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L’Astral becomes LE STUDIO TD

Montreal, March 31, 2022 As of today, L’Astral undergoes a name change and will now be known as Le Studio TD. Thanks to a partnership between L’Équipe Spectra and TD Bank Group, the famous venue located at 305 Sainte-Catherine Street West will take action for social change by offering an inclusive platform to emerging local artists, while continuing to host several concerts throughout the year.

“Music plays a key role in our communities and in our lives. It brings us together and creates memorable experiences. We’re very proud to confirm our support of the music scene and to simultaneously help artists of all styles to make their dreams come true,” says Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group.

“We are privileged to be able to count on the support of TD Bank Group, which offers artists and artisans a platform to hone their skills and grow in popularity. We thank them for their commitment, which will transform the local music scene,” says France Margaret Bélanger, President, Sports and Entertainment, Groupe CH.

A Wind of Change on the Montreal Music Scene

In addition to being able to welcome large audiences for concerts of all kinds, Le Studio TD will contribute to building a more inclusive future for new singers and musicians. The emerging local music community in all its diversity will be celebrated and will get to grow in this environment, which will allow them to showcase their art in ideal conditions.

The inauguration of Le Studio TD happens just as a new initiative is launched to significantly support artists: Série Libre presented by TD. Over the next few months, this three-part project will give several artists free access to Le Studio TD to record a video about their life, a concert to get closer to their fans, as well as a professional recording of a song. This exceptional framework will contribute to kick-starting the music career of these young artists, exposing their work to more people. The 2022 lineup of Série Libre presented by TD will be announced soon.

To learn more about Le Studio TD and upcoming concerts, visit


The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the fifth largest bank in North America by assets and serves more than 26 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centers around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with more than 15 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.8 trillion in assets on January 31, 2022. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.


Since its founding in 1977 by Alain Simard, André Ménard and Denyse McCann, L'Équipe Spectra has contributed to developing and raising the profile of the Montreal cultural scene on both the national and international level, with an array of major productions and events including: major popular events such as the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Francos de Montréal and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, that celebrate music, the arts and gastronomy; Spectra Musique, a daring disc label featuring both emerging stars and big names on the local and international scenes; a complete service for organizing corporate events and cultural sponsorship. A leading cultural player in Quebec, L'Équipe Spectra is an assemblage of producers, idea people, creators and artists with a proven track record of talent and know-how. For L'Équipe Spectra, culture and entertainment are synonymous with a sense of wonder and discovery. Their mission is to offer cultural productions of the highest-quality, accessible to all. For more information: L'Équipe Spectra is a Groupe CH company.

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Source: TD Bank Group and L’Équipe Spectra

CAROLINE PHÉMIUS | Manager, Public Affairs, TD Bank Group

CHRISTINE MONTREUIL | Manager, Media Relations, L’Équipe Spectra

For more information on Le Studio TD:

PHILIP VANDEN BRANDE | Vice President & Partner, annexe

JOHANNIE MICHAUD | Account Manager, annexe


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