Key players regarding Francophonie around the world, the Alliances Françaises play the part of transmission, promotion and development of the French cultural values; especially Alliance Française Toronto since it is part of a bilingual country. 2015 will give us the chance to commemorate the 400th anniversary of French existence in Ontario.

Francophone cultures from Morocco, Haiti and Africa will also have a place of honour during special occasions. 

Le Saint-Laurent
Exhibition - Opening

Le Saint-Laurent

September 3
2:30 pm
With this theme on the Saint-Laurent River and its prints, the artist communicates the diverse emotions that the daily crossing of the river and the landscape inspires her.
Radio-Canada Toronto 50th anniversary
Lecture

Radio-Canada Toronto 50th anniversary

September 24
3:00 pm
Lecturer: Paul-François Sylvestre.
Before opening the 400th Parlons des Premières Nations
Lecture

Before opening the 400th Parlons des Premières Nations

October 15
3:00 pm
Annie Veilleux will talk about the First Nations during a lecture organised by the Société d’Histoire de Toronto.
Dialogue / Laurent Coq Trio
Concert

Dialogue / Laurent Coq Trio

October 17
4:00 pm
This French jazz trio with Creole accent, critically acclaimed in Europe, will offer music with influences from New York and the Caribbean.
Liz McComb
Concert - Jazz

Liz McComb

October 23
4:30 pm
Exclusive series of 3 concerts of Liz McComb, an American jazz singer, songwriter and pianist, who loves Paris and had been given the nickname « la pasionaria du gospel ».
Meet Maylis de Kerangal
Lecture

Meet Maylis de Kerangal

October 24
2:00 pm
Maylis de Kerangal, laureate of the 2010 Prix Médicis, will discuss with us her novel Birth of a bridge recently translated into English.
Liz McComb
Concert - Jazz

Liz McComb

October 24
4:30 pm
Exclusive series of 3 concerts of Liz McComb, American jazz singer, songwriter and pianist, who loves Paris and had been given the nickname « la pasionaria du gospel ».
Liz McComb
Concert

Liz McComb

October 25
4:30 pm
Exclusive series of 3 concerts of Liz McComb, American jazz singer, songwriter and pianist, who loves Paris and had been given the nickname « la pasionaria du gospel ».
Christmas French Fair
Sociocultural event

Christmas French Fair

November 21
5:30 am
The Christmas Toronto French Fair will take place this coming holiday season at The French Alliance on Friday, November 21. Indulge yourself with original gifts and festive products made by local Toronto French craftsmen in the finest European tradition of Christmas markets. From gorgeous jewelry, cufflinks and luxury stationery to natural cosmetics, tableware and decorative original leathers and linens, you will find something for everyone. Join us this holiday season at the Toronto French Fair, a must see event during the holiday period!
Gerineldo
Concert - World Music

Gerineldo

November 25
3:00 pm
Artists: Judith Cohen; Tamar Ilana; Demetrios Petsalakis; Solly Lévy; Oro Anahory; Kelly Sultan-Amar The Montreal group carries you away to Morocco for a journey into Judeo-Spanish culture from the north of Morocco. During an outstanding evening, you will experience traditional music and lyrics from Judeo-Spanish customs.
A Talk with Champlain about today's Ontario
Lecture

A Talk with Champlain about today's Ontario

January 21
2:00 pm
Lecturer: François Boileau, French Language Services Commissioner.
Antoine Bruneau: Toronto versus New York
Exhibition

Antoine Bruneau: Toronto versus New York

February 4
1:30 pm
Toronto and New-York. Two North American cities. Playing field of French photographer Antoine Bruneau, street photography disciple.
Kabaret Karaïbe
Storytelling

Kabaret Karaïbe

February 6
3:00 pm
Quebecois storyteller of Caribbean tradition Franck Sylvestre conveys his passion for art and culture through his adventure tales.
Fear and Trembling (English surtitles)
Theatre

Fear and Trembling (English surtitles)

February 11
3:00 pm
Theatrical adaptation of Amélie Nothomb's novel "Fear and Trembling", 1999 Grand Prix du Roman from the Académie Française. In French with English surtitles.
The Japan Project
Concert - Jazz - Classical music

The Japan Project

February 20
3:00 pm
Teaming up Yves Léveillé with collaborators Eri Yamamoto (piano) and Ikuo Takeuchi (drums), this new project offers a musical journey at the confluence of Japanese and North-American musical idioms.
French Colonial Racism and The Display of Primitive Artefacts at Paris’ Musée de l’Homme, 1920-40  (in English)
Lecture

French Colonial Racism and The Display of Primitive Artefacts at Paris’ Musée de l’Homme, 1920-40 (in English)

March 5
2:00 pm
At its opening in 1938, Paris’ Musée de l'Homme made clear its universalist and humanist ambitions. Yet, its collections were all from the French colonial empire…
Thibault Cauvin
Concert – Classical guitar

Thibault Cauvin

March 10
4:00 pm
Invited to play in the most prestigious auditoriums worldwide, which includes Carnegie Hall in New York, virtuoso guitarist Thibault Cauvin will perform on the stage of the Spadina Theatre.
Maxime Bender Quartet
Concert - Jazz

Maxime Bender Quartet

March 26
4:00 pm
Maxime Bender Quartet diverts from traditional jazz, searching for a creative energy.
The dance of words
Cinema

The dance of words

March 28
1:15 pm
Yves Etienne Massicotte will present his documentary, The dance of words, who features young artists who have embraced their deaf identity in adulthood after spending a difficult childhood in the grey zone between hearing culture and deaf culture. These emerging artists show how they are using the arts to build a deaf culture that makes them proud. They shine a spotlight on their community while promoting and advancing deaf culture with a keen sensitivity.
Toussaint Louverture – Proud to be Creole
Social event

Toussaint Louverture – Proud to be Creole

April 7
2:00 pm
Songs, poetry and dances will pay tribute to the forerunner of the 1804 slave revolution, Toussaint Louverture, who was one of the greatest figures of anti-colonialism, abolitionism and back empowerment movements.
Cuba: 50 years of Revolution
Exhibition

Cuba: 50 years of Revolution

April 8
2:30 pm
Aurélien Muller, French-Swiss photographer settled in Toronto, will present his photographic project on the Cuban Revolution.
Brûlé-Wendats expedition
Lecture

Brûlé-Wendats expedition

April 15
3:00 pm
The Société d’Histoire de Toronto highlights the story of Ontarians and Franco-Ontarians, ensures the preservation of every sort of historical documents, and supports researches on history. 400 years later, from September 11 to September 13, 2015, Étienne Brûlé and twelve companions recreate the journey along Toronto’s Carrying Place Trail from Samuel de Champlain’s monument in Orillia to The Shared Path (Le Sentier Partagé), Toronto’s Historical Park.
Comics Across Cultures: Translation and Localisation of European Comics for North America
Lecture

Comics Across Cultures: Translation and Localisation of European Comics for North America

May 7
2:30 pm
The Alliance Française and The French Consulate in Toronto proudly present a very special event celebrating some of the many authors participating in The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015.
Annual photography contest for the students of the Lycée Français de Toronto
Exhibition

Annual photography contest for the students of the Lycée Français de Toronto

June 10
2:00 pm
The Lycée Français de Toronto organizes every year a photography contest open to its students from 10 to 18 years old. Come to discover those young artists piece of work!
FRANÇOIS MOREL AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE TORONTO
Reading-Meeting

FRANÇOIS MOREL AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE TORONTO

June 10
3:00 pm
SOLD-OUT On June 10th, Alliance française de Toronto invites you for a reading-evening with François Morel at 7pm. This event will be free and be followed by a little reception in the Gallery Pierre Léon.
FRANC'OPEN MIC EVENING AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE TORONTO
Concert

FRANC'OPEN MIC EVENING AT ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE TORONTO

June 13
2:00 pm
SOLD-OUT Franc’Open Mic, the first francophone open stage in Toronto, is organizing a special show on Saturday, June 13th at 6pm at the Alliance Française.
CharlÉlie Couture at Alliance française Toronto

CharlÉlie Couture at Alliance française Toronto

June 17
4:00 pm
The rocker poet with 23 albums and 1500 concerts all over the world, comes back on the front of the scene with his new album "ImMortel", successful collaboration among CharlÉlie and Benjamin Biolay. The opportunity to discover or rediscover the multi-facetted artist.
The art of York Wilson
Exhibition

The art of York Wilson

June 30
1:30 pm
Alliance Francaise Toronto is the recipient of a generous donation of York Wilson works of art from the York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts. The works reflect Wilson’s aesthetic response during trips to many countries of the Francophonie.
Toronto Bastille Day 2015

Toronto Bastille Day 2015

July 12
8:00 am
Join us for the Toronto Bastille Day 2015 on David Pecaut Square !
2016 Music Festival

2016 Music Festival

June 21
8:00 pm
On June 21st, 2016 at 8pm, the Alliance française de Toronto invites you to celebrate the beginning of the summer and the 35th edition of the Music Festival.