About Us

Our Guiding Principles

A Mission-driven Enterprise

Kingbridge is a mission driven enterprise guided by a focused purpose to assist and enable individuals and institutions to convene, curate and collaborate on solving their most pressing problems and challenges pertaining to leadership, skills development, innovation, economic prosperity, and growth. We have a deep belief in harnessing science and technology in providing experiences and experiments that enable our clients to be bold in order to create a better world for us all.

Place-based Learning & Engagement

By harnessing the power of place, we have intentionally designed an environment ideal for off-site convening, holistic and action-based learning, rapid ideation, space for safe introspection, reflection and reaction and for demonstrating new forms of innovation. Our infrastructure and ecosystem is designed to surround you with innovative ideas and unique installations that spark wonder of future possibilities.

MISSION-PURPOSED DRIVEN BUSINESS

We aspire to solve complex problems and take on cutting edge challenges that lead to innovative business solutions that bring positive impact to the world for multiple decades.

An Innovative Culture

We foster an environment that supports creative thinking to uncover new opportunities. We demonstrate a spirit of curiosity, creativity, innovation, resiliency, inclusion, and continual improvement. We are passionate and dedicated about creating, curating, crafting and hosting exceptional and memorable experiences.

Partnerships of Purpose

We have close working relationships and arrangements with key partners to harness the infrastructure of the Kingbridge Centre to augment, experience and add value for our clients and also spawn activities that drive economic prosperity and impact by accelerating groundbreaking innovations that propel community transformation enterprising initiatives which make a positive impact in the world.

Environmentally Focused

Located on the Oak Ridges Moraine with the Humber River flowing through the property, it is important for us to support and maintain best practices regarding environmental stewardship pertaining to our operations. We utilize a variety of both equipment and management approaches to mitigate our impact to the local ecology while demonstrating innovative solutions. Some of our initiatives include: an independent waste water treatment plant, a designated managed forest and an onsite apiary and indoor farm. We are looking into future initiatives including: solar photovoltaic and generating biofuels from our food waste.

Impeccable Service

Understanding our guests needs and surpassing expectations is important to us. With over 35 years of experience in hospitality and conferencing, delivering innovative and exceptional meetings is our passion. Our dedicated and creative team work closely with you to anticipate needs and provide unique conference experiences. 

Gallery

Food

Guest Rooms

Meeting Rooms

Recreation

Woodland Trails & Labyrinth

Innovation Hub

Indoor Spaces

Corporate Socials

Outdoor Spaces

History

Throughout its history Kingbridge has always been known as a place that creates the conditions for transformation to occur. 

In 1989 designed by legendary architect Arthur Charles Erickson in collaboration with Murray Koffler, founder of Shoppers Drug Mart and co-founder of the Four Seasons the vision for the campus was to be one of the first world-class health and wellness spas in Canada, King Ranch.  

 

In 1992, CIBC converted the property into a private state-of-the-art leadership development training facility. 

 

Purchased in 2001, by John Abele, retired co-founder of Boston Scientific, designed the vision of Kingbridge to be a global residential convening destination that supports collaborative problem solving and innovation.   

 

In January 2021, John Abele made the decision to retire, entrusting the ownership to the Pathak Family Trust and its affiliated entity Ekagrata Inc. Kingbridge’s new Chairman Prashant Pathak has been involved in John Abele’s vision and mission alongside the Kingbridge team for the last 15 years. He is excited to carry on the legacy of collective learning, problem solving, and innovation in addition to evolving the vision into living learning space designed for demonstrating and accelerating innovations with the potential to make positive impacts on the environment , address the future of food, advance green energy models, achieve clean water and create healthy thriving communities.   

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Getting to Kingbridge

Driving Instructions

FROM LESTER B. PEARSON INTERNATION AIRPORT(YYZ) · GPS: 43.914728 -79.552131

Public Transaction

UP EXPRESS – FROM UNION STATION TO KING CITY GO STATION

Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station. From Union Station take the Go Train going northbound to King City Go Station. To book a taxi pick-up from King Go Station, kindly contact our preferred cab company Astro Taxi at 905-850-8555.

TTC SUBWAY – VAUGHAN METROPOLITAN CENTRE STATION
Travel to and from downtown Toronto using the TTC Subway to the newly built Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station (Highway 7 and 400). To book a taxi pick-up from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, kindly contact our preferred cab company Astro Taxi at 905-850-8555.

 

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Getting to Kingbridge

Driving Instructions

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FROM LESTER B. PEARSON INTERNATION AIRPORT (YYZ) · GPS: 43.914728 -79.552131

FROM LESTER B. PEARSON INTERNATION AIRPORT (YYZ) · GPS: 43.914728 -79.552131

Public Transaction

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UP EXPRESS – FROM UNION STATION TO KING CITY GO STATION

Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station. From Union Station take the Go Train going northbound to King City Go Station. To book a taxi pick-up from King Go Station, kindly contact our preferred cab company Astro Taxi at 905-850-8555.

