BMO, the bank that offers the excellent Prepaid Travel Mosaik Mastercard, and the US$ Mastercard that I use, but has branch hours that are for pensioners, has rolled out coin counters in 27 locations across Canada.
Although the BMO rollout is very GTA centric, it looks like they did a better job than TD of rolling it out across Canada, not just the centre of Canada :)
I think the Mint should subsidize these kinds of no-fee machines. They spend so much money on minting coins that are stuck in people's basements.
Similar to the coin counting machines at TD, you don't need a BMO account to use them, nor is there any fee. They're using it as a draw to get people into their branches, and I think it's a great way of doing so.
You should read my TD article about their coin counters, as it has tips that are still relevant for BMO machines (eg: they'll probably count American coins as Canadians, and it's a good idea to call the branch ahead of time to make sure their coin counter is operable before you truck over 20kg of coins). I've helpfully included their phone numbers. I don't usually include hours in these types of articles, because they can change. You could safely assume they're open until 4PM on weekdays, if you need to go later or on a weekend, give the branch a call.
Here's a nice list of all of the current BMO branches that have coin counters, with hyperlinked Google maps.
Please feel free to leave a review of your experiences, or of any other information that I forgot to include:
BMO Ontario Coin Sorter Locations:
- 877 LAWRENCE AVE E, DON MILLS, ON, M3C2T3 - 416 447-8576
- OSHAWA CENTRE, 419 KING ST WEST, OSHAWA, ON, L1J2K5 - 905 432-6740
- BLOOR&BAY (MANULIFE CENTRE), 55 BLOOR ST W, TORONTO, ON, M4W1A6 - 416 927-5915
- BEDFORD&BLOOR, 242 BLOOR STREET WEST, TORONTO, ON, M5S1T8 - 416 867-4663
- CITYPLACE, 26 FORT YORK BLVD, TORONTO, ON, M5V3Z3 - 416 867-6677
- AVENUE RD&FAIRLAWN, 1705 AVENUE ROAD, TORONTO, ON, M5M3Y5 - 416 782-3508
- WATERLOO MAIN OFFICE, 3 KING ST S, WATERLOO, ON, N2J3Z6 - 519 885-9250 (This used to be such a nice historic bank branch inside, then they renovated/ruined it)
- LIME RIDGE MALL, 999 UPPER WENTWORTH STREET, HAMILTON, ON, L9A4X5 - 905 526-2055
- HWY 7 & MCCOWAN, 900-5221 HIGHWAY #7, MARKHAM, ON, L3R1N3 - 905 474-1248
- MAJOR MACKENZIE & BAYVIEW, 1070 MAJOR MACKENZIE DRIVE EAST, RICHMOND HILL, ON, L4S1P3 - 905 508-5859
- HWY #48 & BUR OAK, 9660 HWY #48, MARKHAM, ON, L6E0H8 - 905 472-4890
- QUEEN & HAMBLY, 2072 QUEEN STREET EAST, TORONTO, ON, M4E1E1 - 416 686-5012
- CREDITVIEW & BRITTANIA, 6085 CREDITVIEW RD, MISSISSAUGA, ON, L5V2A8 - 905 567-5146
- HOPEDALE MALL, 1461 REBECCA STREET, OAKVILLE, ON, L6L1Z8 - 905 847-2432
BMO Quebec Coin Counter Branches:
- CANDIAC, 3 BOULEVARD DE SARDAIGNE LOCAL 304, CANDIAC, QC, J5R0E5 - 450 619-0655 (Location is very approximate)
- VALMONT AND BASILE-ROUTHIER, 319-RUE VALMONT, LOCAL #1, REPENTIGNY, QC, J5Y0Y5 - 450 654-6669
- COMPLEXE JULES-DALLAIRE 2828 LAURIER BLVD NIVEAU 2, QUEBEC CITY, QC, G1V0B9 - 418 577-1818
- VIMONT, 2040 DES LAURENTIDES BLVD, LAVAL, QC, H7M2R5 - 450 975-2920
- DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX, 3761 DES SOURCES BLVD, DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX, QC, H9B2K4 - 514 684-6690
Alberta Coin Sorter BMO Locations:
- BRENTWOOD VILLAGE MALL, 3517 CHARLESWOOD DRIVE N.W., CALGARY, AB, T2L2C1 - 403 234-2831
- OLIVER SQUARE, 11331-104TH AVE, EDMONTON, AB, T5K2S1 - 780 408-0681
Saskatoon BMO Coin Sorter Location:
- LAWSON HEIGHTS MALL, 134 PRIMROSE DR, SASKATOON, SK, S7K5S6 - 306 934-5745
BC BMO Coin Sorter Locations
- LOWER CAPILANO, 1120 MARINE DR, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, V7P1S8 - 604 668-1243
- 159TH & FRASER HIGHWAY, 15925 FRASER HIGHWAY, SURREY, BC, V4N0Y3 - 604 592-3970
- WESTSHORE, 101 735 GOLDSTREAM AVE, VICTORIA, BC, V9B2X4 - 250 389-2485
- 4TH & BALSAM, 2388 WEST 4TH AVENUE, VANCOUVER, BC, V6K1P2 - 604 665-7148
- LONSDALE AND ESPLANADE, 101-100 EAST ESPLANADE, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, V6L4V1 - 604 903-2941
If you're in Manitoba or the Maritimes, you're out of luck for now. Northern Ontario feels your pain. Sorry!