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Benvenuto, Ferrara!

Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from Ferrara, Italy to Toledo.  Our most recent Sister City, Ferrara is a great place I had the opportunity to visit with my wife Sarah last year. 

We kept the delegation very busy!  They spent several days visiting a number of Toledo cultural locations and make some important business connections, as well.  Most importantly, they were in Toledo to announce that the 2023 Italian Bowl will be played right here in Toledo, Ohio at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl on July 1.   Fresh off Solheim Cup and other major successful events, the Italian Bowl will be another opportunity for residents of Toledo to show off on the international stage. We look forward to being a part of the planning and will keep you posted right here on all developments. 

The International Year of Glass is ongoing!  You can get updates on events and other opportunities to participate in the International Year of Glass on the Destination Toledo website.  Join in the fun!

Don't forget to join me tonight for the live version of Wednesdays with Wade.  Tune in live on my Facebook page at 4:30.  See you then. 

Finally, a reminder that Monday, October 10 is a Federal holiday. All City of Toledo offices will be closed.  

Have a great week, Toledo!

Join us next MONDAY! 

We have embarked on a six-week plan to meet with residents throughout the community. You can stop by any one of the remaining meetings and hear about all of the projects happening at the Department of Public Utilities, Housing, and Community Development, Forward Toledo, and Engage Toledo.  

The next meeting is Monday, October 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. at West Toledo Library.  We are taking one week off as the City of Toledo is closed on Monday, October 10. 

Application Portal Remains Open.  
Funds Available!

We are happy to announce the Rental Assistance Application will remain open for applications through the end of the year while funding is still available. We can help you pay your bills as a result of the impacts of COVID. Follow the link below for all the details and the application. 

Apply now

It is Service Week at the City of Toledo!

The City of Toledo is celebrating Service week THIS week! We have launched a new Customer Service Policy that will provide training and incentives for all of our team members to provide the best service possible to the residents of Toledo. Service is at the heart of what we do!  Check out the new policy here.  There, you will also find a page where you can leave a team member a compliment for a job well done! 

It is Time for Fall! 

The City of Toledo will celebrate Halloween this year on October 31 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  You can celebrate more of the season by joining us at our annual Fall Festival at Ottawa Park on October 15 from 5:00-9:00 pm.  There will be plenty of kids' activities, candy, and a fun Halloween movie! 

We need YOU! 

Join us at the Mowing Expo on November 3 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza.  There, you will get all of the information you need to become a City of Toledo Mowing Contractor.  Visit here for more details and to register. 

Do You Love the Snow? Join Us This Winter!

The deadline to apply to be a Snow Plow Contractor for the City of Toledo is almost here!   All bids must be received by 1:30 p.m. October 11, 2022. For a copy of the bid proposals and specifications please visit

Upcoming Events

Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, October 6,  6:30 p.m.
University Park Trail Glass City Metropark

Refuse and Recycling Drop-Off
Saturday, October 8 , 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cedar Creek, South Toledo Campus

City of Toledo Public Information Session
Monday, October 17, 5-6:30 p.m.
West Toledo Library 

Ottawa Park Fall Festival 
October 15
Fall fun for the whole family! 

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By The Numbers

Year To Date
46,998  calls to Engage Toledo
22,212  service requests made through Engage Toledo app
72,040  potholes filled
8,485,367  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
4,516,329   pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
5,883  tires collected
1,612  trees trimmed
249  water main breaks repaired
1,652,6811  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
6,683  feet of storm sewers cleaned


 building inspections completed


 permits issued
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