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“A place to escape the downtown” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kensington

Kensington
Ranked #40 of 292 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.
Ottawa
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370 reviews
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“A place to escape the downtown”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have shared views about this neighbourhood. It has a collection of independent shops and restaurants that are interesting and worth a visit but the place has so much more potential. Located 15 minutes from downtown by foot, the place could be so much more. A few good developers to turn over some of the old properties and an investment by the city to bring street art and other cultural landmarks would do wonders to the place. Worth the detour to visit - if for nothing else than a coffee/tea at the many coffee shops that are located here (try one of the independents).

Visited April 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Neat Area!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Beautiful little area with lots of unique stores, restaurants and old buildings. You'd never know you were only blocks from the downtown core.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary
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“Great shopping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Great area to wander by foot and window shop at some unique stores. No chain stores here, and lots of creatives.

Visited August 2012
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123 reviews
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“Calgary's SOHO?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Beautiful area with large selection of entertainment and dining experiences. Beautiful area to stroll during the spring and summer. The residences keep the area clean and beautiful to look at.

Visited May 2013
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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“What's the Big Attraction Here?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

I walked here from downtown rather than take the LRT to Sunnyside. All the tour books had hyped it as a place to eat and shop. The taggers’ graffiti and curbside drifts of litter weren’t all that alarming, nor were security bars or boards on shop windows, nor even knots of youth trying to bum smokes and loose change. What got to me was that at both 8am and again at 4pm nothing seemed much seemed to be going on anywhere. I’m sure it’s a cool place for locals to call home, but the neighborhood is hardly a real tourist destination. Not yet anyway!

Visited June 2012
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