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

Kensington Updates

Please see our Executive Director’s updates for important links and info:
April 3, 2020
March 27, 2020
March 23, 2020
March 16, 2020

“We are in this together,
even though we are far apart.”
Dr. Deena Hindshaw  

BIA Petition

Online petition started by Canadian BIAs to
lobby the federal government:

https://savesmallbusiness.ca/

Municipal Info

The City of Calgary information is provided via Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA): CEMA Updates

Provincial Info

Resources and support for small business employers / employees:
COVID-19 Support for Employers and Employees

Federal Info

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%

Support Committee

A City-led Business Sector Support Committee is being organized. There will be BRZ ED stakeholders to advocate for your small business.

Business Credit

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.  

CFIB Resources

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses’ resource page has info on employees, policies and templates available.

MYO LAB // The team at @myolab_yyc have been filling their Instagram profile with health and wellness tips! From Meal Prep Monday, Training Tuesday and Wellness Wednesday they have been providing great tips for how to stay physically and mentally healthy while at home. They also are now offering virtual dietician appointments - check them out!
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THE KENSINGTON BOX // We love when our Kensington neighbours collaborate and innovate with each other! The Kensington Box includes a variety of goodies and directly supports 10 local businesses. Click on the link in the @nakedleaf Instagram bio to purchase! The current selection includes:
The Naked Leaf - Tin of Breathe Easy Herbal
Good Trade Coffee - 1lb of Roasted Beans
Crave - 1 Package of Chocolate Cake Mix
PB&J YYC - 8oz Fresh Almond Butter & 8oz Fresh Peanut Butter
Sweet Bella - 2 Chocolate Bars
The Beehive - Handcrafted Soap
Sunnyside Market - Organic Seasoned Popcorn
Sunnyside Art - DIY Children’s Puzzle
Another Dimension - 2 Comic Books
Manana - Incense
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GRATITUDE // To all of our front-line superhero’s. Nurses, Doctors, EMS, Police, Firefighters and so many more brave individuals. Thank you will never be enough to explain our gratitude and admiration for you all. At 7:00pm each day clap your hands, bang your pots and pans and pull out the New Years noise makers outside your front porch to celebrate our Calgary superhero’s.
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TOWER CLEANERS // Weekends are typically for errands and lucky for us @towercleanersyyc offers FREE contactless pickup and delivery!
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VINE STYLES // Somehow Vine Styles knows exactly what we are thinking... As a Calgary local business supporting @vinestylesyyc is a great excuse to treat yourself to your favourite bottle of wine. They are currently open from 11am to 6pm daily!
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HOME SCHOOLING // Take your home schooling abilities to the next level with @sunnysideartsupplies . From acrylic paints to different shades of coloured pencils they are stocked up on supplies to make your students day a little brighter!
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GAME NIGHT // The @thehexcafe has more games than our minds could ever imagine! It can’t just be our families that get heated over monopoly and go into full on actor mode during charades. Comment your go-to game to play!
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SPREAD KINDNESS // Say it louder for the people in the back! Thanks to @the_roasterie for always adding positivity to each day 🥰
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LEGAL SERVICES // Did you know that Kensington is proud to have numerous lawyers if you are in need of legal services? Chittick Clark, Cozens Wiens LLP, Aarbo Fuldaur LLP and Kensington Law Group are all our educated, reputable lawyers that are ready to help with any and all of your lawyer service needs. .
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PIE JUNKIE // Happy 3.14 Day! Also known as a great excuse to purchase a pie from @piejunkieyyc to celebrate Pi Day! Their enthusiasm is so strong that they even create special pies just for today! Hurry down to Pie Junkie in Kensington before they all sell out! Besides, who doesn't love a good excuse to eat a delicious pie??
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THE URBAN SHAVE // Needing to freshen up your look for your weekend date? @theurbanshaveyyc makes sure that you look even better in person compared to your online dating profile - which is pretty much unheard of but with their talented staff they somehow manage to make it possible!
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LIFT PSYCHOLOGY // We're hoping that the winter blues are almost over but in case they're not @liftpsychology.ca is here to support you. Their team of experienced psychologists recognize the importance of building a strong therapeutic connection that is client-centered, empathetic, respectful, and non-judgmental
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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.

254 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

Surrounding population of
 10,000+ residents

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

“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.”