Gerrard India Bazaar - Toronto

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Gerrard India Bazaar / Toronto's Little India is retail stretch of Gerrard Street between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. There are many Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Afghan and Sri Lankan restaurants, caf├ęs, clothing shops, electronic goods, religious goods & home decor stores. The primary target is catering to the South Asian-Canadian communities, although it is becoming more popular with the general population. It celebrates the annual Festival of South Asia annually in late August.

It is one of the largest South Asian marketplaces in North America with over 100 buisnesses. The area does not actually have a large South Asian population, (unlike chinatown).

Merchants have former the "Gerrard India Bazaar Business Improvement Area" (BIA).[3] The BIA sponsors events in the area.

The neighbourhood's south asia history began in 1972 when businessman Gian Naaz purchased the Eastwood Theatre and began to show Bollywood films and Pakistani films.



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