Neighbourhood: Little India

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Location: On Gerrard Street East, between Coxwell Avenue and Greenwood Avenue. Transit: Take the Coxwell bus south from Coxwell subway station.

Stores in Little India

Little India is home to the Gerrard India Bazaar, North America’s largest South Asian ethnic market. Browse textile shops full of colourful silks to make the perfect sari or buy vibrant ready-to-wear clothing at import clothing shops. Find bargains on exotic home furnishings, jewellery and art from South Asia. There’s plenty to keep you busy and that’s before you even get to the Bazaar’s main attraction – the food!

Rickshaws in Lille India

The food alone makes this Toronto experience a must for any visitor. You’ll find a mix of eateries featuring delicacies from North and South India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Savour fresh tandoori chicken or rich masala dosa at an authentic “chaat house.” Plus many traditional meals contain no meat, vegetarians will feel more than satisfied with the range of delicious options.

Outside of clothing store in Little India

In July, the area is enlivened by the Festival of South Asia, a two-day extravaganza of music, dance, tasty treats and more. Then in November, hundreds of twinkling tea lights bathe the neighbourhood in a warm, magical glow as Diwali, the Festival of Lights takes over.

Street Mural in Little India

No matter what time of year you choose to visit Little India, your senses will be dazzled by the vibrant colours and aromas.

Popular Restaurants in Little India: Lahore Tikka House, Gautama and MotiMahal

Popular Coffee Shops in Little India: Lazy Daisy’s Café and Flying Pony.

Popular Bars in Little India: Eulalie’s Corner Store, Godspeed Brewery and Shamrock Bowl & Restobar

Popular Shops in Little India: Chandan Fashion, BJ Supermarket and Kala Kendar’s Music Warehouse.

Hotels Near Little India: The Broadview Hotel, The Only Backpackers Inn and Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.