Member Covid-19 Resources

HIGHER GROUND // On the hunt for the perfect blend? The family owned @highergroundcafe offers delicious organic coffee and espresso. Pop by for some grab and go treats to enjoy at home or or one of Kensingtons beautiful outdoor spaces.
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BLANCO // Kensington is thrilled to be home to @blancoyyc and their fantastic Mexican dishes. Enjoy taco kits, avocado fries and freshly made salsa. Run, don't walk, to your own fabulous fiesta.

They will be open for take out.
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KISMET // @kismet_calgary will bring your spring fashion dreams to fruition! Shop safely in store or phone 403-283-1141 to order and curb-side pick-up! This month enjoy a beautiful collection of spring and summer dresses and so much more.
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PULCINELLA // @lovepulcinella's Italian faire is delicious on their heated patio or you can visit their recently opened market. Grab-and-go pre made food or order from the kitchen and bring the culinary magic home.
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GUMMI BOUTIQUE // Head over to @gummiboutique to satisfy your sweet tooth. Their variety of decadent treats are available for in-store shopping, pick-up and delivery!
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BAILEY NELSON // Now more than ever, we are exposed to blue light from our electronics. This causes strain on our eyes and hinders our sleep. Bailey Nelson will protect you with a blue light filter added to glasses and sunglasses.
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MYO LAB // @myolab_yyc takes health and wellness to the next level with a range of services that includes chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage and personal training. Visit their page to book an appointment today.



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BROOKLYN CLOTHING // Get your spring fit on at @brooklynclothing with some fresh new flannels. They specialize in Canadian made denim and high quality menswear.



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WOW CHICKEN // For real, @wowchickenyyc is serving up some the best fried chicken in the city. Crispy, juicy, tender and flavourful - kick it up a notch with their signature spicy Gang-Jeong sauce.



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PRANIC FOREST // You owe yourself time for self-care and relaxation. Elevate your tub time with bath bombs from @pranicforest.



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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.

Over 245 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

Surrounding population of
 10,000+ residents

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

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. Learn more: Social Distancing Practices

Resources: Bylaw 26M2020
Face Covering Notice (for business to display)
Bylaw Q&A Sheet

Kensington Announcements!

BIG BIG NEWS!!

Full BIA Levy Paid for by City of Calgary!

To support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic The City has applied a BIA tax credit towards the entire 2021 BIA tax levy for our Kensington Member Businesses! The BIA tax credit funding is equal to the total 2021 BIA tax levy.

Learn more about  through these links:

Business License Fees Waived for 2 Years!

City Council has approved waiving business license-related fees for a period of two years to support 40,000 businesses in Calgary as they continue responding to the challenges arising from the pandemic.
Learn More

 

The Kensington Art Walk Map is now available for download!

We’re so pleased to provide this printable
Art Walk Map for Kensington – come and explore the over 30 installations and murals in the area! You can download the map and find out more about each installation on our
Art Page here.

Exciting News: Bow-to-Bluff Construction Starting!

Bow-to-Bluff began as a citizen-led initiative focused on transforming the neglected spaces along the LRT line between the Bow River and McHugh Bluff into a green necklace of mini-parks.

Out of this award-winning engagement process, we created a design that focused on community vibrancy, safety, and beautification. 

The Kensington BIA has supported and engaged with HSCA and the City of Calgary throughout this project. We are so pleased to see it funded and getting started this spring!

Learn about the City’s plans and construction of Bow-to-Bluff

The City want’s your feedback!

The City of Calgary is undertaking three new projects our area! The City is seeking your feedback on each of these three projects. Click on the links below to visit the engagement pages for each project and to provide your feedback: 

These projects are all part of the Established Area Growth and Change Strategy. They are part of an effort to invest in our existing communities, so they can be vibrant and successful for decades to come, and to support communities and local businesses where growth and change are happening and anticipated to happen.

Opinion: Bravo to city council for showing leadership on Calgary’s downtown revitalization

Annie MacInnis – Calgary Herald – Apr 30, 2021

Great leaders have the courage to take leaps of faith to achieve their goals.

Calgary’s city council and administration were those leaders this week. Approval of the downtown strategy is a bold move, a risky move, a visionary move and the right move.

The Downtown Revitalization Strategy represents the culmination of years of hard work to mitigate the economic disaster devastating Calgary’s economy since 2015 when oil prices collapsed and a property tax crisis ensued.
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Featured Businesses!

Creative space for idea development!

 A versatile workspace supporting the needs of businesses and individuals.
Blank Page Studio

Worship and community life!

We accept each other as we are and welcome the ministry and participation of all persons.
Hillhurst United Church

Diversified sports therapy!

Focussing on functional movement and injury prevention + rehab.
Myo Lab Sports Therapy

Grab a tasty treat!

Bread and baked goods made fresh daily from quality organic ingredients.
Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

Bee your best!

An all natural body care shop that specializes in products featuring Honey
& Beeswax
The Beehive

eNewsletters

Our eNewsletters provide the most up-to date information, resources and opportunities for our member businesses written by our Executive Director, Annie MacInnis

 

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Local News

KensingtonYYC on Twitter

“One of my favourite communities in Calgary! Great for strolls, shopping, dining…you name it, Kensington’s got it!”

“It’s the perfect community for dining, shopping or just walking around. So many great local businesses!”

“Always glad
we chose Kensington to build our business.”
~ Mike, Sidestreet Pub

“I love Kensington. I’ve been visiting it for 20 years and although it keeps getting better, I love how it still has the same welcoming feel.”