New: Small Business Covid-19 Resource Page

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK // Have you heard? Kensington has a brand new restaurant @indiecounterculture! They do things a little differently by pushing the boundaries of traditional Indian cuisine and adding a bit of a flare to each dish. Butter chicken poutine, sliders and their signature “amaze balls” are must try’s.
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HEXAGON CAFE // Our friends at @thehexcafe are back up and running from 12-4pm daily for takeout. We’ve heard a little rumour that their newly launched Hexagon blend coffee is the bomb 🎉☕️
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RIDLEY’S CYCLE // Whether it be going to for a Saturday afternoon cruise to ice cream or along the highway on a road bike, biking has become an extra popular activity this year (as if it wasn’t already cool). We are lucky to have @ridleyscycle in our shopping district offering quality brands like Trek, Specialized and Yeti. Browse their inventory on their website to see what everything that they offer! Not looking to buy? They offer bike servicing as well!
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RAMAGE & CO REAL ESTATE // Thinking about buying or listing in your near future? Or maybe wondering about what the current housing market looks like in Calgary and wanting advice on the best time to make your next move? @ramage.co is located right beside Higher Ground Cafe and can answer all your housing questions in Kensington and the communities surrounding.
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KENSINGTON KONSIGNMENT // Summer weather is here (knock on wood) and so is summer fashion! Lucky for us, @kensingtonkonsignment has reopened from 12-5 everyday with additional cleaning procedures and distancing practices. Time to get shopping 👛
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REGAL CAT CAFE // We can’t cuddle with kittens quite yet but @regalcatcafe has launched a new part of their business - an online store! Shop for treats, accessories and apparel for your furry friends through their website.
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HAYDEN BLOCK // Offering their full menu for take out each evening @haydenblockyyc is THE place to get take out from. They smoke their meat for 10-14 hours and offer an array of delicious sides like baked beans, potato salad and corn bread. This bbq joint in the heart of Kensington is the ultimate comfort food.
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ANOTHER DIMENSION // We’re pretty excited that another Kensington business has safely reopened! @anotherdimensioncomics is Calgary’s premier comic book store that has been open since 1983!Let’s show this business some #locallove .
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MARATHON ETHIOPIAN // For 23 years and counting @marathonethiopian has been serving delicious Ethiopian cuisine in Kensington! This family owned and operated business has been giving back every Wednesday for the past month offering free meals to frontline and essential workers. Now is the time to give this family some love in return by ordering takeout this week! After all it is @canadatakeout day today 😏
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RAW EATERY EBOOK // This just in! @raweateryandmarket has launched its official ebook so you can recreate all of their tasty recipes from home! Head to their profile to get your hands (device) on a copy 🎉
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SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS // Local restaurants need your help. Many of our local Kensington restaurants were stocked, prepared and ready to open today. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgarians have been rallying around our small business community and we can do it again. If you are able, support our local restaurants this long weekend by ordering takeout and delivery. Money spent at a locally-owned business stays in our economy creating jobs for Calgarians. .
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NATIONAL CAESAR DAY // Celebrate National Caesar Day this weekend in style! The @freehouseyyc Caesar Kit includes: Two mason jar glasses, walters clamato juice, lime, free house spice mix, garnishes and your choice of liquor (@confluence_distilling Vodka or @burwooddistillery Gin). Available for Pickup Saturday May 16th from Free House. Don’t miss out and pre-order by Thursday at 6 p.m. Head over to the @freehouseyyc Instagram for more details.
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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

Kensington is Open!

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

Visit our updated directory to find the status
of your favorite businesses!

#shoplocal #consciousconsumer

See the Directory
for the status of each of our
member businesses.

First 30 Minutes Free!

The first 30 minutes of on-street parking in Kensington is currently free.
Ending June 1, 2020

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

Featured Business Offerings:

Re-open for take-out!

Now open for coffee
dine-in, take-out and game retail.

Hexagon
Board Game Cafe

New Indian Street-food Restaurant!

A new and interesting resturant just opened! Check out a new spin on Indian street-food at
Indie Counterculture

Siamo aperti!

That’s Italian for
“We’re open!”
Now offering dine-in, patio and take-out of fine Italian food.
Osteria Chef’s Table

It's Fair Trade Week & Manana is open!

One of our favorite travellers and fair trade importers has re-opened:
Mañana
Imports & Gifts

Get your business in the spotlight!

If you have something you’d like highlighted here, contact us:
Communications@
KensingtonYYC.com

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.”