One of Toronto’s Oldest BIA’s
The Gerrard India Bazaar Business Improvement Area (BIA) was formed in 1982 to promote the area’s businesses and coordinate events. We are the largest main street marketplace of South Asian goods and services in North America.
The Gerrard India Bazaar BIA proudly represents over 125 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.

Meet our Gerrard India Bazaar

Board Members

Chand Kapoor, Chair

Property Owner

Inder Jandoo, Vice Chair

Sonu Saree Palace

Gurdip Khorana, Treasurer

Kala Kendar

Chandan Singh, Secretary

Chandan Fashion

Mit Patel, Director

Moti Mahal Restaurant

Gulshan Alibhai, Director

Lahore Tikka House

Govind Mahtani, Director

Nucreation Fashions

Meet our Gerrard India Bazaar

BIA Staff

Tasneem Gandhi Bandukwala

Executive Director

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