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#GreenWhereYouLive pop-up parks mark 25 years of greening communities nationwide.

On Tuesday, September 15, and Wednesday, Sept. 16, the TD Centre (at King and Bay in Toronto) will get its very own pop-up park . TD employees , consumers and tower dwellers are invited to a full sensory experience of a forested park, without having to travel outside of Toronto’s financial district.

In addition to enjoying a variety of activities, visitors will have the chance to help green where they live by making a donation to TD FEF while at the park or their local TD Canada Trust branch.

Park activities and guest organizations include:

  • Yoga & meditation classes
  • Complimentary fitness & wellness assessments
  • Earth Rangers
  • Park People
  • Complimentary food samples
  • Fun games and giveaways

ABOUT TD FEF POP UP PARKS

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) transformed six urban concrete lots in Surrey, Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton, Laval, and Dartmouth into temporary green spaces. Each park offered five days of free community programming, including educational workshops, fitness classes and live musical performances. Visitors were surrounded by native grasses and trees, as well as log seating and tables, while enjoying these outdoor activities.

“We know that green spaces are vital to our well-being and our communities,” said Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD FEF. “These pop-up parks are designed to surprise and delight visitors, and to bring to life the benefits of healthy, vibrant green spaces. Plus, what better way to celebrate 25 years of TD FEF than by bringing parks to people?”

A recent TD Environment survey found more than half of Canadians (56 per cent) feel most connected to the environment when they spend time at a local park or other green space. TD FEF’s #GreenWhereYouLive campaign is designed to bring even more green spaces to communities across Canada by building the foundation’s monthly donor base and raising funds for local projects. Each TD FEF pop-up park will include donation stations and, as with any donation to TD FEF, all money raised will help green the community where the funds are generated. In addition to the donation stations within the parks, donations can be made online and at local TD branches.

“Thanks to the support of more than 150,000 donors we’ve been helping to green communities across Canada for 25 years,” continued Desjardins. “More donors mean that we can support even more environmental projects, such as schoolyard naturalizations, habitat restoration and community gardens in local communities. Since TD FEF’s inception, the foundation has disbursed over $70 million in support of more than 23,000 community-based environmental projects.”

Elements of the parks were donated to local community organizations after each park was dismantled.

Visitors to the pop-up parks are invited their experiences using the hashtag #GreenWhereYouLive on Twitter and Instagram.

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