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VANCOUVER, June 17, 2011 /CNW/ - TD Friends of the Environment Foundation today announced it will contribute $15,000 to the City of Vancouver to replace and rehabilitate trees damaged during the riots in downtown Vancouver earlier this week.

TD FEF makes this donation to support the City's clean-up efforts to restore the downtown area to its pre-riot condition by replanting and replacing affected trees.

"We were very concerned about the damage incurred during the riot in Vancouver on Wednesday night," said Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. "We were inspired by the citizens who attempted to protect their city during the riot. Our contribution is part of the city's clean-up efforts, and will help replace planters and trees that were damaged or set alight."

The riot on Wednesday night touched many businesses in the downtown core, including TD. Several windows had to be replaced at the TD Canada Trust location at 700 West Georgia Street. The branch has now reopened and full services are available.

"We'd like to thank our customers for their support and understanding during the repair process," said Barb Stangoe, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust. "We look forward to welcoming our customers back to the branch, as the city attempts to return to business as usual."

About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation:
Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $54 million in funding to over 19,500 grassroots environment and wildlife projects across Canada. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF on a monthly basis and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF, which guarantees 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes directly to funding environment and wildlife projects in the community where the donation was made. For more information on how to donate and get involved in your community, visit

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