C.M. Fines Building

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C.M. Fines Building
Sgi headoffice.jpg
Record height
Tallest in Regina, Saskatchewan from 1979 to 1988[I]
General information
Type Office
Location 2260 11th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Coordinates 50°27′2″N 104°36′48″W / 50.45056°N 104.61333°W / 50.45056; -104.61333Coordinates: 50°27′2″N 104°36′48″W / 50.45056°N 104.61333°W / 50.45056; -104.61333
Completed 1979
Roof 79.00 m (259.19 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Lifts/elevators 4
Design and construction
Architect Joseph Pettick

The C.M. Fines Building is a 20 story office tower in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The 20 story building was completed in 1979.[1][2] The building was designed by Joseph Pettick[3] and features unusual energy-efficient reflective windows containing gold dust, giving the building its distinctive colour.[4] The building houses the corporate offices of Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). The building is named after Clarence Melvin Fines who was a Provincial Finance Minister in the 1940s and 50s and played a major role in establishing SGI.[5] From 1979 until 1988 it was the tallest building in Regina.

The C.M. Fines Building has had a history of structural problems. In 2004, water damage to the building's post-tension cables necessitated a $3.9 million repair.[6] In 2010, the building was evacuated when high winds damaged a piece of the exterior metal cladding, raising concerns that the glass panels, held in place by the metal, would come loose.[7] In 2012, the Government of Saskatchewan released a tender for a new office building for SGI, with the intention to sell the C.M. Fines Building.[8]


  1. ^ "CM Fines Building". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ "C.M. Fines Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ Flaman, Bernard (2006). "Pettick, Joseph (1924–)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Gold dust in SGI building likely hard to recover, architect says". CBC News. December 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  5. ^ Kasperski, Jay (2006). "Fines, Clarence Melvin (1905–93)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  6. ^ "SGI to Begin Repairs to Head Office Building". Government of Saskatchewan. June 22, 2004. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  7. ^ "Regina office tower evacuated due to winds". CBC News. April 9, 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  8. ^ "Head Office Project -- SGI-RFEI1-12". SaskTenders. Government of Saskatchewan. December 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
Preceded by
Queen Elizabeth II Court, Regina
Tallest Building in Regina
79 m
Succeeded by
Delta Regina Hotel