Calgary has declared a State of Emergency & requests social distancing practices.
Shopping & Deliveries
Many of our Kensington businesses are still open or have changed their business model to home-delivery service. Please contact our businesses directly to inquire about the options available to you. We continue to encourage you to #shoplocal and support small businesses safely.
Social Distancing & Safe Shopping
If you are visiting our shops and eateries, we encourage you to practice safe social distancing by staying 2M away (two arm’s lengths) from others you meet in public settings. The Government of Canada has provided clear directions here: Social Distancing Practices
“We are in this together,
even though we are far apart.”
Dr. Deena Hindshaw
The City of Calgary information is provided via Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA): CEMA Updates
Resources and support for small business employers / employees:
COVID-19 Support for Employers and Employees
Resources and updates for small business: Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response
Mar 27 Annoucement:
Federal govn’t boosts wage subsidy from 10% to 75%
A City-led Business Sector Support Committee is being organized. There will be BRZ ED stakeholders to advocate for your small business.
Emergency credit is availble to businesses through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Calgary Police Tip
If your business is closed please ensure you remove valuables from your windows to remove temptation in the event of an increase in vandalism. Although, to reassure you, the police are currently experiencing a decrease in call volumes providing increased capacity for more surveillance in mostly closed business districts.
Welcome to Kensington
With over 250 businesses, Kensington is one of Calgary’s most vibrant communities.
Whether you want to bike along the river, stroll the neighbourhood while sipping some of Calgary’s finest coffee or spend the night listening to live music – Kensington has it all! Considered Calgary’s Urban Village, Kensington offers a unique, inner-city experience. Located just off the Sunnyside LRT Station and walking distance from downtown, it’s possible to spend an entire day exploring the shops and restaurants, or an entire weekend by staying at one of the beautiful boutique hotels.