An update today on construction of the Nicholas Residences near Yonge and Bloor. Over the past month, UrbanToronto members have posted a number of photos in our Forum showing how construction of the 35-storey development has been progressing lately.  

A July 13th close up shot of the Nicholas Residences taken at St. Mary & Nicholas St, image by RiverCity1

With the foundation and garage having been completed, the podium and first tower floors of the building are being built. The photos—taken between July 13 and August 11—show the building growing from four storeys to seven storeys. 

Located at 75 Nicholas Street, the building is developed by Urban Capital Property Group and ALIT Developments, designed by Core Architects, and being built by Tucker HiRise Construction. Originally approved at 29 storeys, the developers were granted 6 additional floors by the City of Toronto's Committee of Adujustment.

A July 31st image of the Nicholas Residences taken just west of St. Mary & Nicholas St, image by androiduk

Located just south of Bloor-Yorkville, the condominium blends a modern tower with a podium that will be clad with bricks from an old planing mill from the site. The bricks will transition the project to its surroundings. Nicholas Street itself is quiet, yet is rich with history. The old road is paved with cobblestones and characteristically narrow, lined with red brick 19th century cottages, and with greenery aplenty: there's a mature tree in front of almost every house. As a tribute to the street's special feel, each of the project's floor plans has been named after one of those cottages.

An August 2nd close up shot of the Nicholas Residences taken at St. Mary & Nicholas St, image by Red Mars

In keeping with the luxury expected in buildings in the Yorkville area, Nicholas Residences will will not hold back when it comes to the amenities offered. A gym, a screening room with cinema-style seating, and a spacious party room with billiards table just to name a few, but the highlight will be a Cecconi Simone-designed luxurious private lounge on the fourth floor with lush roof deck over the podium. 

An August 11th shot of Nicholas Residences taken from a condominium west of St. Mary & Nicholas St, image by greenleaf

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. The development is well connected to the rest of the city via Bay, Bloor-Yonge, and Wellesley subway stations. Queen's Park and the University of Toronto aren't far away either. 

Check out Urban Toronto's dateBase page, linked below, to find out more about Nicholas Residences, or join the discussion in the associated Forum threads