Shop, Love, Repeat: Mother’s Day Delights in Inglewood’s Wonderland!

Shop, Love, Repeat: Mother's Day Delights in Inglewood's Wonderland!

Inglewood invites you to embrace the joy of Mother’s Day, where love, laughter, and shopping intertwine in a harmonious symphony. This year, we’re thrilled to showcase the incredible shops and businesses that make Inglewood the perfect destination for celebrating the special mothers in our lives. From delectable treats to unique gifts, we’ve got you covered. So grab your mom, mother figure, sibling, best friend, or yourself and embark on a delightful journey through Inglewood, where love and shopping go hand in hand! Remember, in Inglewood, every day is an opportunity to appreciate and cherish the incredible mothers in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day!


Abbey’s Creations (@abbeyscreations_inglewood) – Two for one ice cream scoops:

Indulge your sweet tooth and create sweet memories at Abbey’s Creations! Treat your mom (and yourself) to a delightful experience with their irresistible ice cream. On Mother’s Day, Abbey’s Creations is offering a fantastic two-for-one deal on their mouthwatering ice cream scoops. It’s the perfect way to celebrate while satisfying your cravings.








The Peacock (@peacockboutique) 

Attention, fashionistas! The Peacock boutique is your go-to destination for trendy and stylish finds. With a wide range of clothing, accessories, and more, this boutique has something for every mom’s unique taste. On Mother’s Day, enjoy a fabulous 30% off discount on their entire collection. Spoil your mom with a chic ensemble that matches her incredible style.








The Nash (@thenashyyc) 

Celebrate the most important women in your life with an exquisite culinary experience at The Nash. Known for its exceptional cuisine, The Nash is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch that will tantalize your taste buds and create unforgettable memories. Treat your mom to a delectable feast in a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s sure to make her feel cherished.








Shades of Sleep (@shadesofsleep) 

Pamper your mom with the gift of ultimate relaxation and comfort from Shades of Sleep. This haven of tranquillity offers a delightful selection of luxurious sleepwear and accessories that will make her feel like royalty. Surprise her with a gift that embodies relaxation and quality, reminding her to take some well-deserved time for herself.








The Livery Shop (@theliveryshop) 

Attention all gift hunters! The Livery Shop has a special treat for you this Mother’s Day. They are hosting an exciting giveaway where you have a chance to win a fabulous surprise for your mom. Explore their unique collection of thoughtfully curated items and discover the perfect gift that will put a smile on her face. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show your love with a heartfelt present.







Inglewood Night Market (@inglewoodnightmarketyyc):

Looking for an extraordinary evening experience? Inglewood Night Market is your answer! Celebrate Mother’s Day in a vibrant atmosphere filled with live music, delectable food, and local artisans showcasing their craft. Explore the lively market with your mom and immerse yourselves in the unique ambiance that makes Inglewood truly special.







Rosso Coffee Roasters (@rossocoffeeroasters):

Wake up and smell the coffee at Rosso Coffee Roasters! Treat your mom to a caffeine-infused adventure with their meticulously crafted coffee creations. Whether she prefers a classic brew or an indulgent latte, Rosso Coffee Roasters offers a wide range of flavours that will satisfy her taste buds and warm her heart.








Apothecary and The Ralleve (@apothecaryyyc @theralleveyyc):

For moms who appreciate natural wellness and self-care, Apothecary and The Ralleve are a match made in heaven. Explore their collection of organic skincare, soothing candles, and holistic wellness products. Treat your mom to a rejuvenating experience that will leave her feeling refreshed and pampered. With Apothecary and The Ralleve, self-care becomes an art form.







Lemonceillo (@lemonceillo):

Discover a world of delightful scents and luxurious bath products at Lemonceillo. This charming boutique offers a wide selection of handcrafted soaps, fragrant candles, and exquisite home decor. Surprise your mom with a gift that exudes elegance and relaxation. Lemonceillo is your secret weapon to make Mother’s Day even more special.







