TD Bank Group launches new initiatives to enhance visitor experience and bring the spirit of festival right to audiences

Presenting sponsor of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal for the seventh consecutive year

MONTREAL, April 26, 2016 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group returns as presenting sponsor of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal for the seventh consecutive year and launches new initiatives to promote an appreciation of jazz among visitors and Montrealers alike. Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group, joined the Festival's Organizing Committee today to unveil the details of TD's participation in 2016.

"Since first partnering with the FIJM, we have constantly looked for ways to enhance the festival-goer's experience with initiatives that add to the enjoyment of attending the Festival and listening to talented musicians," says Demers. "The entire TD team in Quebec is extremely proud to be part of an event that is so iconic of Montreal summers."

Added onsite comfort
Among the new perks TD is offering at the Festival are the three TD Comfort Zones spread out across the festival grounds. With a seating capacity of 200, they give visitors the chance to take a break and enjoy refreshments between shows. What's more, a 160-seat riser, called the TD Bleachers will provide festival goers with a place to sit and enjoy shows on the TD stage. Last but not least, kiosks throughout the site will be equipped with 50 TD Point of Sale (POS) devices providing additional credit and debit payment options for attendees.

The TD Jazz Tour
TD is launching the TD Jazz Tour this spring to get residents of the Greater Montreal Area interested in jazz by bringing the spirit of the Festival to them. This spring and fall, jazz quartets will perform 88 thirty-minute pieces at four shopping centres: Galeries d'Anjou, Fairview Pointe-Claire, Promenades Saint-Bruno and Carrefour Laval.

TD will also continue to support the TD Blues Camp, a unique day camp for aspiring musicians between the ages of 13 and 17. From July 3 to 9, 2016, teens attending the camp will prepare a concert to be performed on the TD stage at the close of the Festival. 

About TD Music
Since 2003, TD has sponsored over 80 music festivals and events across Canada every year. Music fans can keep up-to-date on all TD Music initiatives by visiting www.TDmusic.com. Every year TD also supports many music-based community and educational programs. Continuing with its commitment to support music programs throughout Canada, TD is proud to be a Premier Partner of the 2016 JUNO Awards and Live Nation's concert series.

About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 24 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 10.4 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.2 trillion in assets on January 31, 2016. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

SOURCE TD Bank Group

For further information: Ariane Richard, Morin Relations Publiques, 514-289-8688, ext. 241, ariane@morinrp.com; Fiona Hirst, TD Bank Group, 514-289-1670, fiona.hirst@td.com

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