August: A Cafe with an Extensive Menu – A Chat with 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 itself has a very unique feel. No detail was spared from the deep purple couches to the beautiful chandeliers. The cafe...

Fantasy Faire Brings Magic of All Kinds to Kensington

On Sunday, July 29th Kensington called on all witches, wizards, fairies and halflings to celebrate in a day of fantasy and magic. As an evolution of the previously branded Spend a Day in Kensington Diagon Alley, Kensington's Fantasy Faire had the same wizarding...

June: Fantasy Faire in Kensington

Calling all witches, wizards, fairies and halflings! We are excited to announce Kensington's Fantasy Faire on Sunday July 29, 2018 from 11 a.m - 5 p.m. This is an evolution of the previously branded Spend a Day in Kensington's Diagon Alley. Expect the same wizarding...

May: The Business of Happiness – A Chat with YYC Cycle

The business of happiness, or more commonly known as YYC Cycle is one of many boutique fitness studios located in the Kensington community. YYC Cycle was started by three friends and Calgary natives, Andrew Obrecht, Grady Topak and Warren Matzelle in 2014 in an effort...

April: Easter in Kensington – Sunday April 1, 2018

On Sunday, April 1 from 12 Noon - 4 p.m. head to Kensington for our fourth annual Easter in Kensington. There will be an Easter hunt, a petting zoo, and a visit from the real Easter Bunny. Hunters can pick up their map from the white tent in front of the Plaza...

The Pie’s The Limit – A Chat with Pie Junkie

Originally opened as Pie Hole, and changed to Pie Junkie, Owner Nancy Goemans is no stranger to both the business world and food industry. Upon her mother’s passing, Nancy decided to pursue her passion with the money her mother left. Alongside business partner Jo-anne...

Kensington’s Spend a Day in Diagon Alley 2017

This year's "Kensington's Spend a Day in Diagon Alley" was an immense success due to the overhwleming support from the community and the supporting businesses and sponsors. Here are a few photos of some of the 65,000 Harry Potter fans that attended this amazing street...

More Than A Gym – A Chat with Kensington Fitness

Kensington is a neighbourhood filled with unique retails shops, family-run restaurants, and a boutique fitness facility, Kensington Fitness. Owners Morley Flood and Deborah Hobbs have been fitness professionals in the Calgary area for over 30 years. Morley is a strong...

Kensington to summon its inner Diagon Alley once again

Fifty points for Calgarians – due to popular demand, Kensington will once again transform into Diagon Alley, from the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. This year also marked the 20th anniversary of the franchise, meaning there will be a little extra special...

Hexagon Board Game Café

Hexagon Board Game Café is steadily becoming a staple in the Kensington landscape.  After opening in July of 2016, owners Randy and Kellie have been working to bring the world of modern board gaming to Calgary.  The couple met at the University of Manitoba in the...

For the Love of Cheese – Peasant Cheese Shop

Inspired by the love of cheese, Crystal McKenzie opened the doors to Peasant Cheese Shop in October 2013. Once inside, you’re not only greeted by the pleasant staff but a wave of delicious scents from over 100 different selections of cheeses from around the world....

Vine Styles – Wine Done Different

Chances are you’ve strolled by the entrance to Vine Styles on your way down Kensington Road – but walk down the stairs to the entrance and you’ll find yourself walking into a wine and beer lovers’ heaven.  Vine Styles opened in May 2014, after a year of planning...

Kensington’s Newest Vegan Hotspot – A Chat with Raw Eatery and Market

Raw Eatery and Market is one of the newest additions to the Kensington business scene and has been making a strong impression on not only the Vegans in town, but the skeptics as well. Cochrane born Ali and Kelowna native Megan met while Megan was in school in Edmonton...