The beloved First Canadian Place has been going through transformations in recent years and BMO Financial Group also went through extensive renovations to its branches and offices. The grand opening of the renewed main branch was on June 11, 2015 - the 40th anniversary of this location. BMO celebrated with welcome events and ribbon cutting for the official grand opening. Details can be found on the Canadian Interiors post and the Toronto Star article. You can see my branch photography here.
One of the most major renovations to BMO's flagship branch in Toronto transformed the bank into an open and modern environment for retail banking, making it buzz of the town in the financial district. The project was designed with close collaboration between figure3 and Kearns Mancini Architects along with the BMO Corporate Real Estate Team. Having worked on this project extensively myself, it is extra special for me to see the massive transformation and to photograph it indeed!
BMO Financial Group has been updating neighbourhood branches to feature unified design and messaging that communicate their identity and positioning of personal, friendly banking with clarity. As you can see, the impressive new branches transform the customer interaction with a financial institution into a friendly and approachable experience. As a BMO customer myself, I am kind of proud to be one :)