Spolumbo’s (@spolumbosdeli) – Mamma’s Meatloaf:

Indulge in a taste of nostalgia at Spolumbo’s Deli. Treat your mom to a comforting and mouthwatering meal with their famous Mamma’s Meatloaf. Made with love and the finest ingredients, this culinary delight will transport her back to the cherished family dinners of yesteryears. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a scrumptious meal that warms both the heart and the belly.








Oak & Vine (@oak_and_vine)

Raise a glass and toast to the wonderful mothers in your life at Oak & Vine. This delightful wine bar offers an extensive selection of exquisite wines and spirits. On Mother’s Day, surprise your mom with a beautiful rose, courtesy of Oak & Vine. It’s the perfect way to celebrate her elegance and grace while enjoying a delightful evening together.

Art Galleries in Inglewood

Art Galleries in Inglewood

Hello, art enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to take you on a delightful tour of Inglewood’s vibrant art galleries. Our charming neighbourhood is a mecca for creativity, with a diverse array of galleries that cater to all tastes and styles. From contemporary masterpieces to Indigenous art, and everything in between, Inglewood is home to a truly eclectic collection of galleries. So, hold onto your hats (or berets), grab a coffee-to-go, and get ready to be swept away into a world of creativity and inspiration.


Let’s start our tour with the Esker Foundation, where you can currently catch the exhibit “Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors” until April 30. This display is all about exploring the emotional complexities of human relationships – you know, things like love, loss, and heartbreak. It’s like taking a deep dive into the emotional abyss, but in a really beautiful and thought-provoking way. So grab a tissue (or three) and get ready to be moved.







Our next stop is the VIVIANEART gallery, where you can feast your eyes on thelatest exhibition by Calgary-based artist Sarah Ardean. Her work, entitled “Peripheral Vision,” takes inspiration from ecology, mapping, and the microscopic world to create pieces that are both mesmerizing and thought-provoking. It’s like taking a trip through a kaleidoscope but with more meaning and depth.







For those of you looking to immerse yourselves in Indigenous art, make sure to check out Moonstone Creation. This amazing shop champions Indigenous art practices and encourages sharing knowledge with all who seek it. It’s a space where you can learn and grow while also admiring some truly stunning artwork. So come on down and get your cultural enrichment on!








Next up, we have Circa Vintage Arts Glass, a true gem in the Inglewood community. Owner Brian Imeson has been bringing stunning mid-century European art glass to collectors across Canada and North America for 20 years now, and it’s not hard to see why his gallery is so beloved. The pieces on display are like works of art you can actually use – or just admire, if that’s your thing. Either way, it’s definitely worth checking out.







Last but not least, we have The Collectors’ Gallery of Art. This place is like a candy store for art lovers, with an incredible collection of pieces created by some of Canada’s most talented artists. From traditional to contemporary, this gallery has it all. So why not come on down and treat yourself to a little slice of artistic heaven? You know you want to.

Shamrockin’ Good Time in Inglewood: Local Shops Gear Up for St. Patrick’s Day 2023!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate, look no further than Inglewood. Our vibrant community, nestled along the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers is known for its creative energy, local shops, and lively events. So why not spend this St. Patrick’s Day in Inglewood and take part in the festivities? You can almost smell the fresh scent of Jameson and Guinness – or green draft beer if that’s your poison. If you’re after some lucky charms, have a gander at our selection of local shops and venues that you won’t want to miss:



The Next Page bookstore

For book lovers and literature enthusiasts, The Next Page is the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This local bookstore specializes in new and used books, with an atmosphere so cozy you could get lost in a quiet afternoon. Stop by andpick up a copy of “Dubliners” by James Joyce, “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt, or any other book by your favourite Irish author. The calming atmosphere and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.





Fair’s Fair bookstore

 Another local bookstore worth checking out is Fair’s Fair.


 This bookstore has been a staple in Inglewood for over 30 years and is known for its vast selection of new and used books. Check out their Irish literature section a

nd browse through titles by Yeats, Beckett, and Shaw. You’re sure to find something that piques

your interest.




Oak & Vine

If you’re in the mood for some Irish beer or whiskey, head over to Oak & Vine. There you will encounter a great selection of Irish brews and spirits, including Guinness, Harp Lager, and Jameson. They also have knowledgeable staff who can help you find the perfect drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Remember to drink responsibly, friends. 







