Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian News Building / Kummen Building / Domo Block (268-270 Fort Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Fort Street in Winnipeg, measuring 50 feet by 108 feet, was built in 1928 at a cost of about $25,000 as office and warehouse space for the Canadian News Company. Known as the Canadian News Building until around 1950, it was the then the Kummen Block owned by Carl Toreson Kummen, and later the Domo Block.

Domo Block

Domo Block (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89364, W97.13930
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Carl Toreson Kummen (1885-1970)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 187/1928, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Old landmark of city sold,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 February 1928, page 1.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2023

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