Beautiful, creative finds in our neighbourhood. ๐ŸŒน Photo @hilarymayyy
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A #RemembranceDay ceremony is taking place at the #FieldOfCrosses today at 10:30AM. Lest we forget // Photo: @novlanflyfishing
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It's a good day for a warm up. โ„๏ธ๐Ÿต // Photo @the_roasterie
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The @cityofcalgary has unveiled a campaign today designed to support local business owners ahead of the holiday shopping season. The #BuyLocalYYC initiative was launched in #kensingtonyyc today with @nenshi at @kismet_calgary. Supporting local business helps our economy and creates opportunity and growth! See the City's website for details and free toolkits. .
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Do you need a detox after all that Halloween candy? Fuel up with this matcha chia bowl from @vendomeyyc! ๐ŸŒฟ Photo: @veg.fulfood
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Tomorrow is #LoveYYCDay! There are SO many amazing local businesses offering deals tomorrow, including many in #kensingtonyyc. Check out the list via @tourismcalgary. .
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This Saturday from 11am to 4pm head to @theodorecondos at 227 10 Street NW to experience the "Best of Kensington". A nod to participating #KensingtonYYC businesses like @haydenblockyyc + @cravecupcakes + @osteriachefstableyyc + @midtownyyc + @yyccycle + @four20yyc ๐Ÿ’š Presented by @joelgwillim + @theodorecondos.
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Spook-tacular treats from @cravecupcakes for #Halloween! ๐Ÿ‘ป
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Even on a brisk morning, it's still perfect here. ๐Ÿ’š Photo: @littleolewinedrinker
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Remember to VOTE today if you haven't already! โœ… Polls are open until 7:30pm. ๐Ÿ“ธ @goodtradeco #itsourvote #elxn43
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Did you know friends of @cjsw cards get you discounts at local businesses like @thehexcafe? | ๐Ÿ“ธ @thehexcafe .
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Any vinyl fans out there? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ | Photo by @prairierosephoto at @hox_wax_records
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Welcome to Kensington!ย 

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 Calgaryโ€™s finest coffee or spend the night listening to live music โ€“ Kensington has it all! Considered Calgaryโ€™s Urban Village, Kensington offers a unique, inner-city experience. Located just off the Sunnyside LRT Station and walking distance from downtown, itโ€™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
ย 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.

Theย #BuyLocalYYCย 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.

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. ย  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.ย 

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!

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, Kensingtonโ€™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.”