CONTEST ALERT // Over 35 years in Kensington its only fitting that Higher Ground is hosting a Community Day next Saturday, February 1st from 12-4pm. Enjoy live music from @jenniferrobinmusic, sweets from @fiascogelato and some of Higher Grounds classic baked goods. Enter to win a $50 gift card by:

1. Following @highergroundcafe
2. Tagging a friend to share the love
3. Winner will be announced Friday Jan 31st
P.S. Their drink for this years @yychotchocolatefest is a Chocolate Fog 🤩
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INNOVATION // We have many businesses in Kensington that can be found behind the scenes creating innovative solutions for Calgary. Myheat shows you where the energy is escaping from your home and gives you the tools necessary for reducing energy consumption and heat loss to be more energy efficient! Check them out at myheat.ca .
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CAREER CHASERS // Looking for some advice on how land your dream job or shift into a new field of interest?? Check out Calgary Career Counselling at 305 - 1167 Kensington Crescent NW 📇 ...

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POP UP EVENT // #Repost @smallspacegallery
What: Belgian Moon x Curtis Van Charles present,𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯

Where: Small Space Gallery (424 10 St NW, Calgary, AB)

When: January 15-18, 2020

A new micro art installation is making its way to Calgary, inspired by the city itself. The Art of Being Calgarian is a collaboration between artfully crafted beer brand, Belgian Moon, and one of Calgary’s most celebrated artists, Curtis Van Charles. The collection - featuring seven pieces that pay tribute to the art of the city, its surroundings and its residents - will be housed in a pop-up gallery in Kensington for four days only!

The gallery will feature a ‘Press For Art’ vending machine installation, dispensing FREE prints of the collection for Calgarian locals. Visitors to the gallery are invited to explore the artwork, learn about what inspired each piece, then take a print home with them as a reminder of the unique art and rich culture of their hometown.

Join the Conversation on Social:

Belgian Moon - @belgian_moon -
Curtis Van Charles - @vancharlesart -
Small Space Gallery - @smallspacegallery -

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FREE HOUSE // Kensington has a new neighbour, a beer hall for food lovers, Free House. Their doors open at 4pm today and is family friendly - go check ‘em out! .
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2020 VISION // This year we all can have the perfect “2020 vision”. @baileynelsonca has their extended boxing week sale on until Jan 12th to help you score a great deal on glasses and sunglasses! 🤓😎 ...

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RIDING INTO 2020 // Have an amazing ride through the brand new year ahead. Thank you for all of your #kensingtonlove & we will see you soon on the streets of #kensingtonyyc - happy new year!
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COZY HOLIDAYS // Tis the season to unwind with boardgames & fancy coffee or whatever you fancy. @thehexcafe has all those things.
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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

Local News & Projects

#BuyLocalYYC Campaign Launched November 4th

The City of Calgary has unveiled a campaign designed to support local business owners ahead of the holiday shopping season.

The #BuyLocalYYC initiative will provide businesses with free social media and digital marketing strategies, as well as printable posters for store doors. Visit the Calgary.ca We’re Local Page for resources.

The city is reminding Calgarians of the impact purchases made today will have on the future successes and growth of Calgary businesses and Calgary’s economy as a whole. See the media coverage Kensington recieved on our Media page.

eNewsletter – Property Tax Update

eNewsletter – Property Tax Update

Dear BRZ Members: The hard work of the past year advocating for changes to the residential/non-residential property tax ratio; for help to offset increases in non-residential taxes;  and for cuts to the municipal budget to reduce property taxes has delivered progress...

Christmas in Kensington Update eNewsletter

Christmas in Kensington Update eNewsletter

Dear BRZ members, There will be a Late Night Shopping event on Thursday, December 5. Annabel from Kismet is spearheading this. Thank you for your initiative Annabel!!!! If you want to participate, please contact Annabel kismetclothing@gmail.com by November 23. Our new...

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.   Tourism Calgary's valued partners make this event possible by submitting compelling...

Featured Businesses

New to the neighbourhood: The New Forest

New to the neighbourhood: The New Forest

We love welcoming new neighbours and local businesses to our community, like The New Forest, who joined Kensington recently. The New Forest is...

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, Kensington’s newest yoga/barre/HIIT studio, is like walking into a welcoming, calm and beautifully-laid-out lounge....

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.”