The colourful street art and shops of Toronto's Little India neighbourhood

Little India

South Asian culture abounds in this vibrant neighbourhood, where hole-in-the-wall “chaat houses” (serving traditional Indian street food) co-exist with trendy new brewpubs and art galleries. The jewel-in-crown of the area is the Gerrard India Bazaar, the biggest South Asian market in North America, packed with jewellery, furnishings, spices and silks.

Don’t miss:

  • Authentic North Indian and Pakistani cuisine at Lahore Tikka House 
  • A sea of tea lights every November for Diwali 
  • The city’s most popular Egyptian brunch at Maha’s Egyptian Restaurant. Insider tip: get there early to skip the line
  • The cinematic finds at Bollywood Music Centre
  • Stocking up on your spice supply at Kohinoor Foods

BOUNDARIES: On Gerrard Street East, between Coxwell Avenue and Greenwood Avenue.

PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Take the 22 bus southbound from Coxwell subway station.

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