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Kettle Friendship Society
The Commercial Drive Business Society would like to congratulate the Kettle Friendship Society on 40 years of making a difference in the community!

This winter, help make sure no one goes without a new pair of socks. Bring your new sock donations to the Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre (GWCPC).

September 19, 2015
All documents shredded on-site while you watch! Suggested donation of $5 per file box. All donations go to the Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre to support neighbourhood programs.

Carpenter Shane Clausen, left, and project coordinator Julien Thomas on the site of their latest project, a ‘parklet’ in the 1900-block of Commercial Drive created by transforming two parking spots into a public space featuring planters, seating areas and tables.
Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER -- It juts out from the sidewalk, an architectural curiosity with three tables and benches that beckon.

The City of Vancouver began working with the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA), a non-profit charity based in Vancouver, to develop a large, 1.2 acre vacant plot of city owned land in the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood as a new urban agriculture initiative focused on perennial food systems.

In the spring of 2012, the City of Vancouver launched a comprehensive community planning program in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood. The process will be done through extensive public and stakeholder consultation.

This multi-venue art show on Commercial Drive featured 200 pieces of original art – all by individuals living with mental health disabilities. Many are celebrated artists in the community and have exhibited at events such as the Eastside Culture Crawl.

We are happy to share the opportunity to get involved in an exciting neighbourhood project at Commercial Drive and 11th Avenue — taking a vacant garbage-filled lot and turning it into a children’s playground.

News flash: Location is important. But how to decide the right location for you? a tour of six very busy neighbourhoods

Although the bulk of Vancouver's gay businesses and residents are clustered in the West End, another popular queer part of town is Commercial Drive. Once the home of Vancouver's ethnic Italian community, this area has since become a center for urban hipsters of all sexual orientations, with a particular preponderance of lesbians.