Theodore loves Kensington.
You will too.

No matter how you choose to enjoy Calgary’s best urban lifestyle, with more within reach, and more on every corner, you’ll find countless reasons to love life here.

Choose a lifestyle to see some of Theodore's Kensington favourites 

Movers

Life in Kensington offers plenty of ways to get a move on. Run the Bow River pathways or play cricket in Riley Park. Hit the gym, then smooth out your commute when you hop on the CTrain, just a block from your door and one stop to downtown.

  1. Cricket in Riley Park
    A weekend tradition for over 100 years
  2. 10th Street Boxing Gym
    Authentic boxing & conditioning training
  3. Asana Studios
    Yoga and barre for all skill levels
  4. Ridley’s Cycle
    Bikes, accessories & bike repair since 1945
  1. Kensington Fitness
    Gym, personal training, nutritional guidance & more
  2. Fresh Skis
    Ski equipment, outerwear and expert insight
  3. Orangetheory Fitness
    Fitness studio with coach-inspired group workouts
  4. YYC Cycle Spin Studio
    Energetic daily spin classes led by skilled motivators

Shakers

Live music, wine bars, art house movies – there are all sorts of ways to find your groove in Kensington’s entertainment scene. In the summer, you’re minutes from Prince’s Island Park, festival central for folk, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock and more.

  1. Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey
    House-smoked meats & 100+ whiskeys
  2. Container Bar
    Creative cocktails served from a shipping container
  3. Kensington Pub
    A quaint English pub & popular meeting place
  4. Hot Wax
    Vinyl, CDs, tapes and turntables for over 40 years
  1. Oak Tree Tavern
    Live music, comedy nights & a rooftop patio
  2. Plaza Theatre
    The beloved 75-year-old art-house theatre
  3. Winebar Kensington
    Over 100 wines, plus tapas-style sharing plates
  4. Espressokino at The Roasterie
    Weekly screenings of obscure & avant-garde cinema, with coffee

Dreamers

However you like to unwind, Kensington has you covered. Take an art class. Explore tranquil rock gardens. Soothe your soul with a meditation class. Theodore is surrounded by endless creature comforts for body, mind and spirit.

  1. Pages on Kensington
    Independent bookshop & literary meeting place
  2. Livingstone Cavell
    Unique toys & games for the young & young-at-heart
  3. Sunnyside Art Supplies
    Art supplies, books, classes & workshops
  4. Inner Balance Spa
    Massage, acupuncture & spa services
  1. Regal Cat Cafe
    Coffee & cuddles with adoptable kitties
  2. Purr Kensington
    Mix of casual & designer clothing & accessories
  3. Kensington Wine Market
    Great selection of wine, whiskey, beer & spirits
  4. Skoah
    Natural skin care & facial treatments

Makers

In Kensington, artistry takes the spotlight. Enjoy any number of creative restaurants and coffee houses. Wander among independent boutiques, or hit up a gallery opening at the Alberta University of the Arts. It’s a neighbourhood that celebrates art and the finer things in life – make it yours.

  1. Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market
    The highlight of Wednesday afternoon, year-round
  2. Pulcinella
    Handmade Napolentana pizza, pasta & gelato
  3. Cuisine et Chateau
    Creative cooking classes for foodies of all skill
  4. Vendome Cafe
    Charming all-day cafe highlighting local farmers
  1. Alberta University of the Arts
    Cutting-edge galleries & semi-annual student art sales
  2. Oxbow
    Upscale, inviting dining in Hotel Arts Kensington
  3. Sidewalk Citizen – Artisan Bread and Bakery
    Amazing bread, pastries, sandwiches & more
  4. Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut
    Beloved, locally made, all-natural chocolates