New BMO Branch in Liberty Village Just a Kick Away from BMO Field

    -   Open seven days a week to keep up with rising urban community
    -   Bullfrog-Powered branch represents an investment of $1.3 million
    -   Experienced financial services team is making money make sense in
        six languages

    TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal expands into the
fast-growing community of Liberty Village with the opening of its new branch
at 171 East Liberty Street, in Toronto.
    "We are delighted to be part of this dynamic and growing community," said
Twee Pham, Branch Manager. "Our team of highly qualified professionals is
dedicated to 'making money make sense' and providing our customers with the
clarity they need to make the financial decisions that suit them."
    A highly qualified team of experts, including a BMO Nesbitt Burns
Investment Advisor, Investment and Retirement Financial Planner, and Mortgage
Specialist will be available seven days a week to suit the needs of customers
within this vibrant area.

    Hours of operation:   Monday - Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                          Thursday - Friday -  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                          Saturday -           9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                          Sunday -             12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

    "BMO has moved into this attractive, vibrant neighbourhood and can help
you do the same, said John Turner, Director, Mortgages, BMO Bank of Montreal.
"BMO is helping first-time homebuyers, specifically with our recent mortgage
rate reductions and our First Home Essentials Kit, which provides a
step-by-step guide to entering the real estate market."
    For added convenience, the new branch will feature two ABMs for everyday
financial transactions.
    "Toronto represents the heart of the Canadian economy, home to the
financial centre and a diverse range of Fortune 500 businesses," said Robert
Kavcic, Economic Analyst, BMO Capital Markets. "The city's population has
expanded at a steady 2.3 percent annual rate over the past decade, boosting
construction activity and lifting home values by more than 5 percent per
    "If you're one of the millions of AIR MILES collectors in Canada, we have
another reason for you to bank with BMO," said Lily Capriotti, District
Vice-President, BMO Bank of Montreal. "No other bank can help you collect
faster and redeem more quickly because we are the only major financial
institution that rewards debit and credit card purchases, including online
purchases, with access to a comprehensive choice of more than 800 reward and
travel options," Ms. Capriotti added.

    BMO Bank of Montreal and the Toronto FC

    BMO Financial Group became the official bank of the Canadian Soccer
Association in May, 2007. BMO supports soccer from the grass roots up with
sponsorships of over 400 youth soccer teams across Canada to its sponsorship
of the Toronto FC and BMO Field.

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