Francophonie en Fête

Toronto's Annual Celebration of Francophone Diversity

18E EDITION 2023

The festival is back live!

Pierre Lapointe in concert in Toronto at the Paradise Theater on February 26, 2022.

Francophonie en Fête is pleased to announce the program of Pierre Lapointe in concert in Toronto at the Paradise Theater, 1006 Bloor W. on February 26, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Honoured with numerous awards and gold records since the beginning of his already long career, the Quebec singer-songwriter is part of the tradition of French song with silky pop music and very elaborate lyrics.

Preceded by a reputation as a multifaceted artist, this eccentric dandy carries his piano and his crystalline voice on stages around the world with real success. “A popular singer”, that’s how he describes himself, with his many appearances on the biggest Canadian, Belgian or French stages. Each time, the same welcome for a very prolific artist who has already released 16 albums recorded in the studio and in public.

Sanitary measures

The Francophonie en Fête concerts will take place in complete safety in accordance with the sanitary and distancing measures in force in Toronto.

In order to comply with guidelines from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, all visitors, artists and staff will be asked to complete a COVID screening questionnaire before entering the festival area. These questions will be mandatory for each new entry, even for people who have already been vaccinated. In order to answer this questionnaire and to facilitate reception of the public, the use of a cell phone will be required to scan a QR code which will be displayed near the entrance to the festival. Paper versions will also be available.

Failure to comply with screening and tracing requirements may result in visitors being denied entry to the theatre.

Stay tuned for more information to come.

Is proud to present to you

Free outdoor festival on September 15, 16 and 17 at the “Bentway”

September 24 is cancelled

Fred Pellerin on September 29 at the “Paradise Theatre”

Daniel Bélanger on September 30 at the “Paradise Theatre”

Outdoor festival – 23 free concerts:

From September 15 to 17 at the amphitheater “The Bentway“, 250 Fort York Blvd.under the Gardiner Expressway at Strachan Avenue with a terrace design to serve food, beer and cider.

Friday, September 15, special opening of the festival from 3:00 p.m.: a drink of your choice offered by the festival to all first-time festival-goers.

On Saturday, September 16, programming for the general public ending with Neo-Trad songs and music by Vincent Bishop.

Sunday, September 17, Franco-Ontarian Day, from 11:00 a.m. with a play, Amandine & Rosalie, for children followed by two concerts Monsieur Philippe and Mike Ford for kids until 2:00 p.m. in a very family atmosphere, hosted by Balloon Maestro. The rest of the programming, until 6PM,  is for general public and families.


Fred Pellerin

La descente aux affaires

During the prosperous years of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Toussaint Brodeur ran his general store and made a profit from everything. Through wear and tear, hard work and his astonishing calculations, he accumulated a pretty fortune on which he made his pride sit. Also, the day he found himself in front of Eternity, he realized that he had not put time in his safe. Toussaint was rich, but did not even have the means to redeem a single second of his life. It was too late.

We are all equal before time. It’s how we use it that sets us apart.

Fred’s stories bring us once again to meet the characters of the legendary Caxton and revive us in laughter, poetry and great reflections. The show is a tale in which a few songs are inserted.


Daniel Bélanger

Mercure en mai

An album that celebrates human complicity and unexpected joys. Words attentive to astonishment, to the sudden, to those “little Californias” that sleep deep inside us; music navigating between the minimal and the luxuriant, with boomerang motifs and secret passages: everything here tells of the impromptu, which escapes agendas and reason.

First Act – Beau Nectar

Beau Nectar (formerly Marie-Clo x éemi) is a collaboration between two bilingual singer-songwriters separated by kilometers of forests, rivers, mountains and prairies. Marie-Clo, Franco-Ontarian, and éemi, Fransaskoise deliver intimate, vibrant and surreal electronic pop with eco-feminist lyrics that spark their fans’ empathy towards nature.


Protective Health Measures

Francophonie en Fête concerts take place safely in accordance with the health and distancing measures in force in Toronto.

Francophonie en Fête hosts Toronto’s Best Annual French Music Festival! Now in it’s 14th year it has been a vital part of the music scene in Toronto and a living example of the growth, creativity and diversity of the Francophone culture in Ontario.Francophonie en Fête is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the cultural vitality of French-language culture across the GTA. Each year Francophonie en Fête harvests the best in Francophone entertainment to offer Toronto a unique and inspiring festival with a range of high quality concerts. In addition to its rich entertainment program, Francophonie en Fête also strives to forge links and collaborate with the vital forces of the Francophone community of Toronto, in particular La Semaine de la Francophonie in March, and delivers a vibrant educational program to the French language schools in the Toronto area.

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