Urban Garden Apartment

Location: Commercial Drive


Commercial Drive, affectionately called ‘The Drive,’ is a vibrant, family oriented neighbourhood. For decades this area was known as ‘Little Italy’ and there remain many Italian restaurants, coffee shops, and a bocce court all within minutes of your door.

The neighbourhood has evolved into one of the hippest communities in North America and is home to:

  1. Huge variety of restaurants (vegetarian, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Greek, Ethiopian, American, Mexican, Cuban, fusion, Caribbean, Thai, etc.)

  2. Live music, art galleries, theatre, community festivals

  3. Over 20 coffee shops 

  4. Funky clothing and trendy shoe stores;  unique gift shops;  fair trade stores

  5. World class bakeries, including Fratelli’s Italian Bakery

  6. Community centre with pool, ice rink, fitness centre and library

  7. Laundromat around the corner

  8. Post office, banks, bookstores, grocery stores all within 4 blocks

Family friendly 

The Drive is very family friendly with parks, 5 playgrounds, and a family drop-in centre. Some cafes cater to pre-school children since there are a lot of families that live in the area.

Community events

There is an event almost every weekend, including Artful Sundays (art displays in the park), Car Free Commercial Drive Days, East Side Pride, Trout Lake farmer’s market, Parade of the Lost Souls, Eastside Culture Crawl, and In-the-House Festival.

Apartment location

Kitchener Street at Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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