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The Toronto Radio Cooperative, 30 years of challenges


The Toronto Radio Cooperative, 30 years of challenges
09-21-2022 7:00 pm
Spadina Theatre Free

Event Description

The Toronto Radio Cooperative, 30 years of challenges to create a francophone radio in Canada's largest city!

By Christian Martel, retired professional communicator and writer


Why has the road been so long to establish a French-language community radio station in Toronto, from the first community planning day in 1988? What were the obstacles?  How did the various boards of directors overcome them?  How was the 1986 French Language Services Act the spark?  What were the debates and why did a lawsuit against the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) was necessary in 2001 to get things moving? Join Christian to hear the answers to these questions. The whole thing will be peppered with anecdotes, lessons learned and the pride of being able to hear the francophone community on CHOQ-FM 105.1 for 16 years now.

Language: French 



  • Buy/Book your tickets/RSVP online. No box office on-site!
  • Doors will open only 20 minutes before the event.
  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
  • Don't bring food and beverages.
  • Enjoy the event!
  • Entrance and exit on Lowther Avenue (Theatre door).

Merci and see you soon! 


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Event Information

Event Date 09-21-2022 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Spadina Theatre
Categories Lectures

Venue Information - Spadina Theatre

Created by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the theatre of Alliance française de Toronto is a brand new Venue in the heart of the Annex. This 147-seat auditorium with red and comfortable seats made in Canadian wood opened during spring 2014 and has already hosted more than 200 events. Intimate music performances, movies screenings but also Lectures and great meeting with artists take place in this lovely space.

Entrance on Lowther Avenue. Doors open 30mn prior each event.

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A Coat Check space, located in the basement of the Spadina Theatre, is available at no charge for every event. Alliance française is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Wheelchair access

A number of seats have been specifically set aside for people in wheelchairs or with disabilities and are available upon request. Please inform the ticket seller of your needs when you purchase tickets. Washrooms are accessible.

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