Kensington is a busy place! The BIA works hard to maintain the public realm, add new art, create a safe and inclusive community, build inroads with the City of Calgary departments, and continue to market and grow the Kensington brand. There’s always something going on in our shopping district.
We will be expanding this area in the coming months to provide news, information and resources for our members and the community at large.
If you have resources you’d like to see featured, contact our office!
- Business Improvement Area Toolkit (City of Calgary)
- Who to Contact & When within the BIA
- How does your small business benefit from being in a BIA?
- Crime Prevention Tips
- Collier’s Retail Report (PDF)
- AGLC Patio Policies (PDF)
- Small Business Lease Negotiation Tips
- Social Media for your Small Business
Kensington is proud to host a new interactive public engagement installation on the Safeway Plaza. Created with the intention of making Calgary more walkable, Near Here combines exploration and human interaction, resulting in organic wayfinding to help...read more
Exciting news! After years of work, City of Calgary Council has committed $4 million to fully fund the Bow to Bluff Public Realm Plan. The Bow to Bluff plan began as a citizen-led initiative focused on transforming the neglected spaces along the LRT line between the...read more
Calling all grub lovers and feasting friends, Curiocity is unveiling our very first foodie-festival that will be coming to Calgary later this month. For 9 delicious days, Uncover Kensington will showcase some of the best restaurants in one of Calgary’s favourite...read more
Canadian BRZ/BIA Executive Directors representing all the provinces have formed a leadership group to move forward on work by the first Canadian national network of Business Improvement Areas under the auspices of the International Downtown Association. Kensington was...read more
City of Calgary, Newsroom It’s springtime in Calgary which means patios and outdoor cafes will soon be opening. To assist local businesses in making the most of the season, The City of Calgary has made applying for and getting outdoor event permits more convenient....read more
Executive Director, Annie MacInnis For the past two years the loss of revenues from downtown businesses affected by the economy has been downloaded onto businesses outside the downtown core. In 2017 and 2018 City Council used money from savings to cap business tax...read more
If you want to try to do something about your high taxes, keep reading! Here are some ways to encourage Council to help our member businesses: A city meeting has been organized downtown for Wednesday January 23, 9-10:30 am. If you would like to attend this meeting,...read more
In December 2018, Calgary Parking Authority launched a new mobile app for the City. You can find the app on your mobile device by searching in your app server for "Calgary Parking Authority". With parking at a premium, there is an ongoing belief that Kensington has...read more
In 2015, our Executive Director, Annie MacInnis, as Chair of the CBiz Board (the umbrella organization of Calgary BIAs), initiated discussions with the City of Calgary on the need for a BIA handbook. Over the next three years she provided extensive input and...read more
Kensington helped develop the Utility Box Public Art Program with the City of Calgary in 2017. We have several artist-painted boxes in Kensington. This City of Calgary program uses money for regular life-cycle maintenance of City assets in a creative way: street-level...read more