2006

Launch of the Monuments to Ottawa’s Francophonie

Launched in 2006, this community project initially aimed to build six monuments to the Francophonie in Ottawa to recognize the Francophone presence in the National Capital Region.

The monuments to the Francophonie are commemorative and heritage sites that showcase the contributions that Francophones have made to the development and success of the province of Ontario. Large Franco Ontarian flags are erected at these locations and surrounded by granite plaques. 

Since 2012, the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) has promoted the project, which is called Monuments to Ontario’s Francophonie. As of 2019, there are 16 monuments to the Francophonie across Ontario.