November 6, 2019 TORONTO, ON - In recognition of TD's longstanding commitment to CAMH, and recent contribution of over $20 million (CDN), CAMH is pleased to present the 'TD Commons', a 7,100 square metre open space on CAMH’s Queen and Ossington site as part of the CAMH redevelopment project.
“TD has been an exceptional corporate partner to CAMH. They have raised the bar for corporate giving in Canada and we are grateful to them for helping us capitalize on this exciting time for mental health,” says Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, CAMH. “We know that everyone at CAMH and in our community will enjoy all that TD Commons has to offer and join us in thanking TD for its incredible generosity.”
TD has been a part of the CAMH community for many years, providing direct financial support to CAMH to help advance their work on this critical topic, operating a neighbouring branch that meets the needs of their employees and patients, and leading initiatives such as TD Tree Days and supporting The Sunshine Market Garden (Canada's first hospital organic garden) to help revitalize the campus.
"TD is deepening our support with CAMH, helping to create open, inclusive, respectful and dignified spaces that are designed to promote mental health recovery and contribute to breaking down stigma," said Andrea Barrack, Global Head, Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group.
According to a 2017 TD GreenSights survey, 95% of Canadians agree that access to community green spaces will be important to their quality of life in the future. In addition, green spaces have been widely shown to have a positive impact on mental health.
TD Commons will incorporate mixed-use green space, diverse trees, shrubs and plants, beautifully lit walking paths, benches, a pavilion, a children’s play zone, a wet play area and misting station, as well as an outdoor art installation.
The Ready Commitment – TD's Corporate Citizenship Platform
TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1-billion in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to helping to open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident - not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit TD.com/TheReadyCommitment.
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 fifth largest bank in North America by branches and serves over 26 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 more than 13 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.4 trillion in assets on July 31, 2019. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
About The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information, please follow @CAMHnews on Twitter.
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Heather Reinsborough, Corporate & Public Affairs, TD Bank Group, Heather.Reinsborough@td.com