Next year’s Juno Awards honouring Canadian music will be held in Ontario’s Steeltown.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and CTV say the 44th annual awards will be broadcast from Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum on March 15, 2015.
The southern Ontario city famous for its steel industry previously hosted the Junos in 2001, as well as in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999.
The awards began in 1970 as the Gold Leaf Awards in Toronto and in 1971 were renamed the Juno Awards in honour of Pierre Juneau, the first chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission.
Since then the Junos have evolved from a one-day awards event to a weeklong celebration featuring events that attract thousands of music fans from across the country and beyond.
Since CTV first partnered with the academy in 2002, the awards have been held in St. John’s, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Regina.
This year’s awards are being held in Winnipeg on March 30.