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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 ...

Pam’s Corner has come up with a unique twist that combines delivery and catering.  Pam prepares two dinner options weekly, one with meat and one vegetarian, and will deliver them to you.  Call in your order on Monday morning and her staff will deliver a dinner for 4 to your office or residence in the downtown or Old West End neighborhoods on Wednesday afternoons.   Restaurant ...

The ice is primed, FINatics fill the seats eagerly awaiting the famous fog horn, the lights dim and, finally, the Toledo Walleye take the ice. It’s hockey season in downtown Toledo!   The Toledo Walleye bring excitement and anticipation to downtown with their record-setting talent and fans. Last year alone, 20 sellout games, 51 wins, and the number of consecutive victories se ...

  Downtown Toledo is a great location for unique and fascinating photo opportunities in our region.  The variety of landscapes and architecture makes downtown a “one-stop-shop” for local photographers.  Recently, we focused on the numerous photographable doors available just footsteps away.  From rustic to elegant, modern to vintage - the choices are endless.  Whatever colo ...

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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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