D'License to Grill (video)

Dlicense to grill

Episode #1 of a documentary series on Toronto’s Gerrard Street East. Ashim Vig has been a fixture on Gerrard Street East since Little India’s birth in the 1970’s. Starting out with a small restaurant called The Chat Hut, Ashim went on to open The BBQ Hut, a staple in Little India, and other Indian restaurants throughout Toronto. Getting out of the restaurant business in the early 2000’s, he took time to pursue other endeavours. In 2013 he decided to return to Little India and try his luck again with opening a new restaurant called D’License To Grill. However, the landscape of the area has changed and gentrification has set in. Will Ashim be able to survive?

“Such an eloquent gentleman. Thank you Ashim Vig for your positive out look on our neighbourhood and it’s people.” – Belynda Blyth