|8:30 – 4:30 Monday - Friday|
The Centre franco-ontarien de folklore (Franco-Ontarian Folklore Centre) is a leader in heritage conservation and development. The works of its founder, Father Germain Lemieux, and the compilation of an inventory of Franco-Ontarian heritage have earned the centre an enviable reputation.
Designated as a provincial heritage organisation since 1991, the CFOF’s mission is to collect, preserve and promote Franco-Ontarians’ oral history. As such, the Centre offers guided tours of its four exhibit halls, which highlight the trades and traditions of our pioneers, antique musical instruments and the daily life of the first French-Canadian settlers. Moreover, the Centre hosts social evenings to celebrate popular festive holidays, workshops and activities that focus on Franco-Ontarians’ oral traditions, a resource centre and archives on oral folklore and on built and religious heritage.