Sponsors: TD Bank Group, SiriusXM Canada, Freedom Mobile, Ford of Canada, and TikTok
Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and Radio Starmaker Fund
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the JUNO Awards, a national celebration of Canadian music. In honour of this significant milestone, CARAS will launch exciting initiatives in the host city of Toronto, and nationally across our country. Each initiative will drive forward CARAS’ four key pillars: Educate through MusiCounts’ charitable programs and community resources, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In a time unlike any other, our sound connects and unites us. The JUNOS are proud to represent so many Canadian facets of music, performance and recording, distinctly, All Our Sound. For more information on the 50th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About CBC Music
CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.