Welcome to Kensington!
With over 270 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.
271 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services
20-40 events per year
reaching up to 70,000 people
3,000 people employed
by our member businesses
Norfolk Housing Association opened almost 40 years ago within the Kensington community. The company was started by a group of like-minded community members who were also active with the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. It then branched off into two separate...
Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson is an international brand who found their most recent home in Calgary, in the community of Kensington. With boutiques in Australia, London, New Zealand, and Canada, Bailey Nelson’s vision is to empower individuality and...
“There isn’t one here, but there is definitely a market for it,” said Tia Wieler, Owner of Regal Cat Café. In June 2017, Tia introduced her cat café to the neighbourhood of Kensington and received instant positive feedback accompanied by an influx of media calls....
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...
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