Government of Saskatchewan, Bruce Dawson, 2003

1853 Hamilton Street | Regina, SK

Leader Building

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

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Audio Transcript

Welcome to the leader building. Constructed in 1912, it was the fourth home of the Regina leader newspaper. The Leader was founded in 1883, as a weekly newspaper. In 1903 it was published as the morning leader, and eventually emerged as the Leader Post in 1930.

The building was also the original home of CKCK radio, the first radio station in the province. Both the newspaper and radio station occupied this building until 1964, when they moved to their present location on Park Street. The leader building was designated a municipal heritage property in 1987, however the designation is limited to the exterior of the building.

As a media production center, the building was a recognized landmark in the community and a gathering place for media events. The property also exemplifies the optimism of the city's post 1900's building boom, which expanded the historic downtown core.


The tallest and most expensive office building in the city at the time of its completion in 1912, the impressive structure was one of the most prestigious office locations in the city.

The Regina leader post is still the daily newspaper of Regina.

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.

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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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