The Concentration of South Asian communities in and around Surrey has changed the economics of Punjabi Market in Vancouver City. It is now advantage Surrey.The Punjabi market at 48th and Main is facing change of fortune.
Why? Because that’s where a lot of the South Asian population now lives. Statistics Canada reports that in 2006, there were 32,515 people with a South Asian heritage in Vancouver, and 107,810 in Surrey.
“Slowly the population moved out, or the new people who moved to Canada couldn’t afford to buy in Vancouver,” explained Sunny Khurana of the Guru Bazaar, which had been at the Punjabi Market since 1977.