As Canada’s first bank, our transit number is 001.
It all started with nine enterprising merchants who understood the importance of banking to business.
BMO’s founders were pioneers in every sense.
Bank of Montreal was “Canada’s Banker” for a vital period in the country’s development. Beginning in 1863, we acted as the Financial Agent of the Province of Canada. The bank’s capital and resources were critical to the operations of the colonial government in the run-up to Confederation in 1867 and beyond.
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