Construction on the Nicholas Residences located near Yonge and Bloor continues with half of the tower's floors now erected, and glazing now applied on the first half dozen. Located at 75 Nicholas Street at St Mary Street, the building is developed by Urban Capital Property Group and ALIT Developments, designed by Core Architects, and being built by Tucker HiRise Construction

Nicholas Residences, TorontoNicholas Residences, image by Red Mars

Nicholas Residences, TorontoGlazing applied to facade, image by SP!RE

The image above shows the tower now rising behind Yonge Street's low-rise shops, and into the backdrop of the Bloor-Yorkville skyline.

Nicholas Residences, TorontoGlazing applied to facade, image by SP!RE

Blending the old and the new is a hot topic for redevelopment sites in Toronto, and this project is following the trend. The condo blends a modern tower with a podium sized to recreate the exterior of the planing mill which stood on the site previously. The podium will be clad with bricks which were saved from mill's façade, and new windows are being created to match the originals.

Nicholas Residences, TorontoPreparing the podium for bricks, image by Red Mars

Nicholas Residences are close to the many shops, cafes, and restaurants which Yorkville is famous for, as well as the day-to-day items offered in Yonge Street shops.

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