Sunday 16th August was the 69th anniversary of India’s independence. Celebrations here in Toronto included Panorama India, a festival at Yonge Dundas Square.
There was a small but energetic and colorful parade on the streets around the Eaton Center.
The festival also featured vendors, music and speeches.
A few protesters waved flags and and carried signs and banners protesting against the Indian army’s presence in Kashmir. They stood on the sidewalk across the street from the festival.