"The Drive" is another name for Commercial Drive, a popular street in Vancouver in the middle, sort of, of Vancouver's Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian communities.
The street has charm and flavour, with lots of funky shops, small markets and coffee spots. It's more Latin in its character than anglo-saxon, so to speak.
The street has heritage houses along it and local authorities decided not only to renovate them but also to put some nice artsy decorations in the form of murals on some of their walls. A lazy stroll along The Drive can reveal some nice surprises for all colour sensitive folks.