Re-envisioning East Toledo | 2. “Once an East Sider…Always an East Sider” — Resident Visions

When we hear about Toledo's history and its progress, it's often in reference to the west side. But our city's Main Street can only be found on the east side, and the riverfront communities of East Toledo have made significant contributions to Toledo's rich and diverse cultural and industrial past. With all the excitement around the Marina District (now a new Metropark), what are the residents' hopes and dreams there? This video is one of a five-part series on the Garfield neighborhood as part of the Garfield Community Plan in collaboration with Toledo Design Collective, East Toledo Family Center and One Voice for East Toledo.

Episode 2, “Once an East Sider…always an East Sider,” spotlights a neighborhood resident, Beverly Piper, who grew up on the East side and has stayed in the neighborhood to see it flourish through hard work, vision and hopeful energy.

To learn more about the Garfield Community Plan, visit, and to learn more about this partnership, check out our press release.


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