London, Ontario to Host 2019 Junos
London, Ontario was announced early on Monday January 29, 2018 as the host city for the Juno Awards after making a successful bid.
London bid for the Juno Awards last fall, almost a year after the city played host to the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in September 2016.
The 48th annual Juno Awards and Juno Week 2019 will be hosted in London from March 11 to March 17, 2019, culminating with the awards ceremony on the final day. This is the first time that London, Ontario has hosted the awards show.
The awards ceremony will be broadcasted on CBC and online on Sunday March 17, 2019 from London’s Budweiser Gardens.
"As one of Canada's emerging cultural scenes we are excited to show the world how culturally rich and diverse London is," said Chris Campbell, Tourism London's director of culture and entertainment tourism.
Starting on January 29, $1 from every ticket that is sold from shows at the Budweiser Gardens arena, Centennial Hall and London Music Hall will go to MusiCounts. MusiCounts is a music education charity that helps to provide musical instruments to children.
"Ontario is a key music hub in Canada and North America," said Daiene Vernile, Ontario's minister of tourism, culture and sport.
After years of being held exclusively in Toronto, the Juno Awards began travelling across Canada in 1991. Smaller cities have played host to the high-profile celebration, including St. John’s in 2002 and 2010, Saskatoon in 2007 and Regina in 2013.