Given the COVID issues facing Canada in general and Ontario specifically, it comes as no surprise that CARAS has moved the 50th anniversary Juno Awards again.
Originally scheduled for its traditional time in March, the event was moved to May 16. Now with the surge of COVID cases in Ontario, the Junos are now scheduled for June 6. Here’s the statement:
“Out of an abundance of caution in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and its partners, including CBC and Insight Productions, have made the decision to move the 50th Anniversary JUNO Awards in Toronto to June.”
Staging the Junos has been a real challenge in the era of COVID. Remember that the 2020 Junos set for Saskatoon were cancelled and turned into a fully virtual event.
More information about the event as well as presenters and performers is still TBA.