TTC SUBWAY – VAUGHAN METROPOLITAN CENTRE STATION Travel to and from downtown Toronto using the TTC Subway to the newly built Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station (Highway 7 and 400). To book a taxi pick-up from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, kindly contact our preferred cab company Astro Taxi at 905-850-8555.

History

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.

More history of Kingbridge

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 – The Kingbridge Centre was founded in 2001 by John Abele, cofounder of Boston Scientific and a global leader in the field of less invasive medicine. The Kingbridge vision was inspired by Mr. Abele’s passion for technological inventions, concepts and ideas made to benefit communities and society as a whole. His involvement in these areas influenced him to envision a living learning place that supports innovation where groups of people could come together to collaboratively solve problems. In January 2021, Mr. Abele made the decision to retire, entrusting the ownership of the Kingbridge Centre to the Pathak Family Trust and its affiliated entity Ekagrata Inc.

Purchased in January 2021 by the Pathak Family Trust and its affiliated entity Ekagrata Inc.

– The Kingbridge Centre will continue to deliver world-class residential convening, leadership development, corporate training, conferencing and retreat services while being committed to engaging with local community. The Pathak Family Trust is committed to upholding the standard of innovation, discovery, and excellence long represented by the Kingbridge Centre, and to continue the strong partnerships with local community, government and academia. Kingbridge’s new Chairman, Prashant Pathak, has been involved in Mr. Abele’s vision and mission alongside the Kingbridge team for over 15 years and is excited to carry on the legacy of collective learning, problem solving, leadership development and innovation. Mr. Abele will continue to advise Mr. Pathak and the rest of the Kingbridge team as Chairman Emeritus.

Mr. Pathak has begun to expand The Kingbridge vision by engaging with key stakeholder partners to harness the infrastructure of the Kingbridge Centre to drive economic prosperity by accelerating groundbreaking innovations that drive community transformation, and scale up environmental initiatives which make a positive impact in the world. Food, Agriculture, Energy, Water are four of the key focus areas of the Kingbridge Centre aligned with economic priorities of King Township and York Region. Programming will be developed and offered to support these objectives, help foster leaders and convene people who are interested to explore new ideas and collaboratively solve problems from a higher level of thinking, creativity, skills and shared purpose.

Due to COVID-19, from May 2020 The Kingbridge Centre has been serving as a Temporary Transitional Shelter for York Residents in need, through a partnership with The Regional Municipality of York and Salvation Army. This partnership is due to continue until April 2022. Looking beyond the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingbridge Centre team is looking forward to being a partner in supporting economic recovery efforts, and growing innovative businesses. Mr. Pathak’s extensive global network, experience with risk capital investing and building businesses will support those efforts. Plans will be announced later this spring.

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 – The Kingbridge Centre was founded in 2001 by John Abele, cofounder of Boston Scientific and a global leader in the field of less invasive medicine. The Kingbridge vision was inspired by Mr. Abele’s passion for technological inventions, concepts and ideas made to benefit communities and society as a whole. His involvement in these areas influenced him to envision a living learning place that supports innovation where groups of people could come together to collaboratively solve problems. In January 2021, Mr. Abele made the decision to retire, entrusting the ownership of the Kingbridge Centre to the Pathak Family Trust and its affiliated entity Ekagrata Inc.

Purchased in January 2021 by the Pathak Family Trust and its affiliated entity Ekagrata Inc.

– The Kingbridge Centre will continue to deliver world-class residential convening, leadership development, corporate training, conferencing and retreat services while being committed to engaging with local community. The Pathak Family Trust is committed to upholding the standard of innovation, discovery, and excellence long represented by the Kingbridge Centre, and to continue the strong partnerships with local community, government and academia. Kingbridge’s new Chairman, Prashant Pathak, has been involved in Mr. Abele’s vision and mission alongside the Kingbridge team for over 15 years and is excited to carry on the legacy of collective learning, problem solving, leadership development and innovation. Mr. Abele will continue to advise Mr. Pathak and the rest of the Kingbridge team as Chairman Emeritus.

Mr. Pathak has begun to expand The Kingbridge vision by engaging with key stakeholder partners to harness the infrastructure of the Kingbridge Centre to drive economic prosperity by accelerating groundbreaking innovations that drive community transformation, and scale up environmental initiatives which make a positive impact in the world. Food, Agriculture, Energy, Water are four of the key focus areas of the Kingbridge Centre aligned with economic priorities of King Township and York Region. Programming will be developed and offered to support these objectives, help foster leaders and convene people who are interested to explore new ideas and collaboratively solve problems from a higher level of thinking, creativity, skills and shared purpose.

Due to COVID-19, from May 2020 The Kingbridge Centre has been serving as a Temporary Transitional Shelter for York Residents in need, through a partnership with The Regional Municipality of York and Salvation Army. This partnership is due to continue until April 2022. Looking beyond the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingbridge Centre team is looking forward to being a partner in supporting economic recovery efforts, and growing innovative businesses. Mr. Pathak’s extensive global network, experience with risk capital investing and building businesses will support those efforts. Plans will be announced later this spring.