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TD's History

Over 150 years of service

From the Beginning

Since our founding in 1855, TD Bank Group has grown from a single-branch bank serving grain millers and merchants, to a major financial services company, providing financial solutions to individuals and businesses around the world.


In Remembrance

TD Bank Group honours the men and women serving in the Armed Forces and those who have served both in wartime and on peacekeeping missions.

Historical Fast Facts

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A History of Diversity

TD supports and promotes diversity. It is an important part of our history.


Explore TD's Corporate History

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Incorporation of The Bank of Toronto. Canada Permanent Building & Savings Society is also founded, one of Canada's first mortgage companies.



The Bank of Toronto opens its first branch on Church Street in Toronto.


The Bank of Toronto opens its first branch outside of Ontario, in Montreal.



With a staff of 26 and a five branch network, The Bank of Toronto opens its head office at Church & Wellington Streets in Toronto.


Founding of Huron & Erie, later to become Canada Trust in London, Ontario.



The Dominion Bank opens its first branch on King Street in Toronto.


Toronto General Trusts becomes Canada's first trust company.



The Dominion Bank and The Bank of Toronto begin expanding their branch networks westward, beginning with Winnipeg, MB, in 1897 and Rossland, BC, in 1899.


Canada Trust begins operations as a subsidiary of Huron & Erie.



The Dominion Bank opens its first international office in London, England.


The Bank of Toronto opens its new head office at the corner of King and Bay Streets.



One of Canada's early skyscrapers: The Dominion Bank opens a new head office at the corner of King and Yonge Streets in Toronto.


The Dominion Bank opens an office in New York City.



Bank of Canada begins operations. Bank currencies, including those of The Bank of Toronto and The Dominion Bank, begin to be phased out.


Serving the needs of Canada's emerging North: The Bank of Toronto opens its first branch in Yellowknife, NWT.



The Bank of Toronto and The Dominion Bank merge to form The Toronto-Dominion Bank. The newly formed TD had 449 branches and approximately 4700 employees across Canada, with offices in London, England, and New York City.


An early pioneer in technology: TD purchases its first computer system.



TD celebrates Canada's Centennial by establishing an Inuit Art Collection. Toronto's TD Tower opens, designed by Mies van der Rohe.


TD introduces its new corporate identity, including the TD Shield as a symbol of the growing, modern bank.



TD becomes an increasingly international bank with offices and major project financing around the world.


TD introduces its ATM, the Green Machine, and Canada Trust extends its hours: "Eight to Eight, Six Days Straight".



Meeting the needs of self-service investors: Green Line Investor Services discount brokerage is established.


Toronto Dominion Securities Inc. is established to provide corporate, treasury and investment banking services to corporate clients.



Canada Trust creates Friends of the Environment Foundation.


TD acquires the assets of Central Guaranty Trust.



TD Evergreen - a full service brokerage launches.


TD acquires Waterhouse Investor Services Inc. WebBroker, the first Internet brokerage service in Canada was also introduced.



TD and Canada Trust join forces with a shared philosophy of delivering a comfortable banking experience.


TD celebrates its 150th anniversary. Also in 2005, TD acquires 51% of Banknorth.



TD acquires Commerce Bancorp and integrates it with TD Banknorth to form TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. Also in 2008, TD is the first Canadian bank to appoint a Chief Environment Officer to lead the Bank's environmental portfolio and initiatives.


TD acquires Chrysler Financial and MBNA Canada's credit card business. TD Canada Trust extends its convenient hours by opening hundreds of branches across the country on Sundays.

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