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TD Festival of South Asia to celebrate its 15th year with new elements
The Voice of Chandigarh News
This July, the streets of Gerrard Bazaar are going to be lit up with a gamut of diverse perspectives, albeit running through a similar vein – fostering a sense of community and love for the nation.
The Gerrard India Bazaar Business Improvement Area (GIBBIA) will be hosting the 15th edition of its annual ‘TD Festival of South Asia’ on 22nd and 23rd July 2017 on Gerrard Street East between Glenside and Coxwell Avenue.
The free event that is open to everyone (noon-11pm) will witness performances by bands, artists, workshops, tasting tables, sidewalk sales etc. This year, will also feature several special segments – Cricket Open House supported by the Toronto Cricket League, Beer Garden, Bollywood Pop–up Mela, Yoga Studio, CultureAlley, Kids Zone and lots more.
Co-inciding with 150 years of Canada, this year will be a special one. Tasneem Bandukwala, BIA Manager, Gerrard India Bazaar BIA, said, “The annual festival aims to provide business houses a platform to showcase their products and services as well as engage effectively with its customers. For visitors, this will be an excellent opportunity to experience the essence of South Asia and what it has to offer! We encourage everyone to visit the bazaar and experience a slice of what South Asia has to offer.”
One of the largest events in North America, the festival will celebrate all South Asian culture, including dance, music, art & culture as well as the cuisine of South Asia. Performances will be held on the main stage throughout the weekend featuring dance, talent shows, and South Asian cultural programs reflecting various diaspora. So, come join in the festivities and celebrate the diversity yet unity of South Asia.
About Gerrard India Bazaar:
Gerrard India Bazaar (GIB) is the largest market place of South Asian goods and services in North America. With over 100 diverse shops and restaurants, GIB offers a slice of the Indian subcontinent that helps South Asians maintain ancient cultural and religious traditions, and keep in touch with the contemporary lifestyle of the Subcontinent.
Our mission is to revive the legacy of the Gerrard India Bazaar (Business Improvement Area) that thrives along Gerrard Street and to celebrate and promote South Asian culture and diversity. Our vision is to continue to inspire, educate and captivate audiences; to continue to flourish our “Little India”, whilst captivating an audience and leading us all to unite as Canadian.
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