Media Advisory - BMO Celebrates Its New Trendy Liberty Village Address

    Celebration includes raffle for Toronto FC prizes, BBQ and fun activities

    -   With the recession in Toronto's housing market coming to an abrupt
        end, BMO is making it easier to move into booming Liberty Village
    -   Experienced financial services team is Making Money Make Sense in six
    -   New branch represents an investment of $1.3 million and is open seven
        days a week to keep up with the busy community

TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 19, BMO Bank of Montreal will celebrate the grand opening of its new branch, located in the fast-growing urban community of Liberty Village at 171 East Liberty Street in Toronto.

"Liberty Village has become a community of choice for younger, first-time buyers who love its location, close to the shopping and nightlife in the King West and West Queen West neighbourhoods, and its easy, quick access to the downtown core," said Judy Wingham, a realtor with Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd.

"The recession in Toronto's housing market has come to an abrupt end, with existing home sales up nearly 30 per cent year-over-year and average prices hitting a record level this summer," said Robert Kavcic, Economist, BMO Capital Markets.

"BMO is helping first-time homebuyers move into Liberty Village, specifically with our recent mortgage rate reductions," said John Turner, Director, Mortgages, BMO Bank of Montreal. "With BMO, homebuyers also have the ability to lock-in these historically low rates if you are not ready to buy at this moment and our First Home Essentials Kit can provide a step-by-step guide to entering the real estate market."

    -   Lily Capriotti, District Vice-President, GTA Central, BMO Bank of
    -   Twee Pham, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
    -   BMO the Bear

    Grand Opening Celebration

    Saturday, September 19, 2009, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Speeches begin at 12:00 p.m.

    BMO Bank of Montreal
    East Liberty and Hanna Branch
    171 East Liberty Street, Suite 106

"We are excited to be part of the vibrant and growing community of Liberty Village," said Twee Pham, Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal. "We invite the community to meet our highly qualified team of experts, including a BMO Nesbitt Burns Investment Advisor, Investment and Retirement Financial Planner, and Mortgage Specialist, available seven days a week."

BMO SmartSteps:

"Our new BMO SmartSteps delivers a straightforward approach that can add up to real savings for customers through reduced fees, lower interest costs and less money that goes towards taxes," said Lily Capriotti, District Vice-President for BMO Bank of Montreal, GTA Central. "BMO SmartSteps provides customers with five essential banking tips they can do on the spot as part of their visit to a branch."

    -   Generate automatic monthly savings
    -   Minimize banking fees
    -   Take years off of mortgage payments and become debt-free quicker
    -   Start saving tax-free
    -   Automate money transfers to avoid extra fees.

BMO Bank of Montreal and Toronto FC

The new Liberty Village branch is just a short kick away from BMO Field, so close in fact, you can hear the fans cheering on game day. BMO Field is home of Toronto FC and Canada's National Soccer Teams.

BMO supports soccer across Canada from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities, to the professional level. Our deep commitment to the Beautiful Game is evident from the beginning of the curve with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 450 youth teams nationally, including 105 teams in the greater Toronto area. The relationship continues with our title support of elite youth players at BMO National Championships through to our professional teams support (Toronto FC & Vancouver Whitecaps FC).


For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Kasia Lech,, (416) 867-3996

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