Commercial Drive or “The Drive” is a street and neighbourhood in Vancouver’s east end, with its most prominent area running roughly 20 blocks. The neighbourhood is an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, bars, and cafés. It is also the city of Vancouver’s designated Little Italy, representing more than 60 years of Italian heritage.
In this archive, you will find photos of the street, its buildings and stores, restaurants, bars, the cars and the people from the various time periods.
The Vancouver Archives are some of the best city archives in Canada, displaying thousands of images from around Vancouver, British Columbia and even the rest of Canada. Each time I visit I get lost in […]
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