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A culturally rich and authentic neighbourhood, Commercial Drive - also known as The Drive - is one of the best and most colourful shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the city; and boasts home to Vancouver’s own 8 block Little Italy, representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage. Day or evening, The Drive offers 22 full blocks to explore with over 300 distinct merchants, including quaint boutiques, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a vibrant live music and bar scene, dinner and dancing, theatres, coffee houses, specialty food stores and bakeries. A one of a kind experience. Welcome to The Drive

Family Day 2018

By Drive Admin | January 18, 2018

‘FAMILY DAY ON THE DRIVE’ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 The Commercial Drive Business Society (CDBS) is proud to present our 3rd Annual ‘Family Day on The Drive’, a free community event.   You are invited to us on Monday, February 12, for an afternoon of events and activities for the entire family at Britannia Ice Rink Read more…

Little Italy Food Tour

By Drive Admin | September 21, 2017

Taste Vancouver Food Tours Every Saturday from 2:00pm – 4:30pm on Commercial Drive, our special partners at Taste Vancouver Food Tours, take those wishing to experience a unique multi-establishment food, history and tasting in some of our fine Italian establishments. They couple this with an interactive guide to learn about the history that has made Read more…

Commercial Drive Business Society Donates $2,000 to the GWCPC

By Drive Admin | September 17, 2017

Commercial Drive Business Society Donates $2,000.00 to the GWCPC Being safe can be fun – Cops Kids, and Commercial Drive Sept. 10th at Grandview Park.   It was literally quite the show of force this past Sunday. The fun filled Sunday event brought children, men, and women together that are passionate about putting children’s safety Read more…

Kalena’s Italian Shoes and Accessories

By Drive Admin | November 29, 2017

Kalena’s Italian Shoes and Accessories Fifty years in operation is testament to the durability of any business to be sure.   Such is the case of Kalena’s Italian Shoes and Accessories standing proudly at 1526 Commercial Drive, now marking half a century.   It was founded by Carmine and Isa D’Onofrio in 1967. “My parents Read more…

Libra Room – Back in business with big cheers!

By Drive Admin | October 30, 2017

Libra Room Libra Room Returning to the drive after a long hiatus, and renovation, (a year and a half) can tough on business owners. It just might have well been the other way around too, as many in the neighborhood have been missing, and wondering when The Libra Room was to reopen. You see, the Read more…

When “FATE” brings Bakery SATE to The Drive

By Drive Admin | October 29, 2017

Bakery Sate When “FATE” brings Bakery SATE to The Drive. On the south side of the Broadway skytrain station, thrives another section of the community on the drive that is constantly moving, and evolving. More than three years ago, one of the newer commercial developments at 12th and Commercial stood empty for quite some time. Read more…

Belgian Fries

By Drive Admin | October 23, 2017

Belgian Fries Belgian Fries If Poutine is your thing, look no further than Belgian Fries ‘On the Drive’! It’s sure to be your little slice of heaven.   Situated at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Commercial since 1999, Ali Faghani took over the operation four years later and expanded not only the premises, but Read more…

Cannibal Cafe

By Drive Admin | October 23, 2017

Cannibal Cafe Cannibal Cafe Described as an informal, punk rock-themed burger joint, Cannibal Café ‘On the Drive’ certainly lives up to the billing.  Looking every bit the diner it is, Cannibal Café prides itself on venerable staples such as burgers and fries but offers so much more. “It’s been running for about four years and Read more…

Fets Whisky Kitchen

By Drive Admin | August 11, 2017

Fets Whisky Kitchen Fets Whisky Kitchen To the seasoned spirits aficionado, there is no place in Western Canada quite like Fets Whisky Kitchen; Vancouver’s premier Whisky Bar.   In fact, with well over 800 different types of whisky currently on the menu and more arriving all the time, it just may be the premier spot Read more…

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