Cross-platform documentary celebrates Toronto’s Gerrard India Bazaar

Inside Toronto – by Joanna Lavoie, Feb 1, 2017 Village of Dreams – Tales from the Gerrard India Bazaar shares stories of neighbourhood’s entrepreneurial families Long-time Gerrard-Coxwell area resident Nina Beveridge is gathering stories from the Little India neighbourhood for her cross-platform documentary project Village of Dreams – Tales from the Gerrard India Bazaar. There…

I C Clear Optical

Shatru Kumar   IC Clear Optical Founded in 2016, IC Clear Optical is a new business on the block. Owner Shatru Kumar grew up in the Gerrard India Bazaar and his father runs Ashok Jewellers just up the street. Shatru was born in India but moved to Canada with his family when he was four…

Rani Jewellers

Radha Rani   Rani Jewellers Radha opened her store in 2006. Rani Jewellers is a family business with locations in Brampton, Malton, Gerrard India Bazaar and Kapurthala, Punjab/India. Radha moved to Toronto from India in 1994. She appreciates the multi-cultural aspects of Gerrard India Bazaar. Her store specializes in South Indian jewelry with 22 karat…

Ahmad Grocers

From left to right: Anwar and Monawar Ahmad   Ahmad Grocers Founded in 1976, Ahmad Grocers has been supplying Halal meat and other groceries to the Bazaar for over 40 years. Originally hailing from Pakistan, Monawar moved to Toronto from England in 1972 and was joined by his brother Anwar in 1976. When asked about…

Outreach campaign for “What’s Your Bazaar Memory?” contest

MPP Peter Tabuns and Producer/Director Nina Beveridge with poster for the “What’s Your Bazaar Memory?” contest and campaign. Only two months to enter the “What’s Your Bazaar Memory?” contest and campaign. It’s time to make some noise! On Jan. 25th we (Social Media Manager Jamie Hart and Producer/Director Nina Beveridge) began our day meeting up with Peter Tabuns, the…

TVO unveils Canada 150 doc programming

Harleen Khorana works her magic behind the counter at Kala Kendar.   By Regan Reid January 4, 2017 …”Beevision Productions’ Village of Dreams (pictured), directed by Nina Beveridge, who produced alongside Paul Hart, will go to air in the summer.” See full article on Realscreen.com “Village of Dreams” producers Nina Beveridge and Paul Hart are…

Udupi Palace

From left to right:  Alwyn Lewis, Peter Paul John, Hubert Dmello (owner), Manish Gandhi, Haider, Khawar Masood, Sherin Shine George, Dagma Sunthra Moorthy, Dillip Sahoo, Sahil, Saini, Abin James, Arun   Udupi Palace Udupi Palace was founded in 2001 by Hubert Dmello. This spacious South Indian vegetarian restaurant is a popular place on Gerrard St.…

It’s A Wrap

Chandan and Sarabjeet Singh on the Suhaag runway with the Chandan Fashion models.     The Village of Dreams team led by director Nina Beveridge had a memorable summer filming in Toronto’s Gerrard India Bazaar. We are grateful for the cooperation we had from everyone in the Bazaar and in particular from our main characters and…