Little India Struggles As Festival Popularity Soars
We've heard of the Taste of Little India festival, with streets packed to sample snacks and explore an area that isn't on top of everyone's list when going out for a weekend.
On a normal day, streets are less busy and over the past few years, more "closing sale" signs and boarded-up windows are popping up.
The local BIA isn't concerned with what seems to be a pattern over the six-block stretch, underlining every time an old store closes, a new one opens up.
But local business owners and residents are worried that the slow down in business because those who don't live in the area are going to places in Brampton and Etobicoke that have opened up over the past decade. Underlining those places have free parking so they can seem more attractive to shoppers.