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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.

Varadero Cuban Café

By DriveYVR | December 30, 2018

As I come up to The Flower Box, owned and operated by Sacha Thompson, I can feel the unique creativity permeating with the scent of lilies from outside the doors. The flower petals sprinkled daily along the sidewalk and Figaro, the local celebrity dog, are there to greet me. What a welcome! For 15 years this local gem has been producing and delivering “Unusual Botanical Goodness” seven days a week.

The Sweet Greek – Secret recipe to success is a big heart.

By Drive Admin | August 3, 2017

East Van Inc. – East Van history meets tattoos, art and swag.

By Drive Admin | July 6, 2017

East Van Inc. East Van Inc. – East Van history meets tattoos, art and swag. East Van Inc. offers a variety of services including, tattoos, piercings, laser removal and East Van Cross merchandise. Owner Rocco Dipopolo is quite proud of his east van boutique. Along with its primary tattoo concept, the store is adorned with Read more…

St. Augustine’s

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

  St. Augustine’s Commercial Drive Blog – St. Augustine’s Boasting an ever-changing rotation of 60-plus taps, St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen is the definitive beer-forward establishment ‘On the Drive’.   Named after the patron saint of brewers, St. Augustine’s offers a variety of the best beers made in North America and prominently feature Read more…

Merchants Workshop

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

  Merchants Workshop Commercial Drive Blog – Merchants Workshop A savoury staple ‘On the Drive’, Merchants Workshop is a fresh rebrand of what was formerly known as Merchants Oyster Bar located on the northeast corner of Commercial at Gravely.   “Well we’ve never really been living up to the term ‘oyster bar’ in true title Read more…

Cabrito

By Drive Admin | May 21, 2017

Home away from Home – Da Vinci International Travel

By Drive Admin | February 5, 2018

JUNO Week 2018 | A week of live music on The Drive

By Drive Admin | March 16, 2018

JUNO Week 2018 | A week of live music on The Drive let’s hear it! Join some very talented Canadian musicians on The Drive! Check out what’s happening at Federico’s Supper Club and The Penny during Juno Week, March 19th to the 25th!     Federico’s Supper Club | federicossupperclub.com   Monday 19, 20, 21, 22nd Read more…

Commercial Drive Business Society Donates $2,000 to the GWCPC

By Drive Admin | September 17, 2017

As part of their Neighborhood Safety initiatives, the Commercial Drive Business Society makes an annual donation of $2,000.00 to the Grandview Woodland Community Policing, and this year was no exception.

The Grandview Woodland Community Policing spends its days providing crime prevention assistance and education to the Commercial Drive corridor and the surrounding area, but one of the highlights for the community is its annual outreach event, Cops, Kids & Commercial Drive held every year at Grandview Park.

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