Sending out warmest wishes and gratitude to all who were able to join us virtually in celebration this past week. We were not able to gather on Gerrard East for the TD Festival of South Asia in 2020, as we have done for the past 18 years. However we truly appreciate every one who has maintained connections with our community and continued to support our small business owners during this challenging time.

 

Thank you to the many shop owners, artists, and production team for making it possible to bring the festival online this year. We are so grateful for your time and efforts, and couldn’t have done this without you.

 

Want to catch up on 7 days of amazing stories, workshops, live performances and so much more? We are sharing all of our footage from the festival with you …

 Nearly 20 Years of Celebration

Amazing (Virtual) Performances

The TD Festival of South Asia is going Digital in 2020

Join us everyday during primetime for an entire week of virtual programming that celebrates South Asian culture and community.

More details coming soon…

October 4th – October 11th, 2020

Festival Highlights

Amin Dhillon

Our FSA host is a sought after national reporter, producer, podcaster, and emcee. Amin’s warm personality and energetic stage presence has made her a crowd favourite for hosting live events. From interviewing politicians to celebrities, Amin has brought viewers exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access from all of the biggest events. Born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Amin first graced the stage as Miss India Worldwide Canada before successfully crossing over to the media world.

Ketaki Sathe

Renowned Kathak (Indian Classical Dance) dancer known for her expressions, grace, footwork and knowledge in the art. She has performed globally over more than 200 shows in countries like India, South Korea, Norway, and Canada. She conducts dance classes in Toronto

Pushpinder

Frontman of a leading Bollywood band, performing across North America. From old melodies and ghazals to the latest Bollywood dance hits. Now taking special requests.

Chaand Dance Group

Bollywood and semi-classical inspired dance group choreographed  by Chandani Gooroocharan. Inspiring passion within her students, and preserving the rich history of Indian culture within the West Indian community. They have performed for many religious events and cultural events. 

Paromita Kar

She will be presenting a modern and traditional Afghan dance, as well as a traditional Rajasthani dance in traditional dress.

Just Prince

A talented independent musician who has performed internationally including India( chandigarh, delhi and manali), winning the MTV battle of bands in 2017. He has previously performed during our live festival of south Asia and other local events. He has recorded and released 1EP and 2 singles and continues to work on releasing more new music.

Bollywood Dance School

Bringing together the hottest new trends and talents of Desi Fusion Dance on a global scale, Bollywood Dance School is committed to connecting dance communities from all across the globe!

Karen Gill

Founder of ‘Heal with Kare’ takes us through a traditional flow, and also introduces us to the benefits of Aerial yoga – A fun and exciting way to practice yoga. . It combines traditional mat yoga with postures suspended in silk hammocks. By utilizing gravity and balance, you can modify and deepen the practice of fluid movements as well strengthen your physique and mental awareness. It is a wonderful way to bring life to traditional and modern asanas (poses).

Puja Amin

Owner and Director of Sanskriti Arts in Toronto and President of Bollycore! Awarded the Global Excellence award 2019 for the Best Dance and fitness studio in Canada, in Mumbai by the dance Diva Madhuri Dixit. After 17 years of spreading Indian dance and culture throughout Canada, this year has marked a new and humble beginning or Sanskriti Arts. It is the start of a ‘digital era’, embracing a fresh new approach to learning and entertainment, bringing dance and fitness classes online to the Global community.

Adam Williams

Founder of ‘Clayspace Studio’ takes us through the ritualistic process of an experienced sculptor. Exploring this creative medium is a great way to express your inner artist and even produce a one of a kind gift for friends or family! By attending workshops like those offered st Clayspace, you can train and deepen your skillset to work towards more advanced pieces. 

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The TD Festival of South Asian is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of TD Canada Trust. TD contributes to a wide range of festivals and events that celebrate the cultures of many countries. TD champions diversity and inclusion in the workplace, for their customers and their communities.

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