Get ready for Franco-Fête!


Francophone Experience

Did you know that French, the world’s 5th most widely spoken language, is the only language, along with English, to be found on all 5 continents? In 2023, the Festival Franco-Fête continues to celebrate the Francophonie from the four corners of the globe.

La Francophonie is a living, dynamic reality on all five continents, with 321 million people able to express themselves in French. Wherever we come from, the French language brings us together. Toronto’s Franco-Fête festival aims to continue this mission, which is to celebrate the diversity and richness of our francophone culture.

All the artists featured represent a region with a strong francophone identity.


The event takes place on Halton Street at the corner of Ossington, and at our partner bar The Painted Lady. The street will be closed to traffic and privatized for the duration of the festival.


For your refreshment breaks, Franco-Fête will be surrounded by bars, restaurants, stores and life all weekend long. You’ll also find seating and shade set up for your comfort. We invite you to discover the richness of the neighborhood and settle in for a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or bars in the area.

How to get there?

To find our festival, we recommend taking the following buses, metros and trams:

  • Subways 1 and 2 will take you to the 505 tram downtown
  • Toronto 505 Tram stop at -> Dundas St West at Ossington Ave
  • Buses 63A, and 63B also stop at -> Dundas St West at Ossington Ave

FFT launch at The Painted Lady

To kick off our three days of festivities on Friday July 28, we’re inviting you to The Painted Lady, our partner bar, for two exceptional concerts: Les Chiclettes and Cayenne will put on a show to kick off the FFT in style.

Toronto’s Franco-Fête is already celebrating its 41st anniversary. Let’s continue to make it a success this year and for many more to come.



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