Murphy’s MidCentury

For those looking for something unique, Murphy’s Midcentury is a must-visit. This local shop specializes in vintage and mid-century furniture, decor, and accessories. Although owner Harrison Murphy specializes in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian modern furnishing, you’re sure to find something that will add a touch of Irish charm to your home – best served with some James Joyce and a cheeky Irish dram. This isn’t your typical Patty-O’furniture.





Revival Brewcade

For those who love arcade games and tasty bevvy’s, Revival Brewcade is the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This local venue has a great selection of classic arcade games, pinball machines, and craft beer on tap. They’ll be featuring a special St. Patrick’s Day beer and cocktail menu, which includes an all-day happy hour, green beer and classic Irish music.






High Line Brewing

Finally, if you’re looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a pint of beer, head over to Highline brewing. Be sure to expect a great selection of craft beer on tap, including pints of CDCW nitro stout on special for $5 all night! For boilermaker enthusiasts, opt for a Whiskey/Bailey’s shot with a 10oz stout for $12. If malted brews aren’t your jam, “The Enya”  is a gin-based cocktail with support from curacao – on special for $12.





Mumbai Bites

Mumbai Bites in Inglewood is also getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with some special offerings. Specializing in non-traditional Indian food from the streets of Mumbai, the restaurant will be featuring a special cocktail for the occasion, the Weekend Special Paantini,” which promises to be a refreshing and unique way to toast the holiday. Also on special are the Hariyali Paneer Tikka and Hariyali Chicken Tikka – marinated in a vibrant green herb and spice mixture that not only adds a pop of colour to the plate, but also imparts delicious flavour to the dishes. Mumbai Bites just might be your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – sure to satisfy both your cravings for St. Patrick’s Day green and your love of Indian cuisine.

Inglewood Love Crawl – We don’t define it, we just let it happen. Find What You Love #InInglewood

It is winter, and cold…and a chinook blast is blowing in to Calgary, bringing connection and spaces to show our love. As we approach Valentine’s Day, Inglewood offers a place to “find what you love”, and who you love. In Inglewood, love is inclusive and needs no definition. We don’t define it, we just let it happen. The Inglewood BIA has created a video to showcase love in many of its forms and encourages people to come out and celebrate the love of their lives.


The video was produced by local company ambedoagency with support from Chinook Blast and Tourism Calgary.

New Year, New Businesses in Inglewood

New Year, New Businesses in Inglewood

Greetings fellow Inglewoodians, YYC humans and everyone beyond, welcome to 2023! As we embark on the dark and sometimes stormy three-month winter journey to spring, it’s important to take solace in the fact the days are getting longer and chinooks are a phenomenon we can all be grateful for – albeit the occasional migraine. While of course 2022 was a heck of a year – full of ups, some downs, but the community we work and play in is thriving more than ever. More than 20 new businesses have opened their doors in Inglewood since January 2022 and we are elated to have them join and grow with our amazing roster of local shops. Inglewood has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping, dining and entertainment (humble brag). We hope you’ll take full advantage of our vibrant community and enjoy some fresh faces in town! 

Over 20 new businesses have opened their doors in Inglewood since January 2022, including:

Eats and Drinks:




Mixed Retail/Consignment:

    • KOTN (1008 9 Ave )


INGLEWOOD STOCKING STUFFERS – Great Local, Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays Under $40.

INGLEWOOD STOCKING STUFFERS – Great Local, Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays Under $40.

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones (if you haven’t already). Luckily, there is a plethora of amazing, local stores #InInglewood to fulfill all of your shopping needs.

Focusing on fun stocking stuffer ideas around $40 and under, we scouted the community for amazing finds. Unsurprisingly, the list was bountiful – chocked full of amazing stocking stuffers and then some.

Remember to shop local and eco-friendly friends. If it’s local, then you’re already doing your part to support your friends, neighbours and other individuals in your community.

