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TD Canada Trust celebrates grand opening of new branch in Glendale with a donation to the Melinda Hall Community Garden

Saturday, April 27, 2013

TD Canada Trust celebrates grand opening of new branch in Glendale with a donation to the Melinda Hall Community Garden

15:00 EDT Saturday, April 27, 2013

CALGARY, April 27, 2013 /CNW/ - TD Canada Trust celebrates today, the official grand opening of its new state-of-the-art branch in the SW community of Glendale. Located at 3851-17th Avenue, SW Calgary, Alberta, the new branch is full-service and open seven days a week to serve individuals and businesses of the high-density residential community. The new branch also features service in Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin. In recognition of the event, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation made a $5,000 donation to the Melinda Hall Community Garden.

"We've opened several new branches in Calgary and area this year and we continue to add new locations with unique service offerings to increase customer choice and convenience, " said Monique Bateman, Senior Vice President, TD Canada Trust, Prairie Region. "Promoting diversity and protecting the environment are among our core values. We would like to thank the Melinda Hall Community Garden for their commitment to this project, which has a positive impact on the entire community."

Features of the new branch include:

  • An open concept design that helps TD serve customers better by moving financial specialists out from behind desks and in front of customers.
  • Digital displays mounted throughout the branch to provide customers with current information about TD products and services.
  • A customer lounge with coffee station lets customers wait in comfort if they arrive early for an appointment or are waiting for their friends or family to complete their banking.
  • An automatic coin counter is available to customers to bring unwrapped mixed coins to sort and exchange for bills or to deposit into their account, free of charge for TD personal banking customers.

As part of TD Canada Trust's extended hours the branch is open Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The new branch is wheelchair accessible and features a full-service Green Machine ATM available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Environmental funding to promote sustainability
The Melinda Hall Community Garden, now in its third year of operation, offers green space to community residents, a majority of whom do not have garden space of their own. With 24 garden plots, individuals can plant their own food to support their families. Funds donated by TD will be used to support continued development as demand for space increases, and educational programming on topics such as composting and planting techniques. 

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 serve customers better. For more information, please visit: www.tdcanadatrust.com. 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 www.tdfef.com.

SOURCE: TD Canada Trust

For further information:

For branch inquiries:      
Pamela Zimmermann, Branch Manager
TD Canada Trust
403.294.2988 Ext: 250
pamela.zimmermann@td.com    

For media inquiries:  
Lynzey MacRae
TD Bank Group
403.294.3328 
lynzey.macrae@td.com

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