Built in 1989 by Murray Koffler – founder of the Shopper’s Drug Mart and co-founder of The Four Seasons Hotels – as Canada’s first world class spa facility.
In 1992 CIBC, under the leadership of Chairman Al Flood, converted the property into a private state-of-the-art training facility for their leaders.
Purchased in 2001 by John Abele – John’s interests are in science, literacy for children, education and the process by which new technology is invented, developed and introduced to society. John’s continued involvement in these interests inspired him to envision a different kind of place: a living learning lab that exists for individuals, families, institutions and communities coming together for transformational cultural change. In 2001, this inspiration led to the creation of the Kingbridge Conference Centre and Institute.