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It Is Officially Leaf Season! 

Happy Wednesday, Toledo! 

As it is the first Wednesday of the month, don’t forget to join me this afternoon for a live version of Wednesdays With Wade.  There, you can hear from City of Toledo Leaders on all programs and processes of the city!  We will work to get your questions answered.  Tune in here at 4:30 this afternoon

This morning, I was pleased to join the team in West Toledo to announce the launch of the leaf pick-up season in Toledo.  This multi-week operation will be led by City of Toledo crews and will begin on November 7.  Many leaves have fallen…and we are coming to get them!   You can see the full schedule and map at   When crews are about to be in your area, you will also see posted signs.  Please help crews do the best job possible by making sure that cars are not parked on the street for collection day.   If you miss pick-up, there are also several regional drop-off locations for your free use.  Check the website for those details, as well.  

Want to be made aware of changes to the schedule?   Sign up for WENZ alerts and be sure to follow our social media pages.   All of the most up-to-date information will be shared on these platforms. 

As we have in the past few years, it is our goal to have all leaves picked up by December 31.  

This week was also an opportunity to celebrate!   The inaugural class from the Neighborhood Capacity Institute graduated this week!  As you may recall, this group began meeting in January, after the Institute was created by the Department of Housing and Community Development. The group was able to meet monthly to learn about developing a budget, implementing short and long-term strategic plans, recruiting members, and excellence in board membership.  This training and support will allow these individual neighborhood advocates and neighborhood groups to excel in their work in our neighborhoods. 


Have a great week, Toledo. 

Get a Rebate for Using Electric! 

You can get a $100 rebate for buying an electric lawnmower.  Just in time for those end-of-season sales! Check out all the details at
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Toledo Rescue Plan Grants Available 

The Lucas County Board of Commissioners, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, and Toledo City Council have joined together to allocate $6 million in ARPA funding to support a multi-year grant program for eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and artists in Toledo and Lucas County. The program will be administered by The Arts Commission.

Applications and guidelines are available on The Arts Commission's website at Grant applications will close on November 16, 2022. 

Visit and Tour of BGSU

Mayor Kapszukiewicz had a great afternoon meeting with President Rodney Rodgers from Bowling Green State University.  It was nice to get a tour of campus and an update on all things happening in Bowling Green.  

We look forward to a continued working relationship that supports the success of our region. 


Youth Be Heard! 

The Department of Parks & Youth Services at the City of Toledo wants to hear from YOU! Please join us as we kick off a series of listening sessions with the youth of Toledo.  You will participate in collaborative brainstorming on the future of the youth services department!   Lunch and transportation are provided! Please register using the QR code or visit  

Mowing Expo Coming Up! November 3

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. 
Register for Expo

Enter Today!

The Pre-application process will be open until November 11.  The drawing will be on November 18. 

This program will provide up to 650 low-to-moderate-income households with financial assistance and construction management. Households not selected from the lottery will receive notification regarding other applications opening in January 2023 through our financial partners.

Visit to apply before the deadline. 

Let's Help Imagination Station Shatter the Record! 

Mark your calendar now for November 5!  Start collecting glass bottles and join the fun! 

Detwiler Marsh Construction Complete 

Time to start adding plants, shrubs, trees, and native seed mixes. Moving dirt and adding little pockets of habitat to the wetland supports our local species of birds, salamanders, frogs, and bugs (and more!) By removing the harmful invasive species first, native plants, shrubs, and seed mixes have a greater chance of survival. 

For more information about the restoration project please visit:

Upcoming Events

Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.
Manhattan Marsh

Youth Be Heard 
November 12
Lunch and transportation provided

Save The Date:  Ottawa Park Tree Lighting coming December 12!

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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
78,400  potholes filled
8,857,667  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
4,828,629   pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
6,115  tires collected
1,612  trees trimmed
276  water main breaks repaired
1,808,585  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
8,692  feet of storm sewers cleaned


 building inspections completed


 permits issued
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