Knifewear – Tosa Whale Knifes ($40)

Kent of Inglewood – Clean02 carbon captured body soaps ($10)

Apothecary – Yuletide soy candles, matches and more (all under $40)

The Livery Shop – Camp Brand heritage touque ($30)

The Eden – Gift card for a “blue collar” bistro in the heart of Inglewood ($40)

Bricks Wine Company – Bottles of wine, canned cocktails, local craft beer, fabulous totes, all under ($40)

Madison’s 12/12 – Signature hot sauce line, @fratellocoffeeroasters and gift cards, all under ($40)

The Silk Road – Mulling sets and spices ($15)

Genuine Design – Locally designed candles, hats and socks, all under($40)

espy – Saxx, socks, earrings, shave care accessories, all under ($40)

Adorn Boutique – Elizabeth Lyn jewelry, lemon slippers and touques all under ($40)

State Baby & Kids‘ – Silicone teether stacker and more, all under ($40)

Cold Garden – Touques ($25), scarves ($20), crew neck sweaters ($40)

Calgary Local Florist – Beautiful floral decor and accessories, all under ($40)

Respect Eyecare – Eye drops and eye relief masks, all under ($40)

Tailblazers Inglewood – Treats, puzzles and toys, all under ($40)

Madame Premier – Books, clothing, accessories and more, all under ($40)

Murphys Mid-Century – Beautiful glassware and home decor, all under ($40)

Switching Gear YYC – Voile straps, water bottles and accessories, all under ($40)

Lemonceillo – Candles, diffusers, fragrances and more, all under ($40)

Fetish Hair – Gift certificate for blowout ($40)

Twitchin Threadz – Handmade touques, mitts and socks, all under ($40)

Kotn – Touques, tees, notebooks and more , all under ($40)

Purr Inglewood – Stickers, pins, gift cards and more, all under ($40)

Peacock Boutique – Sunglasses, hair clips and other accessories, all under ($40)

Shades of Sleep – Silk sleep masks, all under ($40)

Heritage Calgary Haunted Inglewood Walking Tour

Heritage Calgary Haunted Inglewood Walking Tour


What is up all you ghouls and goblins?! It’s almost Halloween – an extra spooky time of year where we indulge in sweet treats, dress up in our favourite costumes and dig into old slasher films of mask wearing, machete wielding maniacs. Whether you are out partying with Hellfire Club, trick-or-treating, or blissfully tucked in for a Treehouse of Horror marathon, there is absolutely something for everyone to enjoy this Hallow’s Eve – you can almost smell the sweet scent of candy corn in the air. Here In Inglewood, we are home to some of the city’s most haunted sites. With this in mind, Heritage Calgary has prepared a spooktacular, haunted walking tour of several of our community’s paranormal points for your viewing.

































Deane House


While most people know the Deane house as one of the city’s top restaurants and brunch spots, the heritage home has a surprisingly haunting past. Originally built for the superintendent of Fort Calgary, it later became a rooming house in the thirties and carries a history of violence. Some report the faint smell of cigar smoke permeating through the rooms of the house, while other accounts include disconnected telephones ringing and the apparition of a pipe smoking man. One of the house’s greater paranormal occurrences is a blood-stain in the attic that changes in colour and size and a closet that reportedly unlocks itself. All things considered, the Deane House is a happening haunt in Inglewood.




Rouge (A.E. Cross Residence)

Built on the old A.E. cross residence, Rouge serves up some of the best dining in the city- paired with ghoulish phenomenon. The home’s first owner A.E. Cross was one of the original founders and financiers of the Calgary Stampede. Unfortunately, tragedy struck his family when two of his three children died of diptheria – some believe the Cross family may still haunt the building. Staff and visitors have reported mysterious apparitions of a floating woman, moving chairs, falling pots and doors slamming in the building while no one else is around – sounds pretty spooky to us.

Hose and Hound

House & Hound (Fire Hall No. 3)

Before the Hose & Hound transformed into the popular neighbourhood pub as we know today, it was originally the city’s No.3 Fire Hall. What sets Hose & Hound apart from other local haunts on this list is the paranormal sounds and sights from the establishment come from the animal kingdom. Allegedly, the city’s Fire Chief Cappy Smart owned a pet monkey who was put down after attacking a child. Staff and patrons have reported the spirit of the monkey still causes mischief in the building – knocking cans off shelves, starting the dishwasher and messing about the billiard tables. Cappy Smart alsoowned a horse who tragically died in a fire. Apparently, some can still hear the sounds of phantom horse hooves and neighs throughout the bar.


