In the past 15 years, Downtown Toledo has had continuous success in bringing people back to our region’s core. The Toledo Mud Hens built their new stadium in the heart of the Warehouse District in 2002. Since that date, the Detroit Tigers AAA affiliate has broken attendance records and continues to innovate their visitors’ experience with the recently opened Hensville Entertainment District. Restaurants have flocked to the area around the ballpark, making it a vibrant destination.
The 2009 opening of the Huntington Center, a 9,000-seat entertainment venue, continued the rejuvenation of the Central District through the Toledo Walleye hockey team and world-class concerts.
Numerous historic buildings are home to businesses and restaurants in the very walkable downtown core.
A surge of interest in downtown living has resulted in a 96% occupancy rate. More units are being built throughout the downtown, creating a true neighborhood feeling. Residents, workers and visitors alike enjoy the Farmer’s Market, food truck rallies, art walks, world-class museums and community events.
Downtown’s streets lead to the Maumee River, one of the largest in the Great Lakes. It’s common to see large freighters, kayakers, and people enjoying a walk along the riverfront. The new Middlegrounds Metropark adds to the recreational opportunities along the Maumee River’s west side. In the future, an east side Metropark will help unite the riverfront. The combination of recreation and industry along the river connects Toledoans to the city’s significance as a port. Downtown Toledo offers great potential to invest as well as to work, play, shop, dine and live.
Visit downtowntoledo.org to learn more about shopping, playing, working, dining and living downtown!