Komagata Maru Place sign affixed next to to the Canada Place street sign.

Komagata Maru Place

On May 18, 2021, Vancouver City Council formally apologized for historical discrimination toward the 376 passengers travelling on board the Komagata Maru steamship from British India in 1914 and declared May 23 as Komagata Maru Remembrance Day to be marked annually in Vancouver.

Komagata Maru Place as a secondary street name for Canada Place 

Council also voted to give the primary street Canada Place the secondary, honorary name Komagata Maru Place as part of our ongoing efforts for cultural redress of historic discrimination towards South Asian Canadian communities.

The location for Komagata Maru Place was chosen because it is the site closest to where the Komagata Maru ship was held in Burrard Inlet in 1914. 

Jag Nagra on her artwork for the street signs

Where to find the Komagata Maru Place signs

The 4 signs are located on the street poles at the north ends of Burrard St and Thurlow St along Canada Place.

There are also 4 eye-level storyboards with the signs to learn more about the Komagata Maru tragedy.

Moving forward

The Komagata Maru Place secondary, honorary street naming forms one part of our larger commitment to cultural redress for historical discrimination against South Asian Canadian communities.

South Asian Canadian discrimination

Learn more about our efforts to address discrimination and racism against South Asian Canadians in Vancouver.

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