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Community green spaces integral to Canada's future, say vast majority: new TD Bank Group report



TD GreenSights Report uncovers room for improvement of Canada's green spaces

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - According to a recent survey, the vast majority of Canadians (95 per cent) agree that access to community green space will be important to their quality of life in the future, but three-quarters feel that their local green space could be better. These are two of the key findings of TD Bank Group's GreenSights Report, released today as part of the TD Common Ground Project, an initiative focused on revitalizing over 150 community green spaces across Canada in recognition of the country's 150th year.

"Canadians agree, community green spaces are an integral part of our identity," said Karen
Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group. "As the pace of life around us intensifies, Canadians value outdoor spaces in their communities where they can find common ground. We're proud to continue addressing this need by rejuvenating public green spaces, and ensuring that they're functional, modern and inclusive for generations to come."

Among the key findings of the TD GreenSights Report:

"Sensory-rich community green spaces are the rare places in our cities where human barriers drop," said Adam Bienenstock, an award-winning designer of natural playgrounds, and participant in a recent roundtable discussion organized by TD. "Achieving sustainability in our parks and playgrounds requires us to incorporate real, raw nature into every experience. These are the places where we will inspire the next generation of urban environmental stewards."

About the TD GreenSights Report
The TD GreenSights Report is part of #TDCommonGround, an initiative recognizing Canada's 150th year. It contains data from a TD Survey commissioned by TD Bank Group and conducted by Environics Research.  Also included in the report is insight from a recent roundtable, the TD Common Ground Think Tank, which brought together experts in the field to discuss the current and future use of Canada's green spaces.

The TD GreenSights Report can be downloaded here. A video with additional insight from the TD Common Ground Think Tank can be viewed here.

About the TD Survey
Environics Research conducted a quantitative online survey of 1,501 Canadian adults. The fieldwork was completed using an online methodology between July 18 and July 26, 2017. As online surveys are not considered random probability samples, no margin of error was assigned.

About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 11.5 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.2 trillion in assets on July 31, 2017. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

SOURCE TD Bank Group


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