January: 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, it's no wonder that this family-owned business has fit right in. Catherine and Richard, owners of Pet Planet Kensington,...

December: Christmas in Kensington

Over the month of December, Kensington continued their holiday tradition with Christmas in Kensington. Inviting Calgarians and visitors to the City for an afternoon of holiday cheer four Saturdays in December. Santa Claus roamed the streets, and if you caught a photo...

November: A Chat with Anita Ip of Desjardins Insurance

We got the chance to sit down and chat with Anita Ip of the Kensington's Desjardins Insurance, who have been the neighbourhood hot-spot for insurance since Nov, 2011. Formally known as State Farm, the insurance company still offers the same great service and are now...

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...