The Yonge-Bloor neighbourhood, well known for its busy intersection, eclectic retail and proximity to Yorkville, has managed to hold on to a few hidden gems, side streets tucked away from the hustle and bustle that don't see too much through traffic. St. Nicholas is one such street. Running north-south between Wellesley and Charles, the street is lined with townhouses before turning into a laneway at its southern end. Developers Urban Capital and Alit are capitalizing on the quiet street's historic features and 19th-century buildings with their Nicholas Residences condominium at the corner of St. Nicholas and St. Mary Streets.

Nicholas Residences in Toronto by Urban Capital with Core ArchitectsExcavation at Nicholas condos, image by cruzin4u

Nicholas Residences in Toronto by Urban Capital with Core ArchitectsExcavation at Nicholas condos, image by Philofra

Excavation is underway at the site and Forum members cruzin4u and Philofra stopped by to snap some images of the progress. The tower will reach 35 storeys, and is designed by Core Architects. Interiors will features designs by Cecconi Simone. Completion is still a while away — check out the dataBase page to see more project renderings and head over to the associated project Forum to see what UT members are talking about.