Oct 04, 2017
By Michael Kramer
The Steel City is bidding to host the 2019 Juno Awards – but it wants more than that – it wants to become the permanent home of the Canadian music event.
A city council committee agreed Wednesday to put in an offer that will be bolstered by the belief that Hamilton’s burgeoning arts community – offers a reason for the Junos to stay put in the city.
A spokeswoman for mayor Fred Eisenberger confirms that – even if the Junos don’t agree to those terms, the city wants to host the ceremony for at least three to five years in a row.
Next year’s show will be held in Vancouver.