2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
|Venue(s)||Bell Centre, Montreal
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (in 2 host cities)
The 2017 IIHF World Championships will be the 41st World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (WJC). It will be co-hosted in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. This marks the 12th time that Canada has hosted the WJHC, and the first time since the 1978 edition that Montreal has hosted the finals. The tournament will feature 31 games between 10 nations.
Toronto will host the preliminary round for Team Canada. The medal round will be hosted by Montreal. Montreal and Toronto last jointly hosted the 2015 edition. All the games in Montreal will be played at the Bell Centre. 2017 WJHC also initiates several year-long celebrations, the 375th anniversary of Montreal's founding; the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League's founding in Montreal; the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada's origins; the 50th anniversary of Montreal's Expo 67; the 150th anniversary of Canada's founding; the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs plan to make the WJHC the centrepiece of their 100th anniversary celebrations.
The event will be organized by Hockey Canada, Hockey Quebec, Ontario Hockey Federation, Montreal Canadiens, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and Evenko. Montreal and Quebec will provide C$1 million and C$2 million in funding, respectively, for both the 2015 and 2017 editions. Concern has been expressed about potential attendance as neither Montreal nor Toronto have a major junior hockey team, and the last time Montreal hosted the championships, less than 4000 people attended the final. 
|Air Canada Centre
|Canada – Montreal||Canada – Toronto|
- TSN, "Montreal and Toronto to Host 2015, 2017 World Juniors on TSN", Hockey Canada, June 20, 2013
- CTV News, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015, 2017 world junior championships", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
- IIHF, "Heading to hockey’s meccas", June 20, 2013
- The Gazette (Montreal), "World Junior Championship is coming to town", Brenda Branswell, June 20, 2013
- (French) 24H de Montreal, "Le Championnat junior à Montréal en 2015 et 2017", Mathieu Boulay, June 24, 2013
- CBC News, "Montreal, Toronto to co-host junior hockey worlds in 2015, 2017", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
- Calgary Herald, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015 and 2017 world junior hockey championships", Bill Beacon, June 20, 2013
- 2008 IIHF World Championship, when Quebec City hosted during its 400th anniversary year