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September 17, 2013
TD Bank Group's donations to City of Toronto historic sites acknowledged by Economic Development Committee
  
The City of Toronto's Economic Development Committee today acknowledged TD Bank Group donations that are supporting educational programs at the City's historic sites, as well as helping to revitalize the Garrison Common at Fort York National Historic Site.

"TD's donations are making Toronto's historic sites more accessible and relevant for all who visit Fort York," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee.

TD Bank Group has donated $50,000 to support War of 1812 Bicentennial education programs at the City's historic sites. Participating museums include; Fort York National Historic Site, Mackenzie House, Colborne Lodge, Montgomery's Inn and Gibson House.

The donation makes it possible for students of the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board to attend the educational programs at no cost. Almost 2,000 students have already participated in the program, which will continue through June 2014.

"By providing support for students to attend bicentennial education programs at Toronto museums, they have the opportunity to learn more about our history and how the War of 1812 shaped our country and our city," said Alan Convery, Senior Manager, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. “And we are proud to be part of this initiative.”

Fort York has also received a $100,000 donation from TD to support the revitalization of the Garrison Common. This donation enhances the $1-million gift from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation to the Fort York Foundation for the Garrison Common.

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