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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
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
Chinook Blast comes to Kensington!
Chinook Blast: New mid-winter festival set to light up Calgary
The festival will feature outdoor art, light installations, ice sculptures, firepits, walking tours and more — an ideal reminder that winter can be more about celebration than hibernation. Learn more in this Calgary Herald article.
We’re excited to announce Kensington Love, a series of outdoor winter activations during the month of February in conjunction with Chinook Blast. Find fire pits on the Kensington Plaza from 12 Noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Find an art activation set up alongside the fire pits where you can take selfies for social media — use #KensingtonLove and tag us @kensingtonyyc. Watch our social media for contests too!
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.
Kensington's Monthly Art Grant
Kensington is seeking artist submissions for microgrants for permanent public art projects. We will be granting $200 a month to an artist to create a new art installation in the area.
Learn how you can apply here.
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:
- Kensington Transit-Oriented Development Streetscape and Public Realm Improvements
- Hillhurst-Sunnyside Streetscape and Public Realm Improvements
- West Hillhurst Streetscape and Public Realm Improvements
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.
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By Rachel Feddema, NextHome.ca | April 30, 2020Welcome to Kensington; a historic area with of vibrant shops and local businesses in the heart of...