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- TD Canada Trust is celebrating five years of bringing jazz to Canadians. TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Canadians are getting ready to groove with the hottest local and international jazz musicians around, from Herbie Hancock to the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Sheila Jordan, at the 2008 TD Canada Trust Jazz Festivals. And TD Canada Trust is looking forward to jazzing up Victoria, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax for the fifth year in a row. "These festivals are a great chance to see the best jazz musicians from around the world - musicians, both new and established, that a lot of Canadians might never get a chance to see otherwise," commented Tim Hockey, Group Head, Canadian Banking and President and CEO, TD Canada Trust. "Last year we had over three million music lovers - many of them our customers and employees - come out to the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festivals and we're looking forward to welcoming them again for the fifth year." To help showcase Canada's up and coming jazz stars, TD Canada Trust will also present a youth outreach program at each festival. Programs vary according to the festival, but one thing is for sure, participants will have a chance to learn from and jam alongside some of the jazz greats with workshops from headlining musicians and, in some cases, a performance on the festival's closing weekend. And, to amuse the little ones, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Monster Murals at each festival will let them get their hands dirty while parents learn more about TD's commitment to the environment and how they can help. Most of the festivals kick off on June 20, which also happens to be TD Canada Trust's national Customer Appreciation Day - customers are invited to visit their nearest branch for refreshments and surprise giveaways. Below are the dates and web sites for each festival and for more information: Victoria: June 20 - 29, Vancouver: June 20 - 29, Saskatoon: June 20 - 29, Winnipeg: June 20 - 29, Toronto: June 20 - 29, Ottawa: June 20 - July 1, Montreal: June 26 - July 6, Halifax: July 11 - 19, About TD Bank Financial Group The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the seventh largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking through TD Banknorth and Commerce; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading on-line financial services firms, with more than 5.5 million on-line customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$503.6 billion in assets as of April 30, 2008. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under the symbol "TD", as well as on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For further information: Kelly Hechler, Media Relations, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 982-2469,

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