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Hamilton St & 11th Ave | Regina, SK

Conexus Plaza

A point of interest on the Historical Downtown Regina Audio Walking Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.

Listen to the tour audio!

Audio Transcript

Beautiful building isn't it!? You're looking at the Conexus Plaza, home of the Conexus Credit Union. The building used to be home to the head offices of Canada Trust. The land that the Conexus plaza was built on used to be home to the R. H. Williams Store, Regina's first department store..

The old building was named Glasgow House, after Glasgow Scotland. The business was established in Regina in 1888 on South Railway Street, but a larger and more up to date building was required, so they built a new store right here in 1910.

The Robert Simpson company purchased the business in 1946, and later merged with a pretty famous American department store. Any idea which department store the Robert Simpson company merged with?

 

You can find the answer by playing the trivia question, just tap the stop icon on the map.

The old building was demolished in 1982, making way for the beautiful building you see now.
 

Historical Downtown Tour

This POI is featured on the Regina Historical Downtown Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.

All audio walking tours are self-guided and include fully narrated commentary.

Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.

Trivia Challenge

Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia challenge you can test your skills on.

The trivia questions are separate from the commentary and completely optional.

The app keeps score for you so you can challenge your friends and family.

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