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12 DAYS OF TELUS BUSINESS GIVEAWAYS // TELUS Business cares about supporting small businesses and want to show them the love they deserve during this challenging year. They have teamed up with the Kensington BRZ to giveaway 12 $100 gift cards to a Kensington businesses of your choice.

Day 3: Finding the right gift can be stressful. Lucky for us, Kensington has many retail stores that offer a variety of gifts to cross everything off your shopping list! TELUS Business is giving away a $100 to gift shop of your choice.
To enter:

Make sure you're following @kensingtonyyc and @telusbusiness

Tag a Kensington business that is your go-to shop for gifts

Tag a friend that should enter the contest too!

Contest closes December 15, 2020.



#kensingtonlove #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensington #calgary #yyc #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #telus #partnership #contest #win #yycrestaurants #calgaryrestaurants #calgaryfood #clothing #yycclothing #yycfitness #jewelry #sweets #gifts #shop
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12 DAYS OF TELUS BUSINESS GIVEAWAYS // TELUS Business cares about supporting small businesses and want to show them the love they deserve during this challenging year. They have teamed up with the Kensington BRZ to giveaway 12 $100 gift cards to a Kensington businesses of your choice.

Day 2: Gifts for our furriends and family. TELUS Business is giving away a $100 gift card to a gift store or pet store of your choice in the neighbourhood to get a gift for that special someone or supplies and treats for your pets!

To enter:
Make sure you're following @kensingtonyyc and @telusbusiness

Tag a Kensington business that you shop for your furriends and family at!

Tag a friend that should enter the contest too!

Contest closes December 15, 2020.



#kensingtonlove #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensington #calgary #yyc #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #telus #partnership #contest #win #yycrestaurants #calgaryrestaurants #calgaryfood #clothing #yycclothing #yycfitness #jewelry #sweets
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12 DAYS OF TELUS BUSINESS GIVEAWAYS // TELUS Business cares about supporting small businesses and wants to show them the love they deserve this year. They have teamed up with the Kensington BRZ to giveaway 12 $100 gift cards to a Kensington businesses of your choice.

Day 1: Holiday season often means baking and cooking at home with family. TELUS Business is giving away a $100 gift card to a Kensington business that you grocery shop at!
To enter:

Make sure you're following @kensingtonyyc and @telusbusiness

Tag a Kensington business that you would do your grocery shopping at!

Tag a friend that should enter the contest too!

Contest closes December 15, 2020.



#kensingtonlove #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensington #calgary #yyc #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #telus #partnership #contest #win #yycrestaurants #calgaryrestaurants #calgaryfood #clothing #yycclothing #yycfitness #jewelry #sweets
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12 DAYS OF TELUS BUSINESS GIVEAWAYS // The Kensington BRZ is excited to announce a partnership with @telusbusiness to show some love to the small businesses of Kensington this holiday season. Starting tomorrow, everyday we will be giving away a $100 gift card to a Kensington business of your choice. From clothing, sweets, jewelry and more, Kensington is the perfect place to shop locally this holiday. Stay tuned as we announce the TELUS Business giveaways for the next TWELVE days! Good luck and happy contesting ☃️🎄❄️



#kensingtonlove #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensington #calgary #yyc #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #telus #partnership #contest #win #yycrestaurants #calgaryrestaurants #calgaryfood #clothing #yycclothing #yycfitness #jewelry #sweets
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CHRISTMAS IN KENSINGTON // Christmas in Kensington is on every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.! Walk the lit up streets of Kensington as you window shop from store-to-store with your family.

Our activations for families include:

~Roaming Santa Claus to take pictures from 6 feet apart
~A bonfire outside of The Plaza theatre to warm your hands up
~Princess Elsa and Anna walking the streets waving
~A roaming magician and juggler to watch crazy tricks

*Please be aware of social distancing requirements with all performers. A 6 ft spacing requirement is required for all activations.*

Retail businesses will have reduced capacity and enhanced cleaning measures to ensure shoppers safety. We encourage you to support our small businesses during this challenging year.

If you choose to not shop in person this year many Kensington businesses have continued to offer curb side pick up throughout the holiday season and are just a phone call away! Check out our Kensington website for a full business directory.
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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING // @hair2000yyc
is offering 25% off all retail products this evening from 5-9 p.m.



#kensingtonlove #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensington #calgary #yyc #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #hair #product #yycsalon #yychair #special #save
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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING // Tonight is the night and lucky for us our friends at @freehouseyyc have gotten into the holiday spirit and will be serving up eggnog and ginger snaps! They are also launching their coat & toy drive tonight - donate a gentle used or new coat/toy and receive $5 off your bill.
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#kensingtonlove #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensington #calgary #yyc #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #yycrestaurants #calgaryrestaurants #calgaryfood
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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING // Enjoy the classic escape room experience at @trappedcalgary, paired with a delicious Nanaimo bar cocktail for only $29. See you tomorrow from 5-9 p.m.



#kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyc #calgary #yycliving #calgaryliving #calgarylife #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #holiday #trapped #escaperoom #escape #cocktails #special #save
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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING // @kensingtonwm is offering 15% off on wine and 10% off on beer & spirits on Nov. 19 from 5-9 p.m. Start your weekend early with these great specials!



#kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyc #calgary #yycliving #calgaryliving #calgarylife #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #holiday #wine #beer #spirits #alcohol #special #save
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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING // Our friends at @goodtradeco will be offering 25% off on all drinks tomorrow night during our late night shopping evening. Stay warm sipping on one of their delicious drinks while you shop the streets!
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#kensington #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonyyc #kensingtonlove #calgary #yyc #calgarycoffee #goodtradeco #yyccoffee
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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING // @thekensingtonpub will wet your whistle with $6 drinks specials for Late Night Shopping this Thursday from 5-9 p.m.



#kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyc #calgary #yycliving #calgaryliving #calgarylife #supportlocalyyc #shoplocalyyc #holiday #drink #drinks #food #chill #cozy #special #save
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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

Christmas in Kensington
is on every Saturday from now until
Christmas from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Walk the lit up streets of Kensington as you window shop from store-to-store with your family.
 
Our activations include:
  • Roaming Santa Claus to take pictures from 6 feet apart
  • A bonfire outside of The Plaza theatre to warm your hands up
  • Princess Elsa and Anna walking the streets
  • A roaming magician and juggler ~ watch their crazy tricks!
*Please be aware of social distancing requirements with all performers. 6 ft spacing is required for all performers.*
 
Retail businesses will have reduced capacity to ensure shoppers safety. Many Kensington businesses have continued to offer curbside pick up throughout the holiday season and are a quick phone call away.

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 here: Social Distancing Practices

All persons must wear a face covering in indoor public premises and in public vehicles. 
Resources: Bylaw 26M2020
Face Covering Notice (for business to display)
Bylaw Q&A Sheet

eNewsletters

2020 
Annual General Meeting

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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The Kensington BIA Annual General Meeting was hosted on Oct 21, 2020.

Our Annual Report and detail are now availabe on our AGM page. Details include a whopping $1.5M grant for additional streetscape and the Levy amount is staying the same for our members (for a fifth year in a row).

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!”

“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.”