Media Kit

Desi Express is a News & Views newspaper catering to our Canadian South Asian Heritage.

Desi Express is a free English language biweekly, publishing Thursdays, with a footprint across the GTA.

We currently have a print run of 10,000 copies with a readership of 40,000, and distribute through:

— Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, through to Hamilton in the West;

— Toronto, including Etobicoke, the Downtown Core, Little India, North York and Scarborough;

— Durham Region in the East, extending to Oshawa; and

— Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, through to Newmarket in York Region; and surrounding areas.

Desi Express strives to offer balanced coverage of issues relevant to our diverse communities. We seek to be inclusive in our outlook. We cover issues that are often ignored or dealt with in stepmotherly fashion by mainstream media. We strive to consistently include original content. Apart from Community News, Op-Ed, Entertainment, Subcontinent, etc, we include such sections as Science & Tech, Lifestyle, Puzzles, Fiction, etc, which offer readers a multi-dimensional, thought-provoking yet entertaining editorial mix.

We’re the best-read newspaper in the community catering primarily to an upper-middle-class demographic. Our readership includes influential decision-makers such as politicians, academicians and highly educated industry professionals. Beyond our own South Asian community, we’re also read by several mainstream Canadians who help shape decisions within their wider communities.

You can pick up free copies of Desi Express at popular groceries and restaurants, community centres, public libraries and faith organizations, including temples and gurdwaras. Copies are also available at several hospitals, pharmacies, and popular fast-food outlets. We also post Desi Express right to your doorstep at a nominal, subsidized rate.

We’re meanwhile steadily increasing our footprint through a regular ongoing awareness campaign that delivers complimentary copies of Desi Express to new South Asian homes every week, in different areas around the GTA.

For our advertisers too, Desi Express is a very cost-effective medium to deliver your message directly to your client. The growing South Asian demographic represents a significant chunk of consumers, especially here in the GTA. We offer very attractive rates. Do also ask about our volume discounts.

For all your advertising inquires, call 905-488-4797, or email