Toronto’s 50 Most Influential: #27, Tim Hockey
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27 As president and CEO of TD Canada Trust, Hockey manages the bank’s personal, commercial and small-business arms, which accounted for the bulk of the company’s net-income increases this year; TD’s earnings in the first three quarters of 2015, between $2.1 and $2.3 billion each, were five per cent higher than in 2014. Hockey is also a diehard cyclist, and this year, more than most, his two worlds collided: TD’s investment of more than $1.3 million in Bike Share was a lifeline for the floundering program. Meanwhile, Les Domestiques, the philanthropic cycling club he founded in 2009 (its members include Mattamy Homes founder Peter Gilgan and OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo), raised more than $15 million to construct Milton’s Mattamy National Cycling Centre. Some of Hockey’s riding buddies are also on the Toronto Advisory Council, a 34-CEO board he helped create that occasionally serves as an advisory panel for the mayor’s office.
The 52-year-old Hockey is a SickKids Foundation director and donor, an executive member of the Canadian Bankers Association, a director of CivicAction and an advisory board member of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.