In the early 1900s, the roots of Eastwood began to take hold as portions of the neighbourhood were subdivided.
The year 1906 marked the first steps towards development, followed swiftly by the introduction of a streetcar line in 1910, connecting 95th Street to 118th Avenue and bridging the gap between Edmonton and the village of North Edmonton. This convenient link sparked a surge of interest in the neighbourhoods along the streetcar line, including Eastwood, leading to further subdivisions in 1910 and 1913.
Around the time of World War I, the allure of the streetcar line and major roads attracted the construction of numerous homes and businesses. However, as the pre-war land boom subsided, Eastwood experienced a slowdown in development, leaving many properties untouched for years. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the original wave of development reached its completion, forming the foundation of the neighbourhood we see today. Over the years, Eastwood has seen periods of redevelopment as older structures give way to new ones, refreshing the landscape. The name "Eastwood" likely derived from its descriptive location as part of the eastern edge of Edmonton, a name that retained its significance even after the amalgamation of the Village of North Edmonton in 1912.