Kensington in the Media
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Our shopping district is often featured in local, provincial and even international publications. Here are some of our recent media appearances!
Jan 6, 2020 | Calgary Hearld
Local beer and food hall, Freehouse, is set to open mid Janurary 2020.
2019 | CTV
Kensington is featured on CTV as a great place to shop locally for the holiday season.
Nov 4, 2019 | CBC News
‘What they really need more than anything is customers. That’s the bottom line,’ says Kensington BIA
Nov 4, 2019 | Global News (TV)
Ahead of the holiday shopping season, a City of Calgary initiative is hoping Calgarians will choose local.
More than a dozen parking spots in northwest Calgary were transformed into interactive art exhibits on Friday.
Jan 28, 2019 | Ryan Rumbolt, Calgary Herald
Dec 31, 2019 | NY Times
Kensington is recognized in the New York Times as “a very neighborhoody area that feels part of the sprawling city, but also easily walkable.”
Dec 8, 2019 | CTV News
Calgary’s destination neighbourhoods are on board with a campaign to promote holiday shopping at local businesses, as holiday markets also promote local vendors.
Nov 4, 2019 | CTV News (TV)
The City of Calgary has unveiled a campaign designed to support local business owners ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Oct 26, 2019 | Cindy Stephen, Calgary Herald
The Theodore’s stylish yet affordable condos to tower over teh area’s cool coffee shops, trendy restaurants
Mar 30, 2019 | Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald
(Kensington is working with the City of Calgary to openly discuss the impact that non-residential (commercial area) tax rates have had on our small-business areas. Although a ‘negative’ article, the impact of tax choices is a very important part of the discussion about sharing taxation with residential areas.)
#KensingtonLove in Japan
Mar 14, 2019 | Ms. Ishikawa
Kensingotn was featured as a shopping destination in a Japanese magazine. The other cities featured were Paris, Taipai and Kyoto.
Dec 12, 2019 | Calgary 660 News
Like other small shopping districts in Calgary, the tough economy has taken a toll in Kensington. The community is getting ready for another week of Christmas in Kensington.
Dec 6, 2019 | Richard White, Post Media
The Calgary Hearld notes that healthy neighbourhoods are never static and many new business are popping up in Kensington.
2019 | Avenue Magazine
Although Kensington has gone through some dramatic transformations over the past few years, it has maintained its status as one of the best destinations in the city for shopping local and finding handmade goods.
Nov 4, 2019 | LiveWire Calgary
The city is encouraging citizens to make their dollars count locally by supporting Calgary businesses and entrepreneurs with their #BuyLocalYYC campaign.
Sep 30, 2019 | Jules Torti, Realtor.ca
A lovely description of Kensington in the Neighbourhood Guides section of Realtor.ca
Jul 17, 2019 | Annette Christie, The Guardian
Visitors to Calgary will discover a city with community at its heart, that’s brimming with indie restaurants, cool shops and markets. It’s also surrounded by natural beauty.
Mar 18, 2019 | Annie MacInnis, Calgary Hearald
Mar 7, 2019 | Kristy Archibald, Daily Hive