See how we’re celebrating our 200th year

We will be marking this milestone throughout 2017 with special events recognizing customers and communities across our North American footprint.

BMO: 200 years and counting

#BMO200

Keep an eye on our social media channels for bicentennial updates and features. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #BMO200 in your posts.


Wishing it forward

To celebrate BMO’s 200th year, we’ve introduced a new twist on an old idea: an interactive fountain where people can make digital wishes, large and small. Individuals and organizations can simply choose a category, make a wish, and toss the digital coin into the fountain to wish it forward. Wishes can be made online at BMO200.com, or by visiting the BMO200 fountain at bank locations in Chicago, Montreal and Toronto. Smaller fountains will also travel to select branches and sponsored events across North America.

Throughout 2017, we’ll be fulfilling a number of wishes – in categories such as Green, Togetherness, Legacy and Community – as a way of saying thank-you to communities where we do business.

“We hope to see a variety of wishes made through the BMO200 fountain in the coming months – everything from greening public spaces to recognizing people who have gone above and beyond for their community,” said Cameron Fowler, Group Head, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, when the 17-foot fountain was activated at Toronto’s First Canadian Place in January 2017. “BMO’s wish is that, in any small way, the wishes that we’re able to fulfill may cause a ripple effect that can be long lasting.”

 

Bicentennial logo

We’ve introduced a new logo to mark our 200th year. The BMO200 logo acknowledges ten generations of bankers who never wavered in their commitment to customers and is an expression of thanks to all the customers who have worked with and trusted us over the years. It is a symbol of our commitment to continue delivering on our vision to be the bank that defines great customer experience.

A Vision Greater than Themselves: The Making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017 by Laurence B. Mussio

We are proud to announce the release of A Vision Greater than Themselves: The Making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017 by Laurence B. Mussio. This visually rich book tells the compelling story of the bank from its origins to present day through carefully chosen images, themes, and objects. To learn more and order your copy, please visit the McGill Queen’s University Press website. A peer reviewed volume of the bank’s history, Whom Fortune Favours: The Bank of Montreal and the Rise of Canadian Banking, 1817-2017 by Laurence B. Mussio, will be available in 2017.

 

#BMO200

Keep an eye on our social media channels for bicentennial updates and features. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #BMO200 in your posts.



We invite you to visit this site regularly to see how you can participate in upcoming bicentennial celebrations.


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