UCC student to appear in Canada Day documentary

by Steve McLean republished with permission from the author Upper Canada College Grade 11 student Adam Sayani honours his father’s legacy in a documentary titled Village of Dreams that will premiere on TVO on July 1 as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. “Our film is exploring the entrepreneurial families in the Gerrard India Bazaar,”…

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…

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…

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…

“What’s Your Bazaar Memory?” Contest Now Open!

  We are excited to announce the launch of our “What’s Your Bazaar Memory?” image and story sharing contest.  We were inspired to run this contest because of the richness of the stories, culture and history of the Gerrard India Bazaar. We hope to inspire all of you to sharpen your pencils , dust off your cameras…

From left to right: Gurnam Multani (Multani Village) unknown, Jasbir Singh (Miss India Fashion), Cookie Singh (Chandan Fashion) and Mirza Baig (Lahore Paan Centre).

Filming at the Festival of South Asia

From left to right: Gurnam Multani (Multani Village) unknown, Jasbir Singh (Miss India Fashion), Jatinder Pal Singh (Chandan Fashion) and Mirza Baig (Lahore Paan Centre).     We were excited to be in the midst of the action at the 2016 Festival of South Asia located in the Gerrard India Bazaar this past weekend, July 16…

Lahore Tikka House on Eid al Fitr

  On July 7th we lined up at Lahore Tikka House to partake in the festivities of Eid al Fitr. While filming the documentary, we met people who had come from far and wide to enjoy this bustling palace of food, and to celebrate and enjoy an Eid feast. This restaurant is a food mecca, known globally, and…