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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 - SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 12 PM TO 8 PM

 

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.

Keeping the Drive Clean

By Drive Admin | January 28, 2018

Keeping the Drive Clean 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 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…

Tourism Vancouver Passport Challenge

By Drive Admin | April 23, 2017

Tourism Vancouver Passport Challenge Welcome Message to participants… 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 Read more…

DOLCE AMORE – The Gelato Mafia is TOP GUN!

By Drive Admin | April 13, 2018

DOLCE AMORE – The Gelato Mafia is TOP GUN! We all know the sweet name… “GELATO!” We can literally end this blog post right now and head over to the world of Dolce Amore aka “The Gelato Mafia” and begin the fun ritual of sampling flavors. Before we do that though, let’s take a moment Read more…

Home away from Home – Da Vinci International Travel

By Drive Admin | February 5, 2018

Da Vinci International Travel Home away from Home – Da Vinci International Travel During the month of December, the Commercial Drive Business Society held a window display contest during the holiday season to all our wonderful merchants. When choosing the best decorated storefront stood Da Vinci Travel. It was clear that this winter wonderland installation 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…

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…

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-Commercial Skytrain Station thrives another section of our 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…

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