TD Canada Trust Jazz Festivals will put Canadians in the groove this summer



    - TD Canada Trust is celebrating five years of bringing jazz to
    Canadians.

    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Canadians are getting ready to groove with the
hottest local and international jazz musicians around, from Herbie Hancock to
the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Sheila Jordan, at the 2008 TD Canada Trust Jazz
Festivals. And TD Canada Trust is looking forward to jazzing up Victoria,
Vancouver, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax for the
fifth year in a row.
    "These festivals are a great chance to see the best jazz musicians from
around the world - musicians, both new and established, that a lot of
Canadians might never get a chance to see otherwise," commented Tim Hockey,
Group Head, Canadian Banking and President and CEO, TD Canada Trust. "Last
year we had over three million music lovers - many of them our customers and
employees - come out to the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festivals and we're looking
forward to welcoming them again for the fifth year."
    To help showcase Canada's up and coming jazz stars, TD Canada Trust will
also present a youth outreach program at each festival. Programs vary
according to the festival, but one thing is for sure, participants will have a
chance to learn from and jam alongside some of the jazz greats with workshops
from headlining musicians and, in some cases, a performance on the festival's
closing weekend.
    And, to amuse the little ones, the TD Friends of the Environment
Foundation Monster Murals at each festival will let them get their hands dirty
while parents learn more about TD's commitment to the environment and how they
can help.
    Most of the festivals kick off on June 20, which also happens to be TD
Canada Trust's national Customer Appreciation Day - customers are invited to
visit their nearest branch for refreshments and surprise giveaways. Below are
the dates and web sites for each festival and for more information:

    Victoria: June 20 - 29, www.jazzvictoria.ca
    Vancouver: June 20 - 29, www.coastaljazz.ca
    Saskatoon: June 20 - 29, www.saskjazz.com
    Winnipeg: June 20 - 29, www.jazzwinnipeg.com
    Toronto: June 20 - 29, www.torontojazz.com
    Ottawa: June 20 - July 1, www.ottawajazzfestival.com
    Montreal: June 26 - July 6, www.montrealjazzfest.com
    Halifax: July 11 - 19, www.jazzeast.com

    About TD Bank Financial Group

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as
TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the seventh largest bank
in North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers in
four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial
centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including
TD Canada Trust; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment
in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Banknorth
and Commerce; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank
Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading on-line financial
services firms, with more than 5.5 million on-line customers. TD Bank
Financial Group had CDN$503.6 billion in assets as of April 30, 2008. The
Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under
the symbol "TD", as well as on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.





For further information:

For further information: Kelly Hechler, Media Relations, TD Bank
Financial Group, (416) 982-2469, Kelly.hechler@td.com


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