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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
Christmas in Kensington
is on every Saturday from now until
Christmas from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- 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!
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
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).
Ina Sidhu @ CTV News Calgary, Video JournalistAugust 26, 2020A landmark in the heart of Kensington, the owner of the Plaza Theatre is looking for...
During a City Council meeting Monday morning, councillors voted unanimously in favour of a plan to allow businesses to temporarily expand their...
The Provincial Government of Alberta a recently provided a detailed plan for re-opening the economy in stages. The Relaunch Strategy can be...
By Rachel Feddema, NextHome.ca | April 30, 2020Welcome to Kensington; a historic area with of vibrant shops and local businesses in the heart of...