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In 1912 the Internet did not exist. You could not quickly look up the address of a business, and there certainly was no GPS to help you navigate your way there. Finding your desired destination took a little more time, persistence and patience. The 47th Year Polks Toledo Directory For the Year, Commencing July 1912 is a history buff’s playground. Rich with language that is ent ...

THERE’S LOTS HAPPENING AROUND TOWN! It’s almost spring and that means that everywhere Downtown Toledo is coming to life. Projects are nearing completion, new projects are getting underway and Opening Day of the Toledo Mud Hens is on the horizon. “There are more activities currently underway in Downtown Toledo than most of us can imagine,” said Cindy Kerr, executive director o ...

PUBLIC MEETING JANUARY 19; “STOREFRONT” DISPLAY IN TOLEDO EDISON BUILDING Downtown Toledo workers, residents and visitors can participate in the continued growth and development of the Downtown neighborhood by being a part of the 22nd Century Committee’s development of a Master Plan for Downtown Toledo. The first of several public meetings will be held Tuesday, January 19, in ...

UT BAND TO STOP AT THREE LOCATIONS FRIDAY BETWEEN 9:00 AND 10:00 P.M. The University of Toledo Rockets Marching Band goes on the road today as it makes brief stops at three Downtown Toledo establishments to get fans excited about the Rockets’ game against Iowa State on Saturday, Sept. 19. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight, the band will make three stops to get fans excited about ...

Simply Married Offers Beautiful Setting for Weddings   A small storefront on Erie Street (between Madison and Adams) that originally housed a bail bonds business has been transformed into an intimate, stylish wedding chapel. Open since May 26, Simply Married features exposed brick walls, tasteful decor and a range of ceremonies. Simply Married is owned by Jess Kozak, who wit ...


If you like maps and history, you’ll love this new treat from Toledo’s Attic! This virtual tour features buildings that were in Downtown Toledo from centuries past. Once you click on a pin, it will show you photos of the buildings that were/are near that spot, the name of the building and when it was established. Detailed information and street views about some of the photos (for example, the McKinley Statue at the Lucas County Court House) are available within the pin.

Toledo’s Attic is the area’s virtual museum with a focus on the region’s commercial, industrial and social history from the late 19th through the late 20th centuries. Visitors will find historical essays, research articles, photo galleries, interactive media, video, virtual exhibitions and other resources.




Downtown land along the Maumee River is scheduled to be the region’s next Metropark. The new Middlegrounds Metropark is situated on a 28-acre site along the Middlegrounds area, from the Anthony Wayne Bridge southwest beyond Martin Luther King Plaza. Originally used as a railroad and ship yard for freight coming into and out of the region. In the years since then, it’s been a d ...

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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