1971

The Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario premieres, ushering in a renewal of Franco-Ontarian culture

The theatre company was founded in Sudbury by a group of Laurentian University students during French Ontario’s “cultural revolution.

This period of creativity, identity-building and mobilization, centred in northeastern Ontario, revitalized cultural life in French-speaking Ontario.

It was the era of the Coopérative des artistes du Nouvel-Ontario and the creation of CANO Musique, La Nuit sur l’étang, Éditions Prise de parole, the Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario and La Ruche des artistes.