WEEKENDS IN KENSINGTON // The weather is looking up and we're excited to have more performers in #kensingtonyyc this weekend.

Come check out @justinevandergrift outside of @trappedcalgary this Sunday, June 26 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Justine Vandergrift is a touring Canadian Roots/Country/Americana singer-songwriter & performing artist with an irresistible knack for melody and lyric. Her newest release represents a deepening of her artistry, a maturity, and new depth. Her original, crystal clear, and emotive voice will hook any listener and leave you wanting more.
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DOGS OF KENSINGTON // It's pretty hard to let the rain get you down when you have a friend like Vito living in the neighbourhood. Vito is a black and white French Bulldog who loves making new pals around #kensingtonyyc and doesn't shy away from a good scratch behind the ear. And yes, Vito Corleone The Godfather himself was the inspiration for this pups fitting name.

Do you know any #DogsofKensingon? Use the hashtag and tag us in your posts and stories for a feature. We would love to meet your furry friends🐕
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THE KENSINGTON K // You may have noticed that the big K is gone from in front of the plaza… Don’t worry, it will be back soon, with a new coat of paint! Tag us in your pictures with the big K!
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WEEKENDS IN KENSINGTON // This summer is gonna be a hot one and we're ready to turn up the dial with local arts programming all summer in #kensingtonyyc. Our community will feature performers along Kensington Road and 10th Street every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Catch our first performer @tylerjamiemichaelallen outside of @trappedcalgary this Sunday, June 12 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tyler Allen is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter from Calgary heavily influenced by country & folk music. Tyler plays regularly in @redhothayseeds as well as a multitude of hired out side person gigs throughout Calgary & western Canada. His writing is a combination of breezy, cool melodies and fierce, hot musicianship that would send ol' Dorothy from Kansas to Oz and back again with a serious case of head-turning whiplash. A heartfelt, no frills yet fun, straight-up talented fella that will make you feel and think while you sway along.
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LOVE FOR UKRAINE IN KENSINGTON // Kensington is hosting a fundraiser welcoming Ukrainians to the community! There will be lots of different treats and drinks from local places in Kensington as well as live music and dance performances. We’ll be here on Saturday June 11 from 12pm until 3pm right in front of @theplazayyc.
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PRAIRIE DONAIR // For a contemporary take on classic Mediterranean fare, head down to #kensingtonyyc and visit @officialprairiedonair. From falafel, gyro, shawarma and more, satiate your appetite with a visit to their store.
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HIGHER GROUND OPEN MIC // Looking to showcase some new tunes? Want to meet other artists in the community? Head to @highergroundcafe for open mic night every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Grab yourself a pastry, coffee or beer while you're at it.
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JUSFRUIT // For delicious boba, snacks, desserts and more, pay a visit to @jusfruitcanada in #kensingtonyyc. As you can tell, it's a favourite for some of our local residents.
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Welcome to Kensington

With over 250 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.

Over 250 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

Surrounding population of
 10,000+ residents

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

Chinook Blast in Kensington!
Feb 11-13

It’s time to embrace the winter, community and spread some #kensingtonlove. As part of Chinook Blast we have curated outdoor entertainment from Feb. 11-13, as well as other festivities planned throughout the month. Get ready for live music, carnival games, drag fashion shows, community fires, complimentary goodies, giveaways, $1,000 prizes, and more!

Featured Businesses

Pamper your pet!

Focussed on proper play etiquette and working with dogs to help them to really enjoy being groomed.
Brilliant Best Friends

Unique art!

Representing over 30 artists , including jewellery, beautifully designed handbags, travel items and furniture.
InGear Store

Grab a new look!

Favorite brands such as Lisbeth, Elk, Larissa Loden, Fool’s Gold & Pursuits, Levi’s
and many more.
Purr Fine Clothing & Accessories

Local and delicious!

Located in the heart of trendy Kensington, Osteria has been a fixture for the city’s authentic Italian culinary offerings for decades.
Osteria Chef’s Table

Get a fresh cut!

Whether you need a basic haircut, a buzzcut, a hair design, or a skin zero fade, The Urban Shave has you covered for all cuts, and all styles.
The Urban Shave

BIG BIG NEWS!!

Full BIA Levy Paid for by City of Calgary!

To support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic The City has applied a BIA tax credit towards the entire 2021 BIA tax levy for our Kensington Member Businesses! The BIA tax credit funding is equal to the total 2021 BIA tax levy.

Learn more about  through these links:

eNewsletters

Our eNewsletters provide the most up-to date information, resources and opportunities for our member businesses written by our Executive Director, Annie MacInnis

 

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“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!”

“Always glad
we chose Kensington to build our business.”
~ Mike, Sidestreet Pub

“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.”