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Experience What North America's Largest South Asian Mainstreet Marketplace has to Offer

This slice of the Indian subcontinent offers a wide selection of products and services exhibited in an exotic display of sights, sounds, tastes and aromas.

On this iconic Toronto food tour, you will be treated to twenty (20) tastings as you visit six (6) fine-food shops, restaurants and bakeries over a delicious afternoon.

We have a strong tie to the arts community in the East End with organizations like The Blue Crow Gallery, Clay Space Studio, Gerrard Art Space, and East End Arts. Not to mention our amazing local murals.⁠ More info coming soon!

Learn more about the origins of our beloved BIA starting with the Historic Naaz Theater. © 2016 Village of Dreams Productions Inc

We are working on coordinating a number of local learning opportunities for small groups. More info coming soon!

Our BIA is a cultural hub, and home to a significant number of South Asian Owned businesses – Attracting visitors from not only within the GTA – But across the globe.

Looking for local woman-owned businesses in the East End? Here are some that deserve your love and support!

If an assortment of delicious curries, dosa, desi burger, indian sweets or freshly baked naan are your cup of chai, you've come to the right place!

A number of our local business owners have taken their shops online, making it easier to find and purchase whatever you need, from the comfort of your own home.

You don’t need to be South Asian to enjoy the attractions of this lively enclave, located along Gerrard Street between Coxwell and Greenwood, a BIA since 1982. Here you'll find an abundance of exotic delights. Colourful saris, exquisite fabrics, mouth-watering regional delicacies and delightful dining, dazzling jewellery, traditional musical instruments, audio and video entertainment and so much more; all await you at the Gerrard India Bazaar.

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There is always something happening at the Bazaar! Check out the latest events here.

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We May Be Small – But We Have It All

Discover over 125 shops and restaurants which represent the many regional diversities of South Asian culture, food, music and products.

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The Gerrard India Bazaar Business Improvement Area (BIA) proudly represents over 100 business with over 500 employees. Our boundaries span Gerrard Street East from Glenside Ave to Coxwell Ave

Live Here

Gerrard India Bazaar is a highly desirable neighbourhood within the boundaries of Leslieville, Toronto, with a notably high public realm ranking. Described as a ``very bikable, walker's paradise with excellent transit options`` by officials.

Work Here

Gerrard East is home to over 125 South Asian shops importing specialty groceries and vibrant fabrics. The BIA helps to empower and promote local businesses through shared resources, insights and marketing efforts.

Play Here

Our Mainstreet Market is in the Greenwood-Coxwell neighborhood in Toronto. Nearby parks include Coxwell Avenue Playground, Greenwood Park and Fairmount Park. We have a number of great experiences, festivals and tours during the summer months.

Shop Here

The BIA encourages everyone to exert influence with your purchasing choices. Shopping local has a number of significant community benefits including a reduced environmental impact, job creation, supporting diversity, local prosperity, and increased face time with neighbours.

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Artwork by Rosena Fung via The ‘Main Street Art Challenge’ One of 42 new artworks across the City of Toronto, brought to life in collaboration with BIA's, The STEPS Initiative and 25 local creatives; many of whom identify as emerging or BIPOC artists.

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What Our Visitors Are Saying

The Bazaar is a fantastic local destination to spend the day exploring with friends, family, or even solo!

How to Reach Us

Some street parking available on Gerrard East and surrounding areas. Municipal Parking available Between Craven Road and Rhodes Ave.

We are less than a 30-minute ride from Downtown Toronto via the 506, 22A, and 32B. Skip the traffic and hassle of parking.

Thanks to Toronto's growing cycling infrastructure you will find nearby bike lanes on Danforth Ave, Dundas Street, and Greenwood Ave, which can lead you directly to the Bazaar. Although Gerrard East doesn't have designated bike lanes, many locals still active cycle here.

Explore On Foot

Gerrard Street East has a Walk Score of 90 out of 100. This location is a Walker’s Paradise so daily errands do not require a car.

Contact Us

Gerrard India Bazaar BIA Office

1426 Gerrard Street East,

Toronto, Canada

M4L 1Z6

 

416-465-8513

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