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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.

Summit Street looks a little different these days. The mass construction is due to the replacement of the water main. The construction began in May 2020 and has an estimated completion date of July 2021. The completed Summit Street will also have lots of aesthetic enhancements.

Cooking just not in the cards for you today? Our downtown restaurants are here to save the day! Whether you’re in the mood for a decadent burger, a Mediterranean specialty, or a wood-fired pizza, they’ve got your bases covered, and then some!

Toledo City Council approved the $10.5M renovation of Summit Street today at their meeting.  Improvements will be made from Lafayette Street to Jackson Street including replacement of a 150-year-old waterline. Pedestrians will soon experience new lighting, improved crosswalks, additional benches, and plantings. A new art installation by the Arts Commission will be installed in a park-like setting located between Adams and Madison. Motorists will appreciate more on-street parking spaces, making it easier to access dining and retail spaces.

Lucas County Health Department Commission Eric Zgodzinski has reinstated the Downtown Toledo Outdoor Refreshment Area in downtown Toledo, the Adams Street Outdoor Refreshment Area and the City of Sylvania Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area effective Friday, May 15, 2020.

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 ...

Virtual Opening Day for our beloved Mud Hens is Thursday, April 16th. Typically, our streets are filled with celebration but this year the party moves to your home and backyard. 

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 ...

  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 ...

Restaurants are the backbone of our community. Supporting them is a crucial to a vibrant downtown, so we’ve created the Downtown Toledo Takeout Challenge! We’re challenging you to support our restaurants open for carryout, curbside pick-up and delivery.

Ed Beczynski, owner of The Blarney, and Reverend Monsignor Christopher P. Vasko, pastor of downtown’s The Historic Church of St. Patrick’s, are teaming up to continue Historic St. Pat’s traditional Easter food blessing. On Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020, Monsignor will be present curbside at The Blarney and will perform a food blessing for meals either purchased from The Blarney or food baskets that are brought curbside from the community.

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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