Suitor House


The suitor house is currently used by doctors as an office space, but it’s origins date back to a much more grim reality. A hospice of sorts, the building was originally intended as a space for sick, contagious patients to live out their final days. Later, it became a rooming house where the spirits of one young couple reportedly still haunt the venue. The husband fell fate to a gruesome death involving a rail car – he took pleasure in hopping on moving trains. The widowed wife parished shortly after of heartbreak and it is reported her spirit still stalks the halls of the suitor house.


New East Ward (Alexandra) School (Alexandra Centre Society)


The New East Ward (Alexandra) School is a long, rectangular, threestorey school of solid sandstone construction. A 1956 one-storey, concrete-block gymnasium addition which adjoins the southeast corner is situated in front of the school. At some point in this building’s 100-year-plus life, it had a caretaker named Joe. Joe was evidently a troubled man and one day he was found in the building’s stairwell, having hung himself. People working in the building say they see things in the shadows, and have heard footsteps coming from empty hallways, as if someone is still working their rounds.

Car Free Sundays

Car Free Sundays #InInglewood

Ditch those clumsy automobiles, pesky cylinder motors and take a stroll through the community of Inglewood via the ‘shoelace-express’. What we mean is, lace up those sneakers and/or grab your bicycle – Inglewood is launching Car Free Sundays again in 2022 during the month of August to encourage Calgarians to stroll and roll through the neighbourhood and support local businesses.

The main vein of Inglewood (9 Ave. SE from 11 St. to 14 St.) will be closed to all vehicles each Sunday through the month of August (14, 21, 28) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Businesses will have the opportunity to extend their storefronts to the sidewalk to allow for visitors to enjoy Calgary’s original mainstreet without the weekend hustle and bustle of cars and trucks. Community dwellers and Calgarians alike can enjoy the neighbourhood in its organic state with live music by buskers, dining on expanded patios, and ample sidewalk shopping at some of the city’s best local retailers. In collaboration with the City of Calgary, the Inglewood BIA has designated alternate parking areas for visitors to the area. 

This initiative is also a homage to a time in Inglewood’s history when pedestrians were the only type of traffic. Inglewood is proud to be one of Calgary’s most accessible neighbourhoods by bike, with plenty of scenic cycling paths. It’s the perfect destination for those who want to leave their vehicles behind when visiting the neighbourhood for Car Free Sundays. 

Plant-Based Eats #InInglewood

Coming off the heels of Inglewood’s Plant-Based Stampede Breakfast, we figured there was no better time than the present to showcase some of the neighbourhood’s top spots for plant-based and vegan eats. Not just a trend, plant-based eating and veganism has seen a growing trend in recent years. For some, plant-based eating is a lifestyle and for others it is a welcome addition to their typical diet. Whether you’re a lifelong vegan, vegetarian or simply a weekday meat-eater, there are plenty of amazing plant-based dining options #InInglewood for you to try – here are some of our favourites.


A1 Burrito/Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co

Nestled inside the comfy confines of Ol’ Beautiful Brewing co is a quaint food stand by the name of A1 Burrito. Self-proclaimed as Inglewood’s spot for authentic Mexican food, A1 Burrito serves a no-nonsense, tasty roster of burritos (obviously), quesadillas, tacos, chips and of course donas (donuts). Vegans and plant-minded eaters alike can typically count on chips with salsa and guac for a sans-animal dining experience, but the real home run is the vegan burrito. A delectable combination of pinto beans, poblano, white onion, guacamole and pico de gallo, the vegan burrito is a real crowd pleaser – best served with an ice-cold Mexican Lager from Ol’ Beautiful.


