TD returns as a Partner Level Sponsor and the Official Bank of Pride Week
TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Pride Toronto is thrilled to once again receive
support from returning sponsor TD Canada Trust, now in their third year as a
major Pride Week partner. In addition to being the official bank of Pride
Week, TD Canada Trust is the lead supporter of Pride Toronto's Volunteer
program, which is the heart and soul of Pride Week. Pride Week requires 1,200
volunteers in order to run its events and festivities.
Pride Week is the largest arts and culture festival in Canada, and one of
the three largest Prides in the world. Drawing over one million people to the
streets of Toronto, a recent study by Festivals and Events Ontario showed that
after the CNE, Pride Week is the most recognized festival in Ontario. The
study also showed that the Pride Parade Day, the last Sunday of Pride week, is
the best attended single day event in Canada.
TD Canada Trust is sponsoring the Pride Street Festival's main music
stage, running this year from June 22-24. The stage will be located on
Wellesley Street East, between Yonge and Church streets and will be branded
the TD Canada Trust Wellesley Stage. Musical performers will include Martha
Wash, the powerhouse behind the legendary disco anthem It's Raining Men, the
Indigo Girls, DJ Lady Miss Kier from the groundbreaking trio Deee-lite and
many more. For a complete listing of performers, dates and times visit
TD Canada Trust will also be sponsoring a float in the Pride Parade on
Sunday, June 24. The float is in support of the CanStage TD Dream in High Park
production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The TD Pride Network,
made up of employees, family and friends, will also be marching in the parade.
"TD is proud to once again be a major supporter of Toronto's Pride Week
and the official bank of Pride Toronto. This year promises to be another
fantastic event and we're thrilled to be involved," says Suellen Wiles, Senior
Vice President GTA Region, TD Canada Trust. "Expect to see many TD employee
volunteers at various Pride Week events both lending a hand and having a great
The Church/Wellesley branch and Yonge/Carlton branch of TD Canada Trust
will be open on Saturday June 23 to serve the large number of people who
attend Pride Week.
TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together
Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the
three primary areas of focus for TD's community giving. The major flagship
programs within these areas are: TD Children's Hospital Fund, TD Friends of
the Environment Foundation and the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, TD
Canadian Children's Book Week, TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community
Leadership, and the TD Summer Reading Club. In addition, through the support
of our customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national,
regional and local programs in support of diversity, arts and culture and
other causes. In 2006, TD donated $33 million to more than 1,600 charities and
not-for-profit organizations across Canada.
About Pride Toronto
Pride Toronto (www.pridetoronto.com) is the not-for-profit organization
that hosts Pride Week, an annual festival held during the last week of June in
downtown Toronto. Pride Week is Canada's largest celebration of lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning and
two-spirited people, and is one of the leading cultural events of its kind in
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