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Historic “The Drive” will be home to The Cut, East Van’s newest and rarest collection of townhomes and garden flats, just steps from Trout Lake

By Michelle Hopkins2023-03-20

Known to locals as “The Drive”, the iconic Commercial Drive is arguably one of the city's most cultured, vibrant and colourful neighbourhoods. It is within this sought-after postal code that The Cut, a community of 36 residences steps from Trout Lake, the only natural lake in Vancouver, will make its home.

A collaboration between fabric and Ergas Group, two highly regarded, developers with more than five decades of combined experience, you can expect functional, livable and beautifully curated residences. 

The Cut

Intentional design, smart layouts and quality finishes combine to create an exceptional living experience at The Cut

Bursting with life, Commercial Drive or The Drive ranks high on the list of homeowners. It’s where hipsters and businessmen, families and newcomers, live together in one of the coolest East Vancouver neighbourhoods – one which is steeped in history.  Not only that, but within a 22-block radius, you have access to more than 300 independent merchants, including fabulous ethnic restaurants, starting right outside your door. All of the essential services are located nearby, most of the time within walking distance.

The Cut

Foodies! The Drive has you covered. Many of the things to do on Commercial Drive revolve around eating, and you can go for the cuisine from different parts of the globe, or to fabulous eateries offering locally grown food. 

Situated right on the Central Valley Greenway, a 24 km bike path connecting False Creek to the New West Quay and surrounding a tranquil amenity courtyard, The Cut offers design-forward one, two and three-bedroom garden flats and two and three-bedroom townhomes across four, three-storey buildings. Boasting eye-catching expressive architecture with curved metal corners, the residences, ranging from 591 square feet for a one-bedroom garden flat to 1,345 square feet for a three-bedroom townhome, will feature innovative kitchens fitted with a Dekton countertop and backsplash, full-height cabinetry and tonal colour schemes to emphasize minimalism. Homes at The Cut will also feature individually controlled air conditioning and outdoor space for each home including stunning rooftop terraces for the townhomes with water/gas connections and beautiful mountain views to the North.    

The Cut

The Cut residents will share a central courtyard with a barbecue and dining area, a kid’s play space, and a communal gathering space lush with landscaping, turning neighbours into friends, and instantly fostering community. 

Additional modern amenities include underground parking, secure storage and a place to park and repair your bicycle. 

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With a high walkable score, The Cut is within short walking distance of numerous parks including Trout Lake, which hosts a popular Farmers’ Market, the Trout Lake Community Centre and within blocks of both the Renfrew and Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Stations. For young families, it is a short walk to eight local schools such as Laura Secord Elementary and Vancouver Technical Secondary.  St. Francis Assisi, Our Lady of Sorrows, Notre Dame and Stratford Hall, to provide a wide range of options as well as the Italian Cultural Centre. 

With every possible amenity at your doorstep, you can leave your car at home. This is your opportunity to live in an iconic East Vancouver neighbourhood, right on the Central Valley Greenway and just a short walk to Trout Lake, two Skytrain stations and all the shopping and dining that The Drive has to offer.

The Cut

Residing at The Cut is one-of-a-kind living in Vancouver’s most eclectic, outgoing and historic neighbourhoods – Commercial Drive. Arriving Summer 2025. Visit or email [email protected] to register now to live in arguably the coolest, culturally rich neighbourhood in East Vancouver. The Cut Sales Centre, located at 1816 Commercial Dr., will open soon by appointment.

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