Festival of South Asia in Toronto

July 7, 2012 | Debby

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Canada is a multicultural country and living in Toronto, you can experience the diversity in every corner of the city.

Festival of South Asia[Photo credit: Festival of South Asia website]

This weekend, the Gerrard India Bazaar in Toronto, home to many shops and restaurants that represent South Asian culture, will be hosting their annual Festival of South Asia.

The event takes place from Saturday July 7th to Sunday July 8th along Gerrard Street East between Greenwood and Coxwell Avenue from 12:00 noon - 11:00 p.m.

Gerrard India Bazaar


Festival of South AsiaThis big event celebrates all South Asian culture, including dance, music, and cuisine of South Asia. Performances will take place on the main stage throughout the weekend featuring dance, talent shows, and South Asian cultural programs reflecting Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, Bengali, and Sri Lankan cultures. Find out more about the weekend's performances through the main website.

There will be up to 20 different restaurants selling South Asian cuisine throughout the festival. Check out the taste listings for the weekend!


If you want to learn more about Indian cuisine, Toronto Public Library has many books that can start you off! 

   Foods of India by Barbara Sheen Street foods of India: the 50 greatest Indian snacks complete with recipes by Sephi Bergerson India, food, and cooking: the ultimate book on Indian cuisine by Pat Chapman The food of India by Priya Wickramasinghe

We also have lots of books for you to learn more about South Asian culture:

 India. The culture by Bobbie Kalman  Indian Classical Dance: Tradition in transition by leela Venkataramna  Henna from head to toe! by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg  The Sari by Mukulika Banerjee

Take this weekend and enjoy some of the sights and sounds of South Asia, in Toronto!

Festival of South Asia[Photo credit: Festival of South Asia website]

Don't forget to check out some of our other blogs of ethnic and cultural festivals in Toronto!

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