Light show, emotional home buying and other stories you may have missed in September

Got your kids back in their school routine? No sweat. Registered yourself for all the right courses and you like all your new teachers? No big deal. Enjoyed that one last warm day of summer in September? Indeed! But between all that, did you catch all the news TD was bringing this month?  Not to worry, here's a look at articles you may have missed last month in our September round-up.

 

Things that make you go hmmm….

Over the Labour Day weekend, did you catch the iconic TD Centre light up the stormy night sky? It was a dramatic light show with lightning as the backdrop. Standing tall in Toronto's financial district, the TD Centre shimmered in celebration of its 50th anniversary with the help of artist Aude Moreau.

Did you know 95 per cent of Canadians believe access to community green space will be important to their quality of life in the future and 77 per cent say the green space closest to their home could be better? A TD report this month uncovered Canadians’ perceptions about community green spaces.  

What's in a name? Theresa McLaughlin, Global Chief Marketing Officer shared her thoughts on the power of an iconic brand and how it's inextricably linked to the customer experience.

 

Innovate This!

There's an app for that…a TD app! TD's mobile banking app earned top spot in a new report from App Annie, a Silicon Valley-based app analytics and market data firm. TD's app was ranked highly in terms of monthly active users, number of app downloads and average sessions per user.

TD Direct Investing took trading to the next level in September, with the launch of two new mobile enhancements, making TD the first of Canada's big five banks to offer the new innovative mobile trading capabilities on a mobile platform.  

TD executives elevated the discussion on the Canadian innovation ecosystem and joined 700 technology leaders at the inaugural Elevate Toronto, a technology festival celebrating Canadian innovation.

 

#WILPower #Pride

Moving the Dial on Women in STEM: TD Chief Economist, Beata Caranci reported on how there are still too few women pursuing STEM education and careers, and explores the myriad of reasons why the gender gap in education and the workplace persists.

Inclusion is a permanent, unequivocal journey.  Sharing their views on inclusion and diversity, we sat down with Teri Currie, TD and Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, VP of Montreal Pride following a Montreal Pride national conference on LGBTTIQA2S right.

Over 1,000 TD executives and emerging talent recently paired up for our global Women in Leadership Mutual Mentoring event. Whether in person, on the phone or video call, the pairs shared career stories and advice. Check out what they had to say!

 

Market Perspectives

Digging in on inflation, monetary policy and the U.S. Federal Reserve's balance sheet, TD's own Bruce Cooper breaks down for us what happened in the markets this month. Take a listen

 

Enriching our communities

After seven years of helping to build healthy and vibrant communities, TD Tree Days celebrated a milestone year with the planting of its 300,000th tree. Where was it planted you ask? Click here to find out!

 

Things worth celebrating

Five Canadian authors of children’s books were announced in September as finalists for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards, one of the largest prizes in Canadian children’s literature. Check to see if your favourite or perhaps your child's favourite children's book made the list!

For the fourth consecutive year, TD Bank Group was recognized as the only Canadian Bank on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, acknowledging the top 10 percent of sustainable banks across the world.  Check out what TD's Colleen Johnson had to say about it.

 

#FinanciallyFit

More than half of Canadians would exceed their budget to buy a home.  Would you?  Sense over sensibility: To help inject needed financial reality into the home buying process, TD conducted a home buying survey and offers its Mortgage Affordability Calculator to help Canadians understand how much home they may be able to afford after monthly expenses, debt payments and savings are accounted for.