BiteYYC/Bea’s Cafe

Sibling shops BiteYYC and Bea’s Cafe certainly are a local favourite for Inglewood dwellers and YYC inhabitants alike. For starters, one can expect a quick, hassle-free shopping experience, complete with quality products. In addition, BiteYYC bolsters an impressive plant-based shopping section with a carefully-curated selection of plant based bites. Try Field Roast smoked apple & sage sausages for your next barbecue (a personal favourite), pasta sauces from local company Soul Bowl, or donair mheat from another local fave, Veghammer. For those looking to dine in, opt for the fattoush salad or avocado toast from Bea’s Cafe.


Vegan Street Taco Bar/The Attic

Sibling shops appear to be a common theme #InInglewood and Vegan Street Taco Bar and The Attic are no exception to this list. Brought to you by the owners of Vegan Street Beltline, the taco bar offers a 100% plant-based dining experience, serving tacos, bowls, and of course margs. Favourites include the No-Fish, Chipotle Chickin, Asada Portobello tacos and Lemon Tofu bowls. Stop by their gorgeous patio or upstairs terrace for the daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m. and 9-close for $5 dine-in tacos and draft beer. If you’re after plant-based pizza, then head upstairs to the attic for some ooey-gooey za, cooked to perfection in a stone-fired oven. 


Madison’s 12/12


When we think of Madison’s, nacho’s immediately come to mind. Images of deliciously decadent tortilla chips, smothered in cheesy (or plant cheese) goodness and premium, piled-high toppings may flood one’s vision. For vegan and plant-based eaters, we suggest the Mac N’ Cheese  Nachos – Macaroni noodles, cheese sauce (vegan), mixed cheddar (vegan), Spolumbo’s sausage, spring onion, house made ketchup, corn chips. Just as well, try the Mexican Nachos – Monterey Jack Cheese (vegan), lack bean corn salsa, jalapenos, Enchilada sauce, Greek yogurt (vegan), corn chips. And finally, if you’re not topping those nachos with delicious Jackfruit, then you’re missing out my friend. 


Canela Vegan Bakery & Café


Seriously though, when’s the last time you paid a visit to Canela #InInglewood? If the answer is never, then lace up and check out their location immediately. Canela offers an entirely plant-based bakery and cafe menu, specializing in handcrafted vegan pastries and beverages made with love. Our recommendation – begin your Canela experience with a caffeine fix in the form of a warm and creamy oat milk latte from the cafe – next we’re off to the bakery. For first timers you must try the sausage rolls – they can’t be beat. If you’re after a little something to satisfy your sweet tooth, the cinnamon rolls and handmade pop tarts will not disappoint.  


Highline Brewing


You can always count on Inglewood for a touchdown roster of local breweries and Highline Brewing is another which tops this list. While Highline may be notable for its craft brews and rotating cocktail menu, one of the best kept menu secrets are the veggie dogs. Sub out any hot dog for a veggie option and you’re good to go! The Sicilian is a real drool-inducer and comes topped with arugula; truffle mayo (sub out for vegan); fried mushrooms; nutritional yeast and served with house-made potato chips. For a beer pairing, try the Dadge Cucumber Ale, a refreshing summer brew that won’t over sweeten your taste buds. 

Inglewood Street Style

One of our favourite aspects of Inglewood is the colour, style and diversity the community frequently exhibits in its residents and habitants. Take a quick stroll down the 9th Ave stretch and see the intersecting fashion styles which highlight individual features in the community for yourself.


So what exactly is Street Style? By definition, street style is a specific fashion style and fashion culture – a comprehensive approach to fashion and includes styles which intersect, differ from mainstream fashion considerations and are based on individualism and not strictly focusing on current fashion trends. Street style is not about appearing ostentatious, pretentious, or flaunting affluence. Rather, it encapsulates self expression, authenticity and celebrates the distinct fashion choices which make up the community we work and play in. Frankly, Street Style is whatever you want it to be and by internalizing this sentiment, communities like Inglewood can effectively champion inclusivity, self expression and diversity in their neighbourhoods through a fashion vehicle. Individuals are able to express themselves wholly while being a part of a greater community.


To help celebrate Street Style #InInglewood all summer long, we encourage those to tag @inglewoodyyc in their photos of themselves in the community and use the hashtag #InglewoodStreetStyle. We would love to see what you’re wearing and celebrate the authenticity and diversity that YOU bring to our community.