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 ...
Downtown Architecture 101 Part I
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 ...
Support our restaurants with the Downtown Toledo Takeout Challenge
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.
The Blarney and Historic Church of St. Patrick team up for Easter food blessing
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 Restaurants and Retail Are Open
Being open for business takes on a different meaning during the Stay At Home order. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants, coffee shops and retailers that are operating curbside, delivery or online allowing us to keep our distance.
COVID-19 Assistance in the Toledo Area
During this time of uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we know that many are faced with difficulty. Please see below for assistance within the Toledo area.
Downtown Children's Discovery Center Presents Mayor Kapszukiewicz with Key to City
The students at Children’s Discovery Center (CDC) created and presented a special gift for special guest, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. With the help of their teachers, the children made a clay mold and used resin to make Mayor Kapszukiewicz his very own key to the city. The key was meant to honor his dedication to early childhood education. In 1996, CDC founder Lois Rosenberry was gifted a key to the city by then mayor, Carty Finkbeiner.
Downtown Toledo Cooks Up Special Meals for Restaurant Week
We hope you’re hungry – the 10th annual Restaurant Week Toledo is upon us! The week-long food celebration supports Leadership Toledo’s tuition-free youth programs, while you get to enjoy the very best of our locally owned restaurants.
Big Ten Gymnastics Comes to Downtown Toledo with Elevate the Stage
We are flipping out! Okay, not really, but there is a gymnastics tournament taking over downtown! Elevate the Stage is a podium-style gymnastics competition that features athletes from all over the country and NCAA teams from the Big Ten.
Celebrate Valentine's Day in Downtown Toledo
Downtown is THE place to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Not sure what to do for your special someone? We took the hard work out of it, just pick from the list below for the best Valentine’s Day ever!
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