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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! 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.
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…
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.
GRANDVIEW PARK SUMMER SERIES FREE FAMILY FUN! 3 DAYS IN 3 MONTHS! Sunday June 17th, Sunday July 15th & Sunday Aug 19th – 2pm to 5pm The Commercial Drive Business Society brings you a series of FREE, interactive family events at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street). Join us on the third Sunday this June, July Read more…
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!
Vancouver has a long beloved history with Italian culture. So much so that in 2016 the city of Vancouver finally and unanimously declared a stretch of Commercial Drive now officially known as Little Italy. After 60 years of Italian settlement, we are still grateful to visit and experience many long-standing Italian merchants.
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.