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- New state of the art branch features high-tech digital displays, community boardroom and more -

HALIFAX, June 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, TD Canada Trust announced the grand opening of a new concept branch located at 82 Peakview Way in Bedford, NS. Bringing an innovative approach to branch banking, the new 5,100 square foot branch offers customers an open design with a lounge and beverage station, web kiosk, high-tech digital displays and other special features to enhance and simplify the banking experience.

"We're incredibly excited to be opening another branch in Bedford and feedback from our customers has already been very positive," says Kelly Boudreau, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust. "This new branch is designed to ensure that customers have a comfortable experience from the moment they walk in the door, whether they're here for everyday banking, to meet with an advisor or to inquire about a loan."

Features of the new branch include:

  • A Community Boardroom designed for use by groups of customers including families, businesses and not-for-profit groups. This room is available free-of-charge and includes business services such as video conferencing capabilities and a printer.
  • Digital Displays mounted throughout the branch to provide customers with current information about TD products and services
  • A Customer Lounge with a coffee station lets customers wait in comfort if they arrive early for an appointment or are waiting for their friends or family to complete their banking
  • A Community Wall shares a pictorial story about the local area. The current display features projects funded by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and includes space for community groups to post flyers about upcoming events.

In addition to the grand-opening festivities, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation presented a $5,000 donation to Halifax North West Trails Association as part of TD's ongoing commitment to the community. This gift will help the organization with maintenance and interpretation signage for trails around the branch community in Hemlock Ravine Park and Kearny Lake.

The new branch is wheelchair accessible and features one full-service Green Machine ATM; one located in the branch and one is a drive through, both are available 24 hours a day. In addition, the new location offers a full array of personal and small business products and services as well as Agricultural Services and four Financial Services Representatives, one Small Business Advisor and a TD Waterhouse Financial Planner.

As part of TD Canada Trust's extended hours, branch hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Tuesday; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 19 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 also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 7 million online customers. TD had CDN$630 billion in assets on April 30, 2011. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

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