2022 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS // Vote for our #kensingtonyyc businesses in the 2022 Readers' Choice Awards! Vote through the link below in a minimum of 10 categories and be entered to win $500. Voting ends Saturday, Sept 10.

#kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove

PLATOON FX FITNESS // Are you looking for your newest fitness endeavour? Then look no further because @platoonfxfitness has you covered! Kensingtons newest gym offers group classes and personal training that will keep you looking and feeling your best! You can find them located in the same building as @10thstreetboxing
#kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #yycfitness

NATIONAL DOG DAY + DOGS OF KENSINGTON // This one goes out to of our furry friends on this most special of days. Happy National Dog Day to our friends, companions and family members. Give your little buds an extra pet or treat today.

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🐕
#kensingtonyyc #kensingtoncalgary #kensingtonlove #dog #bigdog #dogsofinstagram #yycdogs #woof #DogsofKensingon

Best in the City!!

Big thanks to @avenuemagazine for naming Kensington the city’s Best Business Improvement Area (BIA) in 2022. Visit their link in bio for the full review. Special mentions were given to @theplazayyc and @thekensingtonpub. We love the shops and dwellers who call this neighourhood home – keep doing what you’re doing #kensingtonyyc.

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

Upcoming Events


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.

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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.”