ConnecToledo is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of Downtown Toledo. Funded by the city's leading institutional and corporate organizations, ConnecToledo is committed to facilitating public/private partnerships, promoting events and attractions, investing in planning and projects and advocating for businesses. We build the critical connections for developing vibrant neighborhoods and a strong central business district.
In 2017, ConnecToledo evolved from the 22nd Century Committee, which sought to align downtown revitalization efforts through a new master plan. As the master plan was completed, the 22nd Century Committee was reconstituted as the Downtown Toledo Development Corporation.
With the recently signed professional services agreement with the Downtown Toledo Improvement District, the timing was right for a name and brand transition to ConnecToledo. With this new name and a clear mission, the organization is committed to capitalizing on downtown’s role as the economic, cultural and governmental center of Northwest Ohio.
ConnecToledo has partner organizations focused on delivering exceptional services for those who shop, play, work, dine and live in downtown. They identify opportunities, solve problems, and directly support the day-to-day work of improving downtown neighborhoods.
The Downtown Toledo Improvement District (DTID) is a 501(c)3 Special Improvement District. They improve, build and energize the downtown as a viable business, cultural, residential and recreational community through marketing, business advocacy and hospitality services.
The Toledo Design Center is a division of ConnecToledo and is overseen by volunteer professionals from the design and planning community. They strive to be public advocates for excellence in urban revitalization and growth.
The Downtown Toledo Ambassadors provide hospitality, cleanliness and safety services.