Rebecca OBrien

Shakespeare On The Go at Jack Long Park

Join the bard In Inglewood this summer for A Midsummer’s Night Dream starting July 14th

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Father’s Day in Inglewood

Attention, everyone! It’s that time of the year when we come together to celebrate the incredible dads in our lives. And what better way to honour them than by exploring the vibrant community of Inglewood for some fantastic Father’s Day gifts? Get ready for a Father’s Day extravaganza that will make hearts skip a beat as we dive into a delightful array of shops catering to all interests. So, whether you’re shopping for your dad, stepdad, granddad, or any father figure who deserves recognition, join us on this adventure through some of the amazing shops in our community your dad will love! Make sure to stay tuned for Father’s Day specials and events at the rest of our incredible shops in the community.



Calling all carnivorous dads! Spolumbo’s is the ultimate meat lover’s paradise. This family-owned deli and sausage company has been serving up mouthwatering creations since 1992. From their famous sausages bursting with flavour to delectable sandwiches that will make Dad’s taste buds dance, Spolumbo’s knows how to satisfy even the heartiest appetites. Treat your old man to a feast fit for a king and watch his smile grow with each delicious bite!

Cody & Sioux:

If your dad is a rugged individual with a taste for adventure, then Cody & Sioux is the place to be. This unique boutique celebrates the spirit of the Canadian West with its carefully curated selection of clothing, accessories, and home decor. From stylish flannels that scream ‘mountain man’ to artisanal leather goods that exude timeless charm, Cody & Sioux offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for the modern cowboy at heart. Give your dad a touch of wild frontier flair this Father’s Day!”

Oak & Vine:

“Is your dad a wine enthusiast or a craft beer connoisseur? Look no further than Oak & Vine. Nestled in the heart of Inglewood, this charming shop is a haven for all things boozy and delicious. From exquisite wines and craft beers to rare spirits that will make his eyes light up, Oak & Vine has an impressive selection that will leave Dad spoilt for choice. Raise a glass to Father’s Day and toast to the incredible man who has always been your rock!”

Smithbilt Hats:

If there’s one accessory that screams classic Canadian elegance, it’s a Smithbilt hat. For over a century, Smithbilt has been crafting top-quality hats that have become synonymous with Western heritage and style. Whether your dad fancies a traditional cowboy hat or a sophisticated fedora, Smithbilt Hats offers an array of options that will make him feel like the dapper gentleman he truly is. Give your dad the gift of timeless fashion and let him tip his hat to Father’s Day in style!

Cold Garden:

Looking to quench your dad’s thirst for something unique and refreshing? Cold Garden is not your average brewery. This offbeat and whimsical watering hole specializes in crafting inventive and experimental brews that are sure to tantalize Dad’s taste buds. From their quirky flavour combinations to their vibrant taproom, Cold Garden promises an unforgettable experience that will leave your dad both refreshed and entertained. Raise a glass and say cheers to a Father’s Day filled with laughter and delightful libations!

Ol’ Beautiful:

Does your dad appreciate the art of brewing and the beauty of a well-crafted beer? Look no further than Ol’ Beautiful. This microbrewery prides itself on creating exceptional beers that not only taste amazing but are also a work of art. With a focus on small-batch production and using locally sourced ingredients, Ol’ Beautiful delivers brews that will make your dad’s taste buds sing. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts and refreshing lagers, there’s something to suit every beer-loving dad’s palate. Treat your father to a Father’s Day gift that celebrates the beauty of craftsmanship and the joy of savouring a great pint.

Chin Whiskey:

Is your dad in need of a grooming transformation that will leave him looking sharp and stylish? Look no further than Chin Whiskey, the ultimate barber shop in Inglewood. Step into this haven of grooming excellence, where skilled barbers with a passion for their craft will treat your dad to a pampering experience like no other. From classic haircuts and expert beard trims to soothing hot towel shaves, Chin Whiskey knows how to make your dad look and feel his best. Give your father the gift of a dapper appearance this Father’s Day and watch him leave Chin Whiskey with a spring in his step and a smile on his face!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 )


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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)

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Christmas In Inglewood

Nobody Does Christmas Like Inglewood!

Leave the mall and ‘shop local’ this festive season on Calgary’s favorite, historic, walkable main street!

Saturdays from November 26th-December 17th: Take a photo with Santa, enjoy live music (indoors and outside) on the Music Mile, and enjoy free hot chocolate*.

Baby, you are gorgeous, but your eyebrows are out of control! Inglewood has your party season beauty needs taken care of with 20+ salons, barber shops and beauty spas.

Have a partner or friend who is more of a sitter ( read: ” I need a cold beer and a warm seat”) than a shopper? Live music venues including The Blues Can,The Ironwood and The Attic will check that box!

Art galleries including the Esker foundationVivian Art, the Collector’s Gallery of Art and Circa Vintage Art Glassallow for contemplation and a rest from the bustling main street!

Inglewood is Calgary’s historic brewery area- for international award-winning microbrewery beer ( or a classy cocktail at the historic Off Cut Bar or trendy new Business and Pleasure)  after a busy day of shopping- you have come to the right place.

And last, but definitely not least… the many independent, creative, curated businesses will fill your gift needs. And you will be doing what you love to do-having a great day while shopping local!

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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.

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