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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.

Toledo is home to some pretty great food and some very talented chefs. It’s really no wonder that three of our downtown chefs have been nominated for Bon Appetite Magazine’s Fav Chef competition! The winner of the competition will be featured in Bon Appetite Magazine and will win a cash grand prize. We couldn’t be more proud to have such a strong showing.


It’s that time of year again, that six week stretch that kicks off on a cold Wednesday and ends on a hopefully sunny Easter Sunday. It’s during this time that restaurant menus begin to change and offer more seafood options for this Lenten season. We’ve compiled a list of downtown restaurants that have options you can enjoy in the restaurant or as carryout in your own home.

We love pizza here in downtown, so we’ve compiled a list of where to get your fix. 

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Haven’t made plans yet? Fear not! We’ve got you covered with plenty of options that are sure to impress your special Valentine. In addition to these great options, carryout from your favorite restaurant for a cozy dinner at home is always a fantastic option!

Downtown property and business owners, you are invited to the Downtown Toledo Improvement District (DTID) open house known as Coffee Connections. These conversations will be held the last Wednesday of the quarter at Rustbelt Coffee between 7:30-9:00a. You will have an opportunity to meet with DTID board members, staff from ConnecToledo and fellow neighbors to discuss activities impacting our workers, residents, visitors, and investors.

Beginning today, Monday, January 4, the following on-street parking changes will go into effect.

Promenade Park is so festive this time of year! The lights, the tree, the tunnel – we love it all and want to see your pictures there. Simply come on down and take a picture with the lights and tag us (@DowntownToledo) in the photo on Instagram. A first and second place winner will be selected by a panel of local photographers. Also use the hashtag #downtowntoledo.

Data last updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Please see the map below for the most up to date Summit Street traffic updates. ...

He’s out and on the loose! The Downtown Toledo Elf is running all over downtown and we need your help identifying his location. If you can correctly name each place for this Facebook contest, you will be entered to win a prize pack! Our Elf will be getting into mischief in downtown December 7 – December 23.

This year, supporting local when doing your holiday shopping is more important than ever. Downtown Toledo is home to many small businesses, so we decided to compile a list of retailers to help you get your shopping done! Remember that restaurant gift cards also make great gifts while supporting our locally-owned favorites.

Downtown Toledo

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.

Contact Us: 419-249-5494

Downtown Toledo Improvement District 
300 Madison Ave #0110
Toledo, OH 43604

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