2010: 287,208, #66 in U.S., #4 in Ohio

1950: 303,616, #36 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 651,429, #81 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 395,551, #47 in U.S.


The Toledo area had its first permanent settlement in 1817; the communities of Port Lawrence and Vistula were combined to make Toledo in 1833. The city, a port on the Great Lakes, is on the Maumee River at Maumee Bay, an inlet of Lake Erie. Promenade Park is on the waterfront.


Tallest building: One SeaGate, 411 feet (1982)

List of tallest buildings


Toledo has no downtown department stores.


Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited (west to Chicago and east to Boston and New York City) and Capitol Limited (west to Chicago and east to Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.)  stop at Toledo’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza (the former Central Union Terminal, 1950) during the night.


The Imagination Station is a hands-on science museum. The Toledo Museum of Art is just northwest of downtown.


Toledo and Maumee River
(Photo by Joel Rossol)


Toledo has no downtown movie theaters. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra plays in the Peristyle concert hall at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Valentine Theatre (1902, renovated 1999) hosts the Toledo Opera, concerts, and a variety of other events.

The Theater League presents touring Broadway shows at the Stranahan Theater (1969), southwest of downtown. The Toledo Repertoire Theater is also downtown.


The Toledo Mud Hens, Triple-A International League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, play at Fifth Third Field (2002) in downtown's Warehouse District. The Huntington Center (2009) hosts the Toledo Walleye of the East Coast Hockey League, as well as concerts and other events.

Map of Downtown Toledo

Toledo Architecture