Ms. Christine Marchildon reports
TD OPENS A BRANCH IN LES GALERIES NORMANDIE AND DONATES $5,000 TO PROMOTE URBAN AGRICULTURE
A new Toronto-Dominion Bank 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.
"With the opening of this new branch, we have strong momentum and
continue to grow in Quebec," said 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 St. 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," said
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!" added Ms. 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
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.
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