New: Small Business Covid-19 Resource Page

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK // Have you checked out Kensington’s newest eatery @scubajaysbar ?? They are a self proclaimed dive bar that offers craft beer, spirits and cheap (but delicious) snacks! Plus, they have a phenomenal patio set up - what more could you ask for!
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SIDE STREET PUB // One of Kensington's many extended restaurant patios is @sidestreetkensington. With drool worthy food and unbeatable daily specials its hard to say no!
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THE LOOP // Looking to pick up a new at-home hobby? @theloopkensington offers all you would need to make knitting that new hobby! They are currently open for shopping on top of offering curbside pick up.
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FRESHII // Freshii has you covered for all of your fresh (no pun intended) summer meals! Summertime calls for picnics by the river and @freshii is the perfect meal to bring along with you! A personal favourite is the buddha satay - what's your go-to order?
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MANANA IMPORTS // Looking to buy a mask? @mananaimports are selling beautifully designed mask with $3 from every mask sold going to various non profit organizations supporting those in Nepal, Guatemala and Kathmandu.
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PEASANT CHEESE // Treating yourself to quality cheese is never a bad idea. @peasantcheese shop creates the most beautiful boards and offers a variety of cheeses that are sure to get you out of your cheddar cheese comfort zone.
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CONTAINER BAR // Have you checked out one of Kensington's most unique patios @containerbaryyc ? Offering a casual environment and some delicious food choices it is sure to be one to add to your summer patio bucket list! If you haven't started one yet, this is your friendly reminder.
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SHAWARMA SATURDAY // A popular late night or grab & go snack, Kensington has not one but THREE shawarma eateries. Shawarma King, Shawarma Station and @shawarma.falafel.city are all open and ready to satisfy your shawarma craving (you know you have one....)
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METRO ELEMENT // Did you know that @metroelementyyc sells fresh floral arrangement and plants? As Kensington's premier furniture, home decor and accessory showroom they know that flowers provide the final bright touch to any room!
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COBS BREAD // The best way to start off the week is by loading up on freshly baked bread and baked goods. @cobsbreadkensington is guaranteed baked today as they donate unsold products to local charities each day. Our first recommendation purchase would be their cinnamon buns and then you'll likely continue to go crazy from there!
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KENSINGTON DOLLAR STORE // Feeling like you have a green thumb this weekend? @kensingtondollar has a variety of seeds and gardening tools for you to start your own garden right away!
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WOW CHICKEN // Did you miss out on your fried chicken fix this Stampede season? Have no fear, @wowchickenyyc offers Korean fried chicken year round!
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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

Get your submission in soon to take-over a parking spot. Learn more in the City of Calgary info package available here.

Kensington is offering six $200 grants for participants, contact us to apply for a grant.

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

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.”