|Saleem Retail & Wholesale
From left to right: Mohammad Saleem and son Abdul-Rehman Saleem
Saleem Retail & Wholesale was founded in 2008 by Mohammad Saleem (aka Saleem). Saleem came to Canada from Pakistan in 1996. His first business in Canada was a convenience store called “The Friendly Smoke” which also sold groceries and meat. Then in 2001 he expanded his business and renamed it to “Friendly Supermarket”. In 2008 Saleem had a chance to buy a building on Gerrard Street East and moved into his current location, renaming his business “Saleem Retail & Wholesale”.
photo © Paul Hart for Village of Dreams Productions Inc.