Graham Sustainability Institute

City Fact Sheet: Toledo, Ohio

October 2015

Located in Northwest Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, the City of Toledo identifies climate change as a matter of environmental, economic, and health concern. The city has a total population of 287,208 spread over 84 sq. miles. The city is built over a wetland area and ground saturation and stormwater overflow pose major threats to city infrastructure and health. Deteriorating water infrastructure is a major issue throughout the city and region. However, strong leadership by city staff has resulted in progressive action to improve water systems and increase public awareness across the region