Inglewood bears the distinction of being Calgary's oldest neighbourhood, having been established adjacent to Fort Calgary in 1875. The founding of the community was led by Major John Stewart, Acheson Irvine and James Macleod, including the development of 9 Ave. S.E. (formerly named Atlantic Avenue), which became the city of Calgary’s first authentic main street.
Originally known as East Calgary or Brewery Flats, the community was not officially given the name 'Inglewood' until 1911, when it was named after the nearby homestead established by Col. James Walker.
Today, Inglewood is a vibrant, eclectic and ever-evolving arts and culture-filled district with more than 100 shops, boutiques and eateries attracting locals and tourists alike.
The community is also home to the Calgary Zoo, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Bow Habitat Station, Inglewood Wildlands Park and the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery.