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#OurYYC On the Road: Global News Hour at 6 in Inglewood

WATCH ABOVE: Paul Haysom explores Inglewood

Global Calgary took our show on the road to Inglewood on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The southeast neighbourhood is just east of the downtown core and Fort Calgary. It’s home to our city’s original main street, which dates back to 1875.

Linda Olsen, Gord Gillies and the Global News team broadcast live from Smithbilt Hats. The legendary company has called Inglewood home for almost a decade.

Watch below: Global’s Gord Gillies wanders down 9 Avenue with historian Harry Sanders, learning about the famous Garry Theatre. Did you know it started out as a grocery store and at one time played ‘naughty’ movies?

A walking tour of Calgary’s oldest community
A walking tour of Calgary’s oldest community

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Watch below: Global’s Gord Gillies learns why downtown Calgary was moved out of Inglewood and why one of its oldest buildings sparked a bare-knuckle fight at city hall.

Why downtown Calgary was moved out of Inglewood
Why downtown Calgary was moved out of Inglewood

Join us as we visit some historic buildings and explore what’s ahead for this trendy community.

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It has become a desirable place to buy a home and set up business, but there are also challenges when an inner-city neighbourhood has such coveted real estate. We’ll investigate the impact of development and higher rents.

Watch below: Global’s Tomasia DaSilva looks at the entrepreneurial spirit of Calgary’s first neighbourhood. Business is booming in Inglewood, but so is the cost of setting up shop there.

The cost of doing business in Inglewood
The cost of doing business in Inglewood

It’s described as a one-stop shop for foodies as well as people who love to listen to live music, check out art galleries, stroll through festivals and enjoy Calgary’s diverse cultural scene. We’ll find out why the 9 Avenue strip is such a big draw for artists.

Watch below: 9 Avenue S.E. packs a punch for Calgarians looking for some culture. Artists’ work isn’t only displayed on gallery walls but can also be found along the sidewalks and side streets of Inglewood. Tracy Nagai reports.

Where to go for art and entertainment in Inglewood
Where to go for art and entertainment in Inglewood

You’ll also hear about the natural landscape that includes the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary – a favourite for bird watchers and families.

Watch below: Global’s Linda Olsen takes a tour of an oasis in the heart of Inglewood and explains how to get the most from your bird-watching experience in this special place that’s been preserved for Calgarians for decades.

Behind the scenes at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Behind the scenes at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary