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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.
Sunday, June 14, 2020 – 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.
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…
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…
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.