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Downtown Toledo is alive with an atmosphere of growth as businesses continue to open, our professional sports teams have award-winning atmospheres, new residents walk our sidewalks and our artistic communities bring cultural celebrations. This is where you can keep in-touch and up-to-date with it all. Check back in regularly for all the latest goings on in our city’s center.

April 19th, or 419 Day, is always a celebration in downtown Toledo.  Our various venues demonstrate their love for our beloved area code and all things Toledo and northwest Ohio.  The third Thursday in April is also the start of The Loop, or our art walk, sponsored by the Arts Commission.  When both happen on the same day, we have a downtown holiday.  Here are the highlights of ...

  You might recognize this handsome boy from Instagram as @fennie_the_lab where he has an impressive following just shy of 8,000. Fenway, or Fennie as he is affectionately nick named, is a local 15-year-old chocolate lab “chariot driver and adventurer” who has been sharing his explorations of Downtown Toledo and the surrounding area on social media since March of 2014. In his ...

  Having a stay-cation in Downtown gives you many options.The ECHL league-leading Toledo Walleye have home games on March 24, 25, 30, 31, April 6 and 7.The Farmers’ Marketing is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. with early spring flowers making their first appearances.Take on the Egg Drop Challenge at Imagination Station on March 30 or fly their newest exhibit, Flight: Th ...

Downtown Toledo will be packed this weekend with a variety of events.  “On Saturday, I estimate that 30,000 – 40,000 people will be attending various celebrations.  We’ll be packed from the wee hours in the morning until midnight.” said Cindy Kerr, Vice President of ConnecToledo, Downtown Development Corporation. The epicenter is The Blarney Irish Pub.  Two days of Irish festi ...

When we think “Downtown Toledo power couple”, Andrew Newby and Kristin Kiser immediately come to mind. As owners of AVATAR, Black Kite Coffee and Toledo Spirits, they truly embody the word innovative, and have graced Downtown Toledo with several thriving local businesses.  When asked why downtown, Kristin said, “We have seen many waves of development in downtown over the last ...

Downtown Toledo Architecture 101 Part III   For the third installment in our Architecture 101 series, we’ve chosen another batch of five buildings. As an organization, we work throughout the greater downtown area – not just the central business district. You’ll see this reflected in our building selection, which includes downtown, the Old West End, Middlegrounds, and Warehous ...

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, also known as the Downtown Toledo Train Station, is home to Amtrak, Greyhound, a Subway Sandwich Shop, Brightside Academy and the Toledo Metropolitan Area of Council Governments (TMACOG). In addition, it is the location of many meetings, events and weddings.   The history of the train station, which is located at 415 Emerald Avenue, st ...

Back by popular demand, we’ve chosen another batch of five buildings for our Architecture 101 series. With so much preservation happening downtown, we wanted to highlight buildings we love but don’t always talk about. Ranging from the mid-19th century to mid-20th century, these buildings give our downtown character and history. As we did in Part I, we’ve highlighted features th ...

The Downtown Toledo Development Corporation (DTDC) is rebranding the organization and changing its name to ConnecToledo to better represent its mission and stated goals.  The ConnecToledo name was launched in partnership with the Downtown Toledo Improvement District (DTID) at DTID’s annual meeting on November 17, 2017, representing the first of many collaborations to advance th ...

  Architecture is an important part of any city. It indicates, even subconsciously, the type of place we’re in. When paying attention to architectural features, we find clues that help us understand an area’s history and the statements its people want to make about themselves – modest, showy, wealthy, modern, utilitarian. Toledo’s downtown buildings are a great opportunity fo ...

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The Downtown Toledo Improvement District is a 501(c) (3) special assessment district created by downtown property owners to provide benefits within a defined 40-block area. DTID furnishes enhanced maintenance, safety, marketing and economic development services above and beyond those provided by the City and County.

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