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22 AMAZING BLOCKS WITH OVER 300 SHOPS & RESTAURANTS

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

ITALIAN DAY ON THE DRIVE - JUNE  2020

 

Italian Day on The Drive!  is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community with over 150 street participants, comprised of partners, merchants, vendors and community organizations – and an estimated 300,000+ attendees of all ages and cultures.

Salons On The Drive

By DriveYVR | March 29, 2019

A hairstylist once said… “People are very loyal to their hairstylist, at least until they do something wrong with your hair and then you have to look for another.”  Which is the reason why there are so many of us! Experiencing it personally, it may very well be the truth. We all know the painstaking task of finding not just the “perfect” groomer, but to also balance everything from a price we can afford regularly, right down to a convenient location.

Tourism Vancouver Passport Challenge

By Drive Admin | April 23, 2017

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.

Summer Series

By DriveYVR | July 12, 2019

FREE FAMILY FUN! 4 EVENTS, BOTH DAY AND EVENINGS! All AGES!
SUNDAY DAYS | JULY 21 & 28 | 2pm to 5pm
FRIDAY NIGHTS | AUGUST 16 & 23 | 8PM TO 9:55PM
The Commercial Drive Business Society brings you a series of 4 FREE, interactive family events at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street). Join us on July 21, 28 and August 16 and 23!

Italian Day on The Drive

By Drive Admin | June 1, 2017

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and respective immigrant contributions in Vancouver. Commercial Drive, also known as The Drive, is home to the annual festival which transforms the street into a lively 14 block, vehicle free, celebration and community festa.

Canada Day Celebration

By Drive Admin | June 7, 2017

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
MON JULY 1, 2019 | 12:30-3:00pm | Grandview Park

FREE FAMILY FUN courtesy of the Commercial Drive Business Society and Britannia Community Centre, including local community partners at Grandview Park!

Keeping the Drive Clean

By Drive Admin | January 28, 2018

The Commercial Drive Business Society (CDBS) Street Enhancement Committee works with many local groups to keep the sidewalks and streets in our Business Improvement Area (BIA) clean and safe. In addition to our long partnership with the Kettle Friendship Society, who provide street cleaning, we also work with Rain City Housing and the City of Vancouver, who together, manage the Cold Weather Shelter at 1st and Commercial, and provide Needle Pick Ups in the Commercial Drive BIA.

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…

CAR FREE DAY ON THE DRIVE

By Drive Admin | July 6, 2017

SUNDAY JULY 7 – NOON TO 7PM / VENABLES TO N. GRANDVIEW ON COMMERCIAL DRIVE

Welcome to where it all began… 15 years ago we kicked off our first Car Free Day right here on the Drive. Commercial Drive is a creative and eclectic neighbourhood east of downtown. There are many unique shopping, food and entertainment destinations, and the community has a love for its heritage history.

BUSINESS IS KIND – Miscellany Finds

By DriveYVR | February 18, 2019

Miscellany Finds. MF is a non-profit organization owned and operated by Portia Sam, whose experience with thrift dates back even further than some of her followers. Prior to her beginnings at 1029 Commercial Drive, the store location had already served as a thrift store for 12 years prior

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