Turn your Meeting into an experience
The future of meetings is changing. It’s not just about tables and chairs, it’s about inspiring people to learn and collaborate in fresh new ways. At BMO’s Institute for Learning (IFL), we put people first to bring your vision to life in ways you never thought possible.
Imagine your meeting in a bright, inspiring space, paired with fresh food, engaging activities, and comfortable accommodations. Add our team of expert conference planners, by your side, planning every detail. Suddenly, it's not just a meeting - it's an unforgettable experience.
- inspiring meeting space
- delicious, fresh food
- expert conference planning
- onsite AV/IT support
- free Wi-Fi
- free parking
- the best in hospitality services
Everything from your meeting space, to all-day food and beverages, amenities, free Wi-Fi and parking, plus a comfortable guest room (if you need it) for one price per person.Download PDF - 403 KB
Opening in Spring 2019, this brand new, flexible space has been built with the future of meetings in mind. It’s perfect for town halls, general meetings, product launches, celebrations and conferences and can easily accommodate up to 450 people. It features the latest in amenities including an immersive AV experience with a large format video wall, HD theatre quality audio and video, customizable ambient lighting, multiple display screens and much more.
Known for its stunning architecture, The Bow is a sweeping, open and inspiring multi-purpose space linking all areas of the IFL. It’s the perfect place for private receptions, banquets and trade shows.
The Learning Centre offers comfortable spaces for attendees to meet, collaborate and engage. A mix of meeting rooms and break-out spaces, it’s ideal for groups of 4-60 people.
The Forum is a bright, modern space and can accommodate up to 288 people. The perfect setting for business sessions and special occasions, it is designed with the latest AV equipment, including built in projectors, screens, sound system and a private AV booth.
First Bank Boardroom
Sophisticated and functional, our private executive boardroom accommodates up to 12 people and includes high back leather chairs, custom boardroom table, built-in video conferencing and phone system, and natural lighting.
Meet the Team
ROOM CAPACITY & SET-UPS
PC Lab Room 203
Max Capacity: 24
Dimensions: 24' x 28' x 11'h
Area: 672 sq. ft.
Max Capacity: 36
Dimensions: 33' x 34' x 11'h
Area: 1122 sq. ft.
Challenge Cooking for a
Team Building Other Team
Best Baker Challenge
Let them eat cake! Best baker challenge
Calling all bakers, artists and sweet-toothers in your group! It’s time to roll up your sleeves and try your hand at competitive cake decorating. Let the icing begin!Download PDF - 331 KB
Sous Chef Challenge
Cooking for a difference
In this class with a purpose, IFL Chef Murray Hall will educate participants on large scale food preparation, knife handling and basic food safety. Participants will be guided through the preparation of a full meal which will then be donated to a local food bank.Download PDF - 331 KB
Wine and cheese pairing
Master the art of pairing! Learn how to pair a selection of popular Canadian cheeses with the perfect glass of wine.
Spice rub workshop
Add some flavour to your meats and vegetables with a signature IFL spice rub. Attendees select and apply fragrant spice rubs to meat and vegetable skewers and sample the oh-so-tasty creations.Download PDF - 331 KB
Game-based Team Building
The great scavenger hunt
Tick tock – it’s a race against the clock. Teams work together, collaborating and gathering information from clues carefully hidden throughout our facility.
Beat it to win it
Get ready to work and play together in a series of fun-filled, interactive games. With names like Don’t mind the Sharks and The Tallest Structure, laughter is guaranteed.Download PDF - 331 KB
Other Team Building
Looking for a few more ideas? We also offer a series of engaging team building activities facilitated by our trusted partners.Download PDF - 331 KB
With our dedicated, onsite team, you'll never have to worry about technical difficulties. Our AV/IT professionals put the latest technology to work for your presentations, multi-microphone discussions, video conferencing, webcasting and more. They are here to accommodate your technical needs – across the room and around the world.Download PDF - 372 KB
Have to send an urgent package? Our hands-on conference services team is here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from small print jobs, to shipping, faxes, package handling and more. In addition, we offer complimentary fully-equipped workstations, so you can connect to the office at a moment’s notice.
Where is BMO IFL Located?
The IFL is conveniently located at 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, and is easily accessible from Toronto Pearson International Airport as well as the downtown core. For more information on our location or directions, contact our Front Desk at 416-490-4300.
Who do I contact to book a meeting or conference at the IFL?
Contact Event Reservations or call 416-490-4389 and one of our representatives will be happy to help you.
How do I plan my meeting or conference at the IFL?
Our hospitality provider will assign you a dedicated Conference Planner who will be your single point of contact in both the planning and implementation of your event. Your planner will work with you, taking care of all the details so you can focus on your meeting objectives. Please contact Event Reservations to get started.
What type of events can be hosted at the IFL?
We’re host to a wide variety of events, from intimate meetings to large Town Halls, learning sessions, strategic planning sessions, trade shows, as well as private receptions, awards galas and holiday events. Our facilities are very flexible and can accommodate a wide range of needs.
What room configurations are available?
We offer a range of room styles and configurations to accommodate the needs of your event. View our Room Capacity and Set Ups for more information on the different types of meeting rooms available.
Can I get access to the venue early to set up?
Yes. Talk to your Conference Planner to set up a time to access your venue and set up before your event.
Can I visit the IFL for a tour before booking?
Absolutely. One of our Sales Managers or Conference Planners would be happy to take you on a tour of the IFL so you can see all of the amenities, rooms and services we have to offer. To book a tour, contact Event Reservations or call 416-490-4389.
What method of payments do you accept?
We accept Interac, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, cash or company cheques.
Are you able to provide staff for my event?
Yes, the IFL is able to provide a wide variety of event staff. Your dedicated Conference Planner will be happy to discuss staffing requirements and pricing with you.
How do I pay gratuities?
We are a gratuity free facility. Our associates are as attentive as they are friendly. Your comfort is their concern and tipping is not required.
Does the IFL provide technical/audio assistance?
Yes. We have an extensive in-house inventory of audio-visual equipment, and a dedicated on-site team of professional, courteous and highly experienced AV/IT technicians who will help you set up, test and operate your AV presentation, webcast, videoconference, or secure a private network.
Does the IFL have a recycling program?
Yes, the IFL is ISO 14001 certified with an Environmental Management System.
What is the IFL smoking policy?
The IFL is a 100% smoke-free facility with outdoor designated smoking areas in the Courtyard and The English Garden.
Does the IFL have Wi-Fi?
Yes. The IFL provides complimentary Wi-Fi for all guests throughout the facility. If for confidentiality reasons you require a password-protected, secure private network for your meeting, we can provide you with a reliable and secure network for your exclusive use.
Is there a shuttle service?
If you need to shuttle guests between specific locations, the Front Desk or your Conference Planner can help arrange other transportation.
Does the IFL have on site accomodations?
The IFL offers 150 individual guest rooms with a variety of amenities that will make guests feel at home without having to leave the property. We are proudly supported by Dolce Hotels and Resorts, a leading hospitality company. Our Front Desk is open 24 hours a day to ensure your stay is comfortable and secure.