We LOVE #kensingtonyyc art! Artist: @jsshrn . . . . . . . #kensingtoncalgary #yyc #calgary #yycliving #yycbuzz #yycart #kensingtonlove #yycnow #yyarts #yyccc #yyclocal #yycbusiness #yycartist #painting #art #calgaryart #calgaryarts ...

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Kensington looks beautiful after rain. 📸 @chrissyjayvisuals_ . . . #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #capturecalgary #yyc #yycliving #yycnow #yycbuzz #kensingtonyyc ...

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#SmallSpace is having a shop small pop-up until August 28th. "A curated artist collective focused on showcasing local makers and quality products." 📸 @smallspacegallery . . . #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #capturecalgary #yyc #yycliving #yycnow #yycbuzz #yycshopping #yycbusiness #shopsmall #shoplocal ...

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Spotted: cute art found on Kensington Road near the former St. John's School. . . . . #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #yycliving #capturecalgary #yycart #yycarts ...

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Beautiful photo at Lorfolk Lane in #kensingtonyyc! 📸 @takenby_ash . . . . . . #kensingtoncalgary #yyc #calgary #yycliving #yycbuzz #yycart #kensingtonlove #yycnow #yyarts #yyccc #yyclocal #calgaryarts #capturecalgary ...

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Something amazing is always around the corner in #kensingtonyyc | Photo: @dresnap403 . . . #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #capturecalgary #yyc #yycliving #yycnow #yycbuzz ...

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Spotted in the neighbourhood. Does anyone know the story behind this vehicle and its art? . . . . . #kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #yycliving #capturecalgary #yycart #yycarts ...

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Bike season ☀️🚴 | @bsboujeebikes . . . #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #kensingtonyyc #summer #yycbike #yyccycle #bicycle #bike #cycle ...

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Summer days are for sweet treats. 📸 @gummiboutique . . . #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #yycfood #yyceats #dishedyyc #yycfoodie #calgaryfood #calgaryfoodie #kensingtonyyc #icecream #summer ...

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Views 😍 | Photo: @joeyllyn_ . . . . #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #yycliving #capturecalgary #yyc ...

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There's nothing like cooling off on a hot summer day by the river. 💚 We love #kensingtonyyc | Photo: @loonameadows . . . . #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #yycliving #capturecalgary #yyc ...

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It's patio weather! ☀️ Celebrate with @oxbow_yyc, now serving frosé! 📸 @oxbow_yyc . . . . #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yyclocal #yyclove #calgary #yycfood #yyceats #dishedyyc #yycfoodie #calgaryfood #calgaryfoodie #kensingtonyyc #frose #froseallday #yycpatio ...

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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

Local News & Projects

Tax Shift Update

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...

Increasing Taxes For Your Small Business are a Big Issue!

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,...

New Parking App Launched

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...

City of Calgary – BIA Toolkit Completed

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...

Utility Box Public Art Program

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...

Norfolk Bench

The BRZ used to share office space with Norfolk Housing which provides subsidized housing in the Kensington area. Awhile back we noticed that the area where many Norfolk residents with mobility issues would wait for a driver to pick them up had no seating. The BRZ...

Featured Businesses

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...

KensingtonYYC on Twitter

“One of my favourite communities in Calgary! Great for strolls, shopping, dining…you name it, Kensington’s got it!”

“It’s the perfect community for dining, shopping or just walking around. So many great local businesses!”

“Kensington is a fun and funky community like no other in Calgary. A must see for all who visit.”

“I love Kensington. I’ve been visiting it for 20 years and although it keeps getting better, I love how it still has the same welcoming feel.”