Kensington in the Media

We are very active on our social media platforms of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook follow us there for current events and highlights from our businesses.

Our shopping district is often featured in local, provincial and even international publications. Here are some of our recent media appearances!

Featured Member: The Naked Leaf Tea Shop

June 12, 2020 | Global News

The Naked Leaf owner Jonathan Kane figured out a way to help not only his business make it through COVID-19, but also neighbouring businesses in his community.

Spotlight on Business

2019 | CTV

Kensington is featured on CTV as a great place to shop locally for the holiday season. 

Calgary launches #BuyLocalYYC campaign to help businesses get shoppers in the door

Nov 4, 2019 | CBC News 

‘What they really need more than anything is customers. That’s the bottom line,’ says Kensington BIA

Calgarians, businesses encouraged to #BuyLocalYYC ahead of holidays

Nov 4, 2019 | Global News (TV)

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, a City of Calgary initiative is hoping Calgarians will choose local.

PARKing Day in Calgary

Sep 23, 2019 | CTV Calgary

More than a dozen parking spots in northwest Calgary were transformed into interactive art exhibits on Friday.

Cat-dad and critter reunited at Regal Cat Cafe adoption night

Jan 28, 2019 | Ryan Rumbolt, Calgary Herald

Kensington Neighbourhood Guide

Dec 21, 2018 | Annie MacInnis, Tourism Calgary

Family-run Scottish Shoppe looks to survive through COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020 | David Parker, Calgary Herald

The Scottish Shoppe & A Little Bit of Ireland has not only lost sales at its location on 10th Street N.W. just around the corner from Memorial Drive…

Calgary businesses adapt to new reality after COVID-19 reopening

June 8, 2020 | Global News

For many Alberta businesses, reopening under the new COVID-19 guidelines has been tough. As Adam Toy reports, some are seeing an opportunity during these uncertain times.

Calgary businesses adapt to new reality after COVID-19 reopening

June 8, 2020 | Global News

For many Alberta businesses, reopening under the new COVID-19 guidelines has been tough. As Adam Toy reports, some are seeing an opportunity during these uncertain times.

Calgarians encouraged to avoid big box stores, shop locally this holiday season

Dec 8, 2019 | CTV News

Calgary’s destination neighbourhoods are on board with a campaign to promote holiday shopping at local businesses, as holiday markets also promote local vendors.

City encourages Calgarians to buy local, support Calgary business owners

Nov 4, 2019 | CTV News (TV)

The City of Calgary has unveiled a campaign designed to support local business owners ahead of the holiday shopping season.

The High Life on the Horizon in Kensington

Oct 26, 2019 | Cindy Stephen, Calgary Herald

The Theodore’s stylish yet affordable condos to tower over teh area’s cool coffee shops, trendy restaurants

Slammed by downtown 'tax shift', shop owners bail out of trendy districts

Mar 30, 2019 | Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald

(Kensington is working with the City of Calgary to openly discuss the impact that non-residential (commercial area) tax rates have had on our small-business areas. Although a ‘negative’ article, the impact of tax choices is a very important part of the discussion about sharing taxation with residential areas.)

#KensingtonLove in Japan

Mar 14, 2019 | Ms. Ishikawa

Kensingotn was featured as a shopping destination in a Japanese magazine. The other cities featured were Paris, Taipai and Kyoto.

A Torontonian's Guide to Calgary

Jan 25, 2019 | Danny Austin, Calgary Economic Development

Kensington Ramps Up its Cool Factor

Oct 2, 2018 | Mario Toneguzzi, Troy Media

Featured Member: Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant

June 22, 2020 | City of Calgary & Calgary Economic Development

Throughout the pandemic, Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant donated over 150 meals every Wednesday to those in need. 

PARKER: Local only at Free House in Kensington

Jan 6, 2020 | Calgary Hearld

Local beer and food hall, Freehouse, is set to open mid Janurary 2020.

In a Year of Abrupt Transitions, a Trip to Tahiti. And Calgary.

Dec 31, 2019 | NY Times

Kensington is recognized in the New York Times as “a very neighborhoody area that feels part of the sprawling city, but also easily walkable.”

Calgarians encouraged to celebrate Christmas and support business in Kensington

Dec 12, 2019 | Calgary 660 News

Like other small shopping districts in Calgary, the tough economy has taken a toll in Kensington. The community is getting ready for another week of Christmas in Kensington.

Kensington is evolving nicely - thank you!

Dec 6, 2019 | Richard White, Post Media

The Calgary Hearld notes that healthy neighbourhoods are never static and many new business are popping up in Kensington. 

38 Places to Shop in Kensington

2019 | Avenue Magazine

Although Kensington has gone through some dramatic transformations over the past few years, it has maintained its status as one of the best destinations in the city for shopping local and finding handmade goods. 

Calgary launches campaign to urge citizens to buy local

Nov 4, 2019 | LiveWire Calgary

The city is encouraging citizens to make their dollars count locally by supporting Calgary businesses and entrepreneurs with their #BuyLocalYYC campaign.

Kensington: Calgary’s Urban Village

Sep 30, 2019 | Jules Torti,

A lovely description of Kensington in the Neighbourhood Guides section of

Charming Calgary: a guide to Alberta's cosmopolitan city

Jul 17, 2019 | Annette Christie, The Guardian

Visitors to Calgary will discover a city with community at its heart, that’s brimming with indie restaurants, cool shops and markets. It’s also surrounded by natural beauty.

Be a local hero, shop local, help Calgary's economy recover

Mar 18, 2019 | Annie MacInnis, Calgary Hearald

YYC District Guide: Everything to check out in Kensington Village

Mar 7, 2019 | Kristy Archibald, Daily Hive

New Condos Help Kensington Thrive!

Oct 10, 2018 | Richard White, Everyday Tourist

Kensington: One of North America's Healthiest Urban Villages

July 19, 2014 | Richard White, The Everyday Tourist

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