March 23, 2008

Bangla Town in Toronto

Bangladeshis are migrating in Canada in growing numbers. The of Canada writes about emerging Bangla Town in Toronto:
Ground-level storefronts like Miah's – bustling grocery stores, movie rental shops, the Desh Pharmacy and businesses offering help with taxes – may be the public face of Little Bangladesh, a stretch of Danforth between Dawes Rd. and Victoria Park Ave., just south of Crescent Town.

The first wave of Bangladeshis arrived as refugees after the 1971 war of liberation from Pakistan, followed by a trickle of skilled immigrants in the 1990s. Those who have had a Western education are more likely to have arrived recently.
A Bengali in To writes about more Bangladesh news in Toronto.