Rocking the Toronto core - Union and TD Bank Group host free public concert and announce summer event lineup
02 Jun, 2016, 17:37 ET
TD sponsored Block Party kicks off countdown to Union Summer outdoor market
TORONTO, June 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, TD Bank Group (TD) and Union officially launched the summer music season with a free Block Party co-headlined by Canadian musicians Francesco Yates and Shawn Hook, and hosted by Kardinal Offishall. Over 900 fans attended, taking in the best in homegrown talent, local fare and fun. The concert kicks off a season of continuous programming, with the highly anticipated Union Summer presented by TD, opening in 25 days. From June 27 to September 5, the Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza on Front Street will transform into a unique outdoor destination, featuring some of the city's most loved international and independent food and drink vendors, musicians and artists, creating the perfect space for locals and visitors to experience the best of Toronto.
"The plaza in front of Union Station is the perfect place to pause, enjoy, eat and explore," says Brad Keast, VP Development of Osmington. "We are changing the way the city experiences the station every day and the programming planned this summer, starting with today's concert, will prove more than ever that Union is Toronto's must-see destination."
Union Summer, presented by TD, will feature continuous, interactive programming all season long from a wide-ranging mix of artists, musicians, performers and community partners. Themed events will establish a regular rhythm on the plaza, such as a weekly outdoor movie series, TD Festival Preview and Emerging Artist days, showcasing local talent -- as well as special events celebrating Toronto Pride and more.
"TD understands the power music has to connect communities and it's incredible to see the city come together to celebrate and support Canadian talent," said Theresa McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, TD Bank Group. "We are proud to be collaborating with Union, supporting the vision to transform one of Canada's most iconic landmarks. Today was just the beginning and we look forward to delivering comfortable experiences to the millions of visitors to Union."
TD and Union are working together to bring comfort and convenience to Canada's busiest transportation hub, supporting the revitalization of Union Station as a vibrant and engaging civic destination. Recently supporting the launch of free WiFi in the GO York Concourse and the addition of comfort seating throughout the station – TD is helping to make commuting more comfortable
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 10.7 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.1 trillion in assets on April 30, 2016. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
In 2009, Osmington (Union Station) Inc., a subsidiary of Osmington Inc., entered into an agreement with the City of Toronto to become the retail developer of Union Station pursuant to a 75-year head lease. With 71 million annual visitors, Union Station is Canada's busiest transit hub. Through our curation of retail and culinary tenants, cultural programming and partnership activations, Union strives to be one of the world's most engaging civic experiences. www.torontounion.ca | follow us on social @torontounion | #unionsummer
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Image with caption: "Canadian artist Shawn Hook performed today at TD Union Block Party (CNW Group/TD Bank Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160602_C1293_PHOTO_EN_705278.jpg
Image with caption: "Toronto native Francesco Yates performing at TD Union Block Party (CNW Group/TD Bank Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160602_C1293_PHOTO_EN_705282.jpg
Image with caption: "Union Station plaza transformed into Block Party celebrating Founding Sponsorship with TD (June 2, 2016) (CNW Group/TD Bank Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160602_C1293_PHOTO_EN_705280.jpg
For further information: Media Contacts: Nathan Marchio, NKPR, [email protected], o: 416-365-3630 x 243, c: 647-823-7147; Natasha Ferrari, TD Bank Group, [email protected], 416-983-7180; Charlene Lo, Union, [email protected], 416-529-5223
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