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.”
“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
Une affiche annonce le [langue_etrangere=EN]Christie Pits Park[/langue_etrangere] sur une rue.
Des gens se rassemblent dans un grand parc.
La ville de Toronto est dans le noir. Les images datent de 2003.
Dans les rues de Toronto, en 2003, des centaines de personnes marchent sur les trottoirs dans le noir.
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Stick and poke ; looking back on tatoos history - vidéo
A look at the origins of the Stick & Poke tattooing technique and its resurgence in the past years. Interview with tattoo artist Nicolas Lapointe and Tattoo Art Galery "La Petite Mort".
Sex Education: 1998 vs. 2015 - vidéo
What will Ontario´s elementary school students learn this year about sexuality? The sex education curriculum of 2015, created under Kathleen Wynne´s Liberals, has been abandoned by Doug Ford´s government. For the new school year, the teachers will have...
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...
Mclean: One Last Time - vidéo
Sudbury-born musician Mclean releases his second album, entitled Une dernière fois. He describes it as being similar to his first, but with more synthesizers and rhythm. Maclean let us into his universe and we followed him during his performance at the...
The Northeast Blackout of 2003 - vidéo
"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,...
ARIKO - Au fond de la mer - vidéo
Ariko performs Au fond de la mer from its most recent album, Portrait de famille. The band from Lafontaine is sisters Kelly, Jill and Nicole, backed by their parents, Louis and Laura. The Lefaive family has become an institution in the Georgian Bay, wi...
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...
Sultan's Elder - vidéo
At age 91, Ted Castilloux is the elder of Sultan, a small village in Northern Ontario that contains 52 inhabitants. Ted is originally from the Gaspé Peninsula, where he started chopping wood with his father at the age of 12. When Ted was young, they mo...
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...
Across Canada on a Bike - vidéo
Martin Zibeau is realizing one of his old childhood dreams by cycling across Canada. We met with him as he was riding on Highway 11 in Northern Ontario. His 6,425-kilometre journey will take him to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, where his tw...
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...
From Classroom to Courtroom - vidéo
When she was nine years old, Michelle O´Bonsawin already knew that she wanted to be a lawyer. Now at age 43, she is the youngest judge on the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa and the first Abenaki woman in the country to sit on the bench. The former...
Nathan Dimitroff in the South: A Sneak Peek! - vidéo
Nathan Dimitroff is heading for Southern Ontario to follow the footsteps of Francophone historical figures that have contributed to the province´s legacy. Windsor, Niagara Falls, Toronto: here´s a sneak peek of the new vignettes!
Thunder Bay´s Hip-Hop Scene - vidéo
"Thunder Bay has a thriving hip-hop scene, and its artists, graffiti artists and musicians enjoy the support of the community. Over the last several years, the Die Active collective has created the largest collaborative graffiti murals in the city. ...
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...