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One of the most important French language events in Ontario, Franco-Fête celebrates francophone culture with food, art, and "la musique francophone." This year also includes a spotlight on France. For further information visit


Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Kyssi Wète

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Direct from the Paris music scene, Kyssi Wète mixes the rhythms and sounds of pop, blues, reggae, ragga, soul and rumba!


Ben l’Oncle Soul


This French nu-soul singer gained prominence with his interpretations of songs by Gnarls Barkley, Spice Girls, and The White Stripes. Toronto debut!


Coeur de pirate

9:30pm –11:00pm

Don’t miss one of the biggest names in Canadian francophone music and her unique brand of shimmering indie pop!


After-Party with Misteur Valaire

11:00pm – 2:00am

This band mixes horns, sampling and enough beats to make you dance all night!


Mystéric’s Mathémagic Show

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Canada’s magic champion offers side-splitting comedy and amazing magical illusions for any age group.


Visual Arts Creation

12:30pm – 8:00pm

See real-live artists at work! Ask questions and take photos!

Visual Arts


1:00pm – 8:00pm

All the way from Quebec City, this phenomenal team of professional makeup artists will transform festival goers into works of art!


Cooking Demonstrations

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Come and experience some top chefs and their French inspired culinary creations.


The Mamaku Project

1:30pm – 2:30pm

French bohemian roots, South Pacifica dub and Eastern flavours are mixed into a captivating musical concoction!


Cours de French with l’Alliance Française


In just 30 minutes you will learn the 10 essential phrases that will allow you to party in French anywhere around the world!



2:45pm – 3:45pm

From France, LéOparleur's music is a boundless world where Gypsy and Moorish Spain meets Cuban Son, loops and Syldavian tunes.


Cooking Demonstrations

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Come and experience some top chefs and their French inspired culinary creations.


Jean-François Lessard

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Always full of energy and with many surprises, this singer-songwriter’s show is more folk than ever with banjo, ukulele and double bass.


Cooking Demonstrations

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Come and experience some top chefs and their French inspired culinary creations.



5:30pm – 6:30pm

A duo from Marseille, France, Alcaz is one man, one woman, two voices and two guitars!


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