TFO 24.7, the new francophone point of view. A magazine that entertains, informs, and comments on French-Canadian social and cultural finds. TFO 24.7 presents artisans, artists, youths, entrepreneurs, leaders, and many others who breathe life into French-Canadian culture from coast to coast. Stories, features, interviews, humour, and opinion videos: a show that offers an authentic look on our French-Canadian identity.
The Northeast Blackout of 2003
“The Northeast blackout of 2003 severely affected the United States and the province of Ontario on Thursday, August 14, 2003. More than 50 million people were affected in Ontario as well as in Northeastern and Midwestern United States. In Toronto, 5,600,000 million people were impacted. The major blackout left the city without power for 12 hours. Every year since, on August 14, Torontonians organize a big party at sunset to commemorate this unique and rallying event.”
Réalisateur: Joanne Belluco
Production year: 2017
“The Northeast blackout of 2003 severely affected the United States and the province of Ontario on Thursday, August 14, 2003.
More than 50 million people were affected in Ontario as well as in Northeastern and Midwestern United States. In Toronto, 5,600,000 million people were impacted.
The major blackout left the city without power for 12 hours.
Every year since, on August 14, Torontonians organize a big party at sunset to commemorate this unique and rallying event.”
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Wild Bettys: Taming the Mountain Bike - vidéo
Do you find mountain biking intimidating? The Wild Bettys have a solution for you. Every Tuesday night, this club of female mountain bikers organizes rides in the Don Valley trail system of Toronto. Participating bikers learn to ride down Crothers Wood...
The Earth´s Future: Time to Panic Yet? - vidéo
"When it comes to the Earth´s future and limited resources, Pierre Desrochers is an eternal optimist. This professor of geography at the University of Toronto doesn´t let the alarming news flooding social media get him down. Why? According to him, huma...
Alex Bisaillon in the North: Hearst - vidéo
The great journey in Northern Ontario continues for Alexandre Bisaillon and the TFO 24.7 team. Next stop on the itinerary? Hearst! Hearst´s history begins with the construction of the railway in 1912, making the city a major railway hub. Today, the for...
Alex Bisaillon in the North: Kapuskasing - vidéo
Alexandre Bisaillon and his team are out of gas and stranded on Highway 11. In a stroke of luck, Julien Boucher, radio announcer and Kapuskasing fan, happens to pass by and stops to give them a hand. Julien offers to show Alex around Kapuskasing on the...
Former Chelmsford Resident Makes His Mark in Montreal - vidéo
"Once a rather shy student, Alain Courchesne is now a renowned interior designer with clients all around the world. Born in Chelmsford, Ontario, Alain Courchesne discovered his passion for design at a very young age, passion that he further developed i...
Maxime Desmons: Franco-Ontarian Filmmaker - vidéo
"Maxime Desmons is a French-born Franco-Ontarian director, scriptwriter, producer and actor who has been living in Toronto for the past fifteen years. Having spent almost a decade as a stage actor in France, he immigrated to Canada¿first settling in...
Creating Franco-Ontarian Theatre - vidéo
"Dillon Orr chose to make a career in the world of Franco-Ontarian theatre. He now earns his living as an author and stage director, and specializes in creative theatre. This former student of L´Essor high school in Tecumseh still remembers the day he ...
Interview with Bernard Émond in Sturgeon Falls - vidéo
An interview in Sturgeon Falls with filmmaker Bernard Émond. For his most recent movie, Pour vivre ici, Bernard Émond had a few long stays in Baie-Comeau, in Quebec´s North Shore and in Northern Ontario. He used a similar approach for his other films, ...
Nathan Dimitroff - Boxer Albert "Frenchy" Bélanger - vidéo
The residents of Cabbagetown, Toronto probably have no idea that one of their neighbourhood´s most famous celebrity is French Canadian. The guy was barely 21 when he earned the title of the world featherweight boxing champion. It´s Franco-Ontarian Albe...
Out of Nowhere: Music Session with Dayv Poulin - vidéo
To celebrate the Franco-Ontarian poet Michel Dallaire, we offer you a blues-folk cover of the song Out of Nowhere, written by Michel Dallaire and performed by Dayv Poulin. An acoustic version of the song is hidden on Le Paysagiste´s new album, Alchimie...
Celebrating Candlemas with Nathan Dimitroff in Toronto - vidéo
"Nathan Dimitroff discovers the traditions of Ontario´s Francophones and Francophiles for Shrove Tuesday and Candlemas. He decides to test their knowledge of these celebrations in Toronto during an ApéroChic party. Acknowledgement: ApéroChic, Peggy ...
A Franco-Ontarian Ice Dancer at the Peak of His Career - vidéo
"Paul Poirier is among the world´s best ice dancers. His partner Piper Gilles and him ranked among the ten best skaters at the world championships four years in a row and finished eighth at the Olympic Games in South Korea. For this former student at É...