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Punjabi Market sign at E 50th Ave

Punjabi Market

Punjabi Market is a 3-block commercial district located on Main St between East 48th and East 51st avenues. Situated in the Sunset neighbourhood—an area home to one of Canada’s largest South Asian communities—the market has been a destination for South Asian culture and commerce since the 1970s.

It has historically included several Indian restaurants, sweet shops, jewellery stores, clothing stores, grocers, as well as other businesses catering to the South Asian community, local neighbourhood, and tourists. 

In 2016, in response to community concerns about the future of the Punjabi Market, Council directed staff to undertake initial work to assess existing neighbourhood policy.

What's happening

50th anniversary celebrations

Council directed staff to explore ideas related to the 50th anniversary, including public realm improvements and opportunities to envision the future of the market.

Read the council motion (23 KB)


Meetings with business owners

Do you own a business or commercial property in the area? Join us at one of the following sessions to:

  • Learn more about the Council motion
  • Discuss opportunities for business collaboration
  • Share ideas for public improvements

Tuesday, October 22, 6pm to 8pm
Roots Café, 6502 Main St

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Wednesday, October 23, 1pm to 3pm
Himalaya Restaurant, 6587 Main St

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Thursday, October 24, 9:30am to 11:30am
Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main St (arts and crafts room)

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