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F45 KENSINGTON // As we jump back into our fall fitness routine @f45_training_calgarykensington has found the new normal of celebrating a killer workout!
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KENSINGTON NIGHT MARKET // The final Kensington night market is coming up this Thursday evening starting at 5pm. Check out the @thedowntownmarkets to find more information on which vendors you can check out this week!
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ESPRESSO CAFE // Kensington is a hot spot for a good cup of coffee and @espressocafeyyc provides exactly that! The swanky interiors mixed with delicious food make for a perfect spot to meet up with old friends or check out on a first date.
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BODEGA // We may not be able to vacation to the Caribbean this year but we can still indulge in the delicious cuisine by hitting up @bodegacalgary! Pictured is their Caribbean inspired mac and cheese.
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FLIPPIN BURGERS // It’s hard to ever go wrong with a burger especially if it’s from @flippnburgers !
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CUISINE ET CHATAEU // Join in on an interactive Japanese bento sushi class at the @cuisinechateau culinary centre this Friday! Check out their page for more details on upcoming classes.
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PAGES // Colder weather means spending more time indoors. Your local independent book store @pagesbooks has you covered with some great reads to cozy up with this fall.
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NIKOS BISTRO // Have you checked out this family run business? The intimate Italian bistro offers big flavours at modest prices. Worth putting on your weekend to-do list!
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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK // Blanco Cantina is the ultimate spot for a fiesta. With over a 100 tequilas and spirits, build your own nachos and special margarita concoctions - they know how to have a good time. Best of all their happy hour from 3-5pm and 9pm-close is better known as “halfy-hour” as they offer 50% tequila, margs, tacos and more! Welcome to Kensington @blancoyyc
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10th STREET BOXING // Calgary’s only boutique and professional boxing gym @10thstreetboxing can be found in Kensington! Their promise to be unpretentious, real and personal makes the space inviting to try out traditional boxing for the first time. Check them out!
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MVP BARBERS // Check out this spectacular shot by @mvpmodernbarbers_kensington. If you are looking for a fresh cut they are located in the heart of Kensington beside Side Street Pub!
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SOLE TO SOUL // With fall just around the corner a closet shoe swap is about to happen! @soletosoulfootwear offers quality brands that will last you more than just a season. From sorels to blundstones they have you covered!
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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 250 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

Surrounding population of
 10,000+ residents

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

Kensington is Open!

Many of our businesses are open offering curbside pick-up, deliveries, online ordering and essential open storefronts, #shoplocal #consciousconsumer

PARK(ing) Day 2020

PARK(ing) Day is coming back to Kensington!
Sept 18-20, 2020

PARK(ing) day is coming up this weekend!

Learn more in the City of Calgary info package available here.

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

New Public Space Mask Bylaw

New: 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

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Free website assistance

Many of our Calgary small businesses took a hit during COVID-19, and several more are looking at how they’re going to recover. To help, the City of Calgary has teamed up with Digital Main Street and Google Canada to provide free website builds  (cont…)

Featured Businesses

 

Lawyers? Yes!

Protecting clients’ interests and resolving legal matters as
efficiently as possible.

Aarbo Fuldauer LLP Lawyers

Pick it up, put it down... repeat!

Largest retailer of specialty exercise and fitness equipment in Canada
Fitness Depot

Beautify your home!

Furniture, home décor, gifts & custom designed upholstered items, all right in Kensington!
Metro Element

Live, work and play - pain free!

Chiropractor, ART & Cold Laser Therapy to get you moving and pain-free once again.
Shepard Health

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.”