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MONTREAL, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The year 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of TD in Quebec. To celebrate this special event, TD customers, employees and dignitaries gathered today in two historic branches.

500 Saint-Jacques Street branch celebrates 150 years!

Celebrations kicked off at 500 Saint-Jacques Street where Bernard Dorval, Group Head, Insurance and Global Development, TD Bank Financial Group, unveiled a large mural depicting the history of the branch, which was the first to open in Quebec. Located at 9 Great St. James Street in 1860, this branch underwent numerous renovations and moves until settling in 1961 at the 500 Saint-Jacques Street.

"It's with great pleasure that I present this mural, which shows just how far TD has come in Quebec since 1860," stated Mr. Dorval. "Depicting legendary customer experiences combined with community involvement, it is a testament to the significant role that TD has played in Quebec for the last 150 years," he said.

Mr. Raymond Bachand, Quebec Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Montréal region and Mr. Richard Deschamps, Member of the executive committee, responsible for Major Projects, Economic Development, Infrastructure and Roads, City of Montréal spoke at the event.

3590 Saint-Laurent Boulevard branch celebrates 100 years!

After the mural ceremony, Mr. Dorval headed to 3590 Saint-Laurent Boulevard to meet with customers and employees of that TD branch, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, dating back to February 1910. At that time, this branch was open on Saturday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and had a ladies' department, which gave female customers an area where they could do their banking and rest.

"I am proud to be celebrating the 100th anniversary in this TD branch," said Mr. Dorval. "The many years that have transpired since the opening of this branch testify to the solidity of our institution and TD's commitment to being a part of the Quebec financial landscape," he said.

Mr. Jacques Chagnon, Member of the National Assembly for Westmount-Saint-Louis and Mr. Luc Ferrandez, borough Mayor of Plateau-Mont-Royal both spoke during the event.

About TD Bank Financial Group

The year 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of TD Bank Financial Group in Quebec. TDBFG has built on a long tradition of quality client service and community involvement that dates back to the opening of the first branch of the Bank of Toronto in Quebec in 1860. Today, TDBFG's Quebec presence includes over 4,000 employees and 125 offices and points of service, as well as significant investments in community programs.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. TD Bank Financial Group is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 18 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 and TD Insurance; Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 6 million online customers. TD Bank Financial Group had CDN$567 billion in assets on January 31, 2010. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

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