Media Release

Tourists flock to Ottawa as JUNO Weekend is here

Mar 30, 2017

OTTAWA, ON — The city is abuzz as JUNO Week has kicked off in Ottawa in celebration of Canadian music in the nation’s capital. This weekend artists, industry and tourists alike will flock to the city in celebration of the 46th annual JUNO Awards.

The event will be broadcast live from the Canadian Tire on Sunday April 2, with the show starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Doors open to the public at 5:00 p.m. and all ticket holders should arrive to the Canadian Tire Centre early, to avoid lines, and ensure they are in their seats for 6:15 p.m. Guests are encouraged to travel lightly as there is no coat or bag checks at Canadian Tire Centre and security checks will be enforced at all gates.

Those traveling to the broadcast should factor in additional time for commutes. For more information on potential traffic concerns en route to Canadian Tire Centre visit the JUNO Awards traffic advisory website. Public Transportation Bus lines are not affected by the road restrictions & will run as per their regular schedules.

Sunday’s broadcast will be co-hosted by iconic rocker Bryan Adams and megastar comedian Russell Peters. Tickets are still available and start at $59 through the Canadian Tire Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-877-788-3267 and online at

For more information on JUNO TV or the 2017 JUNO Awards please visit

JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. A live broadcast of The 46th Annual JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.


Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website:

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOS



The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


For more information on the JUNO Awards or interview requests, please contact:

Michelle Easton, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 103

Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416 656 0707 ext. 127