MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - A brand new TD Canada Trust
branch was inaugurated on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 5790
Monkland Avenue in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. At the event, TD executives
donated $5,000 to local organization Action Communiterre on behalf of
the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF).
"When TD inaugurates a branch, it is a tradition to support a local
organization that is committed to community development and
well-being," said Christine Marchildon, Senior Vice-President, Branch
Banking and Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group. "Providing financial
services is not just about convenient service and flexible banking
hours, it also means being involved in and supporting the community.
This is one of our fundamental values at TD. "
Here to serve you 67 hours a week!
The new branch has over 5,000 square feet of space and is staffed by 13
employees. It will provide both personal and small business banking
services. In addition, a conference room within the branch will be made
available to local business people and organizations. Located in the
heart of a charming village with a vibrant community life, the branch
will be open seven days a week for a total of 67 hours.
"The history of Monkland Village dates back to 1804. Today, this
neighbourhood with its thriving commercial artery has a distinct
cosmopolitan flair. The village attracts many young families, who
settle here and contribute to its vitality. Monkland Avenue's many
shops, businesses and offices make it the ideal location to offer
comfortable banking services," added Alexander Naim, Branch Manager.
$5,000 for an urban agriculture training program
TD FEF donated $5,000 to local organization Action Communiterre in order
to develop an urban agriculture training program for neighbourhood
children. The workshops will be held in the Cantaloup garden, one of
the YMCA's organic community gardens in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, run by the
"TD's contribution to our urban agriculture training project is
invaluable," said Walid Touabti, Coordinator at Action Communiterre.
"Children spend one quarter of their days outside yet their schoolyards
are all too often concrete or asphalt. This program allows them to
enjoy nature, develop their knowledge of horticulture and especially to
raise their awareness of the importance of protecting their
About TD Canada Trust
TD Canada Trust offers personal and business banking to more than 11.5
million customers. We provide a wide range of products and services
from chequing and savings accounts, to credit cards, mortgages and
business banking, to credit protection and travel medical insurance, as
well as advice on managing everyday finances. TD Canada Trust makes
banking comfortable with award-winning service and convenience through
24/7 mobile, internet, telephone and ATM banking, as well as in over
1,100 branches, with convenient hours to better serve you. For more
information, please visit: www.tdcanadatrust.com. TD Canada Trust is
the Canadian retail bank of TD Bank Group, the sixth largest bank in
About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $57 million in funding to over
20,000 grassroots environment and wildlife projects across Canada. In
2011, TD FEF provided more than $3.6 million in support of over 1,058
projects. Funding comes from thousands of donors who give to the
Foundation monthly, as well as TD Bank Group's contribution in excess
of $1 million annually. TD also covers all the administrative costs.
This guarantees that 100% of all donations support grassroots
environmental and wildlife projects in the communities where donations
are made. For more information on how to donate and get involved in
your community, visit: www.faetd.com
SOURCE: TD Bank Group
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TD Bank Group
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Tel.: 514-289-8688, ext. 250