is this Friday in Kensington! 
Designers, students + orgs will take over 20 parking spots and turn them into creative public spaces for 1 day.
Spark your imagination on what a 2.4×5 m space can be when it’s not, well, parking. 12 – 6 pm on Kensington Road & Kensington Crescent. Learn more here.

A new public art space that doubles as a jam space—we love #kensingtonyyc! Have you seen #quartetyyc yet? Located under the LRT bridge on Memorial Drive. Thank you @micropainter! .
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Tomorrow, @cravecupcakes celebrates their 15th birthday 🎉 And to celebrate, they are giving away FREE cupcakes! Details on their page. | Photo @cravecupcakes .
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We have the best view 😍 #kensingtonyyc | Photo @lesleyjo_jo
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This is what Mondays should look like. ❤️☕ @thehexcafe | Photo @trappedunderice .
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A look at the @swizzlestickssalonspa bees! Check out their Swizzle Sticky honey in-store! 🐝 | Photo @swizzlestickssalonspa
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We have been sent many photos of these #Ford GT cars lined up in #kensingtonyyc last night. Did you happen to spot them? | Photo @wm2kto
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Last night's #CalgaryPride Block Party by @bassbus @springboardyyc was excellent! 🌈 Great photo by @micropainter
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This Rainbow Latte from @espressocafeyyc is perfect for #CalgaryPride! 🌈 Photo: @breakfastwithjiho
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Rainy days are meant for books! Head to @pagesbooks for your book fix. Reading anything good right now? 📖 Photo: @stelianie.c .
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We LOVE #kensingtonyyc art! Artist: @jsshrn .
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Kensington looks beautiful after rain. 📸 @chrissyjayvisuals_ .
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#SmallSpace is having a shop small pop-up until August 28th. "A curated artist collective focused on showcasing local makers and quality products." 📸 @smallspacegallery
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Welcome to Kensington! 

With over 270 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.

271 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

20-40 events per year
reaching up to 70,000 people 

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

Local News & Projects

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...

eScooter Info Sheet

eScooter Info Sheet

We're seeing hundreds of scooters operating in Kensington daily. Learn the City of Calgary rules on scooter operation from this handy infographic. 

New Member Directory Launched!

New Member Directory Launched!

We are so pleased to have launched our new directory with mapping and member listings for all of our businesses! You can check it out here!

Member Breakfast: Employment Law Information

Member Breakfast: Employment Law Information

Did you know that big employment law changes will impact your business in 2019? But don’t worry, we have the answers! The Kensington BIA is proud to partner with Peninsula for this Member’s Breakfast presenting on HR and Employment Relations for local Employers and...

Featured Businesses

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....

Espresso Cafe

Espresso Cafe

Owner Sunny Sidhu and Manager Brittany Warren open up about Kensington’s newest coffee shop, Espresso Cafe. Now open for four months, Espresso Cafe...

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.”