The University of Toledo
Urban Affairs Center
The 2014 schedule for the Discover Downtown Walking Tours is now available. There are new tours this season and we have added some new twists to some old tours. We also have some tours that are in neighborhoods that are near Downtown.
It is very exciting for us to be able to do this because it means that Downtown Toledo is evolving, growing, and strengthening ... there is always something new happening!UAC is also pleased to offer a special event: a walking tour of Waite High School on June 12, 2014. The tour of the newly renovated school (named for Toledoan Morrison R. Waite, a US Supreme Court Justice) celebrates it 100th anniversary!
|Date||Tour Details||Start Location Map|
|June 12||Celebrate 100 Years of Waite High School: Tour the newly renovated East Toledo Gem named for Toledo native and US Supreme Court Justice Morrison R. Waite (meet at Waite HS Field House, park on East Broadway Street).||Link|
|July 10||Amtrak Station & MLK Plaza: Tour Martin Luther King Plaza which houses Toledo's train station (park near Children's Park and meet in upper level of building).||Link|
|July 17||St. Francis de Sales Church: Built in 1850, it was the Toledo Catholic Diocese Cathedral from 1910-1940 (meet at Cherry & Superior streets). NOTE - tour starts at 1pm.||Link|
|July 24||The View From the Rooftop: What can you see from the rooftop of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Main Brach? (meet at 325 Michigan in from of the library).||Link|
|July 31||Inside the Gemes of Madison Avenue: Explore some of the magnificent lobbies of our Madison Avenue treasures (meet at Huron Street & Madison Avenue at Huntington Bank).||Link|
|Aug. 7||Casey Pomeroy House: What comes after an "extreme makeover" (meet at 802 Huron Street).||Link|
|Aug. 14||The Maritime Academy of Toledo: A tuition-free school that uses some high-tech equipment to prepare ypouth for maritime careers (meet at 803 Water Street across from WTOL).||Link|
|Aug. 21||What's Making Uptown Even More Hip?: Uptown continues to evolve into a "cool" neighborhood; see the progress on the development of Uptoen Green (meet at Madison Avenue and 18th Street).||Link|
|Aug. 28||Discover the Oliver House: The oldest commercial building in Toledo (meet at 27 Broadway Street in the historic lobby of the bulding).||Link|
|Sep. 4||Forest Cemetery: Established in 1829, Toeldo's oldest municipally-owned cemetery covers 145 acres and is the final resting place for many of Toledo's historic figures (meet at main gate at 1704 Mulberry Street; park on right side of the road).||Link|
The Discover Downtown Toledo Walking Tours are on Thursdays at lunchtime (Noon - 1pm) from July 10 through September 4. They'll happen "Rain or Shine", and parking on Downtown Toledo streets is free between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
If you've enjoyed a Downtown Toledo Walking Tour and are interested in being a tour guide, click here to find out how!
Project Coordinator: UAC, phone 419-530-3592
Special Tour Coordinator: Irene Martin, Local History, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, phone 419-259-5234, email firstname.lastname@example.org