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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.

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA – FROM THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY

By Drive Admin | May 17, 2018

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA – FROM THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY On the corner of Grant and Commercial is literally the heart of Vancouver’s own  Little Italy. What unveiled in March is a beautifully designed and renovated Sopra Sotto Pizzeria that now stands on the southeast corner, a business formerly known to many as Café Roma. Generations Read more…

Bandidas Taqueria – THE DRIVE’S MOST WANTED

By Drive Admin | May 16, 2018

Bandidas Taqueria – THE DRIVE’S MOST WANTED When it comes to vegetarian and vegan cuisine in Vancouver, Commercial Drive is a leader, with many diverse restaurants and shops. A big hug also to the animal based kitchens that do their best to cater their vegetarian and vegan guests! If you go south of the border Read more…

The Business of Being Positive
Womyns’ Ware | Your Open Closet

By Drive Admin | April 18, 2018

The Business of Being PositiveWomyns’ Ware | Your Open Closet Education aside, there is no question the media has a lot to do with people’s perception upon how we behave towards, and how we even shop for you know… ”SEX”—Yes, it’s sex. A frequently misguided term, inherently defined as an activity as well as gender Read more…

Empower Health – Real Solutions for Real People – Integrated Health

By Drive Admin | March 11, 2018

Empower Health – Real Solutions for Real People – Integrated Health It is a concept with a powerful title. They are an integrated team of medical, naturopathic, alternative, and wellness professionals. We can take comfort in our community, that there is a wonderful treatment facility that offers such services, which are integrated and modulated to Read more…

Kulinarya Filipino Eatery – Restaurant success is best when served twice!

By Drive Admin | March 19, 2018

Kulinarya Filipino Eatery – Restaurant success is best when served twice! Until opening its doors this past December, finding authentic Filipino cuisine in Vancouver was seemingly impossible. Thanks to Kulinarya Filipino Eatery, which is now situated at 1134 Commercial Drive, they have a chance to put this long awaited Southeast Asian cuisine on the map. 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…

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…

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