The 2019 Ontario Newspaper Awards gala — originally scheduled to be held in Hamilton on April 25, 2020 — has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, the winners of the awards will be announced on this website on April 24.

The organizing committee decided to cancel the event given concern about large gatherings and travel during the pandemic.

Because of the unusual circumstances, we are also suspending the awarding of Journalist of the Year and Photojournalist of the Year for the 2019 ONAs.

2019 ONA gala cancelled