Our new home has a long history, being one of the few remaining skyscrapers built in the early 20th century. At the time of its construction (completed in 1906), it was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth, and remained so until 1913 when the building immediately to its north (the Canadian Pacific Building) was completed.
The web site about everything has a brief page about 67 Yonge Street
Trader’s Bank Building is a 15-storey, 55.39 m (181.7 ft) early skyscraper completed in 1906 at 67 Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The building was designed by Carrère and Hastings, with construction beginning in 1905. It was the tallest building in Toronto and the entire British Commonwealth until the Canadian Pacific Building was completed in 1913. It remains one of Canada’s few surviving skyscrapers of the early 20th Century.
Doug Taylor's Historic Toronto article about the Trader's Bank Building
The impressive early 20th-century building at 61-67 Yonge Street is today somewhat hidden among the soaring skyscrapers of downtown Toronto. However, when it was constructed in 1905, it was the tallest structure in the city. It was the second building in Toronto to be referred to as a “skyscraper,” the first being the eleven-storey Temple Building constructed in 1895, on the northwest corner of Richmond and Bay Streets.
Even BlogTO has written about our old-on-the-outside new-and-comfy-on-the-inside home
The question of Toronto’s first skyscraper is open to debate. A handful of buildings are typically tossed into the fray, including the Board of Trade Building (seven storeys, 1892), the Beard Building (seven storeys, 1894), and the Temple Building (12 storeys, 1896). Of these 19th century buildings, the Temple seems the most likely candidate for breaking the 10 storey mark.