#KensingtonYYC is full of so many cozy hubs for working or connecting. โ˜• | Photo: @susiegoeswest .
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We are so thankful we want to howl it to the world! We are grateful for all the small businesses that call #kensingtonyyc home and grateful to all the people who support those businesses. Happy #Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ’š Photo: @nyadoingthings .
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Yesterday we bid farewell to @starbucks in #KensingtonYYC. We want to thank everyone who worked in this location, for being excellent members of our community for so many years. ๐Ÿ’š Art: @ashley_oshiro_art
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Looking to find the perfect pie for #Thanksgiving weekend? @dailyhiveyyc just released a list of the best pies in #Calgary, and @piejunkieyyc made the list! Just look at this thing! ๐Ÿ‚ {Photo: @piejunkieyyc}
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Happy #NationalTacoDay! ๐ŸŒฎ Have you ever tried tacos from our friends at @haydenblockyyc? ๐Ÿ˜ (Photo credit @haydenblockyyc) .
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Happy #InternationalCoffeeDay โ˜• Celebrate with one of these #kensingtonyyc cafes: @the_roasterie @highergroundcafe @espressocafeyyc @regalcatcafe @secondcupkensingtonyyc @starbucks @timhortons | Photo: @the_roasterie
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Hiding from this early snowfall. ๐Ÿ“ธ @mimioandco @shorkieoscar
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One of the MANY great photos from #ParkingDayYYC last Friday in #kensingtonyyc. It was such an amazing day full of creativity, innovation and neighbours. ๐Ÿ“ธ @ucalgarysapl .
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A new public art space that doubles as a jam spaceโ€”we love #kensingtonyyc! Have you seen #quartetyyc yet? Located under the LRT bridge on Memorial Drive. Thank you @micropainter! .
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Tomorrow, @cravecupcakes celebrates their 15th birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ And to celebrate, they are giving away FREE cupcakes! Details on their page. | Photo @cravecupcakes .
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We have the best view ๐Ÿ˜ #kensingtonyyc | Photo @lesleyjo_jo
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This is what Mondays should look like. โค๏ธโ˜• @thehexcafe | Photo @trappedunderice .
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Welcome to Kensington!ย 

With over 270 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 Calgaryโ€™s finest coffee or spend the night listening to live music โ€“ Kensington has it all! Considered Calgaryโ€™s Urban Village, Kensington offers a unique, inner-city experience. Located just off the Sunnyside LRT Station and walking distance from downtown, itโ€™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.

271 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

20-40 events per year
reaching up to 70,000 peopleย 

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

Local News & Projects

City of Calgary is seeking feedback on the eScooter pilot project. Complete the survey online by clicking here.

PARKing Day: A Gallery

PARKing Day: A Gallery

PARKing Day in Kensington was a colourful and interactive success! Pedestrians interacted with many explorative exhibits in parking stalls all along Kensington Road NW. Artists, architects, neighbours, City departments and community groups explored how public spaces...

Learn about our neighbouring communities!

Learn about our neighbouring communities!

Did you know? Our surrounding neighbourhoods of Hillhurst/Sunnyside provide approximately 80% of Kensington businesses' clients, customers and visitors! The Hillhurst/Sunnyside Community Association has recently written a great article about the population and...

Employment Law Resources

Employment Law Resources

Our September 10th BIA Member's Breakfast was informative! We learned about changes and issues in employee management and HR. Peninsula provided several useful reference handouts to those who attended. As promised, we are providing copies to all members as the...

#LoveYYC – Tourism Calgary Campaign (Get involved!)

#LoveYYC – Tourism Calgary Campaign (Get involved!)

#LoveYYC Day returns on Saturday, Nov. 2 to encourage Calgarians to explore their city and to share stories about the people, places and experiences that make Calgary so unique. ย  Tourism Calgary's valued partners make this event possible by submitting compelling...

eScooter Info Sheet

eScooter Info Sheet

We're seeing hundreds of scooters operating in Kensington daily. Learn the City of Calgary rules on scooter operation from this handy infographic.ย 

New Member Directory Launched!

New Member Directory Launched!

We are so pleased to have launched our new directory with mapping and member listings for all of our businesses! You can check it out here!

Featured Businesses

Pranic Forest

Pranic Forest

Pranic Forest is a brick and mortar shop here in Kensington. Walking into the shop almost feels like a dream - the crisp white aesthetic combined...

Pet Planet Kensington

Pet Planet Kensington

This month, we got to sit down with a new Kensington business, Pet Planet! With the undeniable pet-friendliness of the Kensington neighbourhood,...

asana studios

asana studios

Walking into asana studios, Kensingtonโ€™s newest yoga/barre/HIIT studio, is like walking into a welcoming, calm and beautifully-laid-out lounge....

Espresso Cafe

Espresso Cafe

Owner Sunny Sidhu and Manager Brittany Warren open up about Kensingtonโ€™s newest coffee shop, Espresso Cafe. Now open for four months, Espresso Cafe...

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!”

“Kensington is a fun and funky community like no other in Calgary. A must see for all who visit.”

“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.”