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EDMONTON, May 5 /CNW/ - TD Canada Trust announced today the grand opening of two new TD Commercial Banking Centres located at South Park Centre in south Edmonton and at Leduc Common in Leduc.

The TD Commercial Banking centres will focus on providing business and commercial banking products, services and expertise to South Edmonton and Leduc County (Alberta's "International Region") including Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont and Devon.

Robert Markowski, District Vice President, Commercial Banking, leads the team of business bankers in these two new locations. "Our doors are open and more TD Commercial Bankers in our community means we can play a greater role in facilitating the growth of business in the area."

"We've built a major presence here in the west over the years to serve both residents and businesses and we see tremendous opportunities ahead as cities like Edmonton and Leduc continue to grow," says Chris Dyrda, Senior Vice President, TD Business Banking, Prairie Region.

According to TD Economics, many favourable factors, including a growing population, affordable housing, a relatively strong tax and fiscal position, and an attractive overall quality of life, all point to longer-term growth potential for Edmonton. The energy sector continues to support Edmonton's growth and while the sector has experienced some recent challenges long-term prospects are optimistic, as ongoing rapid growth in China and other emerging markets will keep prices well supported in the coming years.

Both new TD Commercial Banking Centres offer a dedicated team of business banking professionals who have access to a network of experts from TD Canada Trust, TD Waterhouse, TD Securities and TD's Foreign Exchange and Cash Management area to serve the sophisticated and often complex needs of business clients.

In celebration of the openings, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) announced a donation of $5,000 to Trout Unlimited Canada's Edmonton-area Yellow Fish Road program. The program's goal is to help Canadians understand that stormdrains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams, and preventing pollutants from entering stormdrains is critical to protecting and improving water quality and aquatic habitat. Last year alone, more than 650 students from 14 Edmonton-area schools participated in the ongoing educational initiative. To learn more about TD FEF in your community, visit

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