TD opens a branch in Les Galeries Normandie and donates $5,000 to promote urban agriculture

MONTREAL, March 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A new TD Canada Trust branch was inaugurated on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Les Galeries Normandie in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. At the event, TD executives donated $5,000 to the Armenian Community Centre of Montreal to finance the creation of an organic vegetable garden and a tree-planting project on behalf of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF).

"With the opening of this new branch, we have strong momentum and continue to grow in Quebec," says Christine Marchildon, TD Bank Group's Senior Vice President, Branch Banking and Chair, Quebec Market. "Promoting diversity and protecting the environment are among our core values. We would like to thank the Armenian Community Centre of Montreal for their passion and commitment to this project, which will have a positive impact on the entire community."

At your service 67 hours a week!
The new branch has 4,000 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 at 2828 Salaberry Street in Les Galeries Normandie, this new branch will be open seven days a week for a total of 67 hours.

"Being tuned in to our community, providing a comfortable banking experience and flexible business hours, that's our calling card!" says Rita Bartevian, Branch Manager. "The flurry of cultural activity and vitality of its residents set Ahunstic-Cartierville apart. Over one in three inhabitants was born abroad: what a beautiful showcase for cultural diversity!" adds Bartevian.

A project that unifies the community
As is the tradition when opening its new branches, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation made a donation in support of a local organization's project. In this instance, the Armenian Community Centre of Montreal received $5,000 to create an organic vegetable garden and a tree-planting project.

Members of the seniors' association will lead the garden project, in an effort to involve local children in a unifying and intergenerational activity. In fact, this project will feature a dietitian, who will teach children the basic principles of healthy eating, while a chef will create delicious meals for them using the garden's vegetables. The tree-planting project will take place at the Armenian Community Centre of Montreal complex near Highway 15.

"We are very grateful to TD Bank Group, for allowing us develop these projects, which are extremely important for community members of all ages," says Maral Tersakian, a Board Member of the Armenian Community Centre of Montreal.

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: TD Canada Trust is the Canadian retail bank of TD Bank Group, the sixth largest bank in North America.

About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation:
Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $60 million in funding to more than 21,000 environmental projects across Canada. In 2012, TD FEF provided more than $4.8 million in support of 1,089 projects. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF on a monthly basis and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF, which guarantees 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes directly to funding environmental projects and programs. For more information on how to donate, visit

SOURCE: TD Bank Group

For further information:

Fiona Hirst
TD Bank Group

Mathieu Beaudoin / Marianne Bohémier
Morin Public Relations
Tel.: 514 289-8688, ext. 225 / ext. 250
Cell.: 514 473-4649 / 514 705-0441


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