Member Covid-19 Resources

KENSINGTON MARKET // We are thrilled to have the Kensington Market by @thedowntownmarkets back this Saturday, March 6 from 11a.m to 4p.m. Come down and support small local businesses! There are also two more events scheduled for April 10 and May 8.

Please contact cdelisle@demeinc.ca for application or inquiries.



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FLIPP'N BURGERS // When you need to satisfy that late night craving for something warm and juicy, @flippnburgers is open till 1 a.m. Check out their bio for delivery options.



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HEXAGON // There has never been a better time for board games and thanks to @thehexcafe you won't have any trouble finding the classics or the new game your friends have been playing on zoom - best served with a latte.



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COLOR ME MINE // Here's a fun date or family night idea, the Take & Make kits from @colormeminekensington. These kits have everything you need to get started and can be found in their online shop under the link in their bio.



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MARATHON ETHIOPIAN // Satisfy your heart and your stomach with @marathonethiopian. Their veggie platters are nutritious as they are tasty. Click on the link in their bio for pickup and delivery options.



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ART WALK SCAVENGER HUNT + ART GRANT // Follow the interactive Art Walk map to view all of the incredible public art in Kensington. The Art Walk features over 30 public art installations for you to view as you please.

Join our scavenger hunt, take a picture of at least 10 Art Walk installations and tag @kensingtonyyc in your IG stories or posts to be entered for a chance to win a $250 gift card to a Kensington business of your choice. The contest runs until the end of February.

Visit our website through the link in our bio to download the Art Walk.

Kensington has also launched an Art Grant program! We will be granting $200 a month for artists to create new installations in the community. Submit your idea and proposed location to kensington@shaw.ca

Please practice social distancing while you enjoy the exhibits. All activations are compliant with AHS health and safety protocols.



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LOVE IS LOVE // We have raised pride flags around the community as part of #KensingtonLove. Love is kind, inclusive and all encompassing. Kensington is a community where everyone can feel safe and loved. Most importantly, #loveislove.



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HEART BENCH CONTEST // The @ourparkonline Heart Bench will be on display at @theplazatheatreyyc as part of #KensingtonLove for the rest of the month for you to enjoy. Take a selfie or a photo with your loved one at the bench, tag @kensingtonyyc and #KensingtonLove to be entered to win a $150 gift card to a Kensington business of your choice. We can't wait to see your photos!

Photo: @batdogmaddy

Please practice social distancing while you enjoy the exhibits. All activations are compliant with AHS health and safety protocols.



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ARCHES CONTEST // The @chinookblast arches are down in Kensington in front of @four20yyc this weekend. To enter, tag a friend who you'd like to enjoy Chinook blast with. You will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Four20 Premium Market.

Please practice social distancing while you enjoy the exhibits. All activations are compliant with AHS health and safety protocols.



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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

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

Resources: Bylaw 26M2020
Face Covering Notice (for business to display)
Bylaw Q&A Sheet

Kensington Announcements!

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.

#KensingtonLove

We’re excited to announce Kensington Love, a series of outdoor winter activations during the month of February in conjunction with Chinook BlastFind 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: 

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.

Featured Businesses!

Healthy food, convenient & affordable

Serving fresh-made burritos, wraps, soups, salads, and frozen yogurt.
Freshii

Come find this 'Pure dead brilliant' gem!

If you’re looking for authentic Scottish, Irish, English, and Welsh items, then you’ve come to the right place!
The Scottish Shoppe

Life is too short to have boring hair!

Dedicated to the craft of hair styling and  continuing education
for all!
Ari + Blair Salon

Calgary's alternative to traditional gyms!

Offering personal training in a unique boutique-style gym setting.
Ki Personal Training

Pamper Yourself!

A comfortable and relaxing experience, right from the moment you walk in.
Pretty Pedi Nails Spa

eNewsletters

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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!”

“Always glad
we chose Kensington to build our business.”
~ Mike, Sidestreet Pub

“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.”