ARI AND BLAIR // The Ari and Blair salon is meeting, no exceeding, all of our salon goals. You are guaranteed to walk out of their doors the most confident version of yourself! Plus, their second story salon makes for the perfect spot to people watch those roaming the streets of Kensington below.
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BOOK WORM // Pages Kensington is the place to head if you want to lose track of time flipping through pages of fiction and non fiction books. They have an incredible variety of books and their shop gives us all the nostalgia feels 📚
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KENSINGTON POINTE // Does everyone automatically think of this building when day dreaming about Kensington? What businesses scream a Kensington classic to you!
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EVOLVED HEALTH // Not a big fan of the typical gym scene - check out @evolved.health! Their workout method requires only a 15 minute workout per week to give their clients a deep muscular stimulus. Their one-on-one coaching is proven to help their clients live a longer, healthier life! Plus, your first workout is FREE. .
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THE ROASTERIE // Lucky for us @the_roasterie has the best sense of humour AND the best smelling coffee shop in the city. We're pretty sure we can smell their coffee beans from all corners of Kensington... .
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PLAZA THEATRE // What a cool shot from Byron Robb of the iconic Plaza Theatre in Kensington. The theatre has been around for over 75 years playing all of our favourites classics! .
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BIRTHDAY PARTY // Did you know that Color Me Mine in Kensington hosts birthday parties for pottery or canvas painting? These girls were all smiles as they brought out their inner Picasso! 📸 @amymielke.beautycounter .
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SMALL SPACE GALLERY // Have you checked out Small Space Gallery? They offer a curated pop up shop and contemporary gallery space to create an opportunity for local creatives of all kinds to showcase their work. They can be found on 10th Street across from Safeway! .
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CANDY LAND // Find your sugar rush in the heart of Kensington at the Gummi Boutique! Featuring old school classic to bring out the little kid in you as well as the newest innovations like cinnamon coca cola and stoner mints you are sure to find your sugar high here! .
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CONTEST ALERT // We're celebrating #kensingtonlove this month and highlighting all the wonderful things there are to do in our neighbourhood with your loved ones. We're excited to have partnered up with Free House for a Galentines Girls Brunch. If mimosa's, beermosa's or buckets of bubbles are your jam tag your #girlgang and follow @freehouseyyc and @kensingtonyyc to enter to win $100 gift card!
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MONEY TALK // Not to be the bearer of bad news but tax season is slowly creeping up... We have many local accountants to help get you through the dreaded financial season - Shane Dinapoli and MMCA Associates to name a few... Check out our business directory on our website for where to find their offices in Kensington! .
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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.”