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Tuesday June 2nd, 2015, 3:12pm

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TD Bank Group is giving the University of Windsor $850,000 to make the downtown campus green.

“TD is pleased to support the University of Windsor’s new urban campus,” said Mark Chauvin, Group Head and Chief Risk Officer at TD. “We’re committed to the environment and providing opportunities to young people. We hope that our support will help make a lasting impact for both students and the community to reap the benefits of this inviting green space in the urban core of this beautiful city.”

The project will include the addition of trees and shrubs and repairs to the park’s retaining walls. The former bus depot parking lot across the street will also undergo a green makeover with a defined walkway from Chatham Street to University Avenue; new trees, shrubs and grassed areas; as well as benches, lighting and pavement improvements.

Across University Avenue, planter boxes, trees and benches will mark the front entrance of the Armouries Building, while trees planted on the east side of Freedom Way will create a continuing pathway to the campus’ south edge with additional shade and habitat.

As well, a portable stage will provide a venue for student performances on either Chatham Street or Freedom Way during temporary road closures.

“This very generous gift will not only benefit our students but it will create an inviting space for people in the community to enjoy,” said Dr. Wildeman. “The TD Chatham Street Parkette will contribute greatly to a renewed sense of vitality in the downtown core.”

The project is scheduled for completion by August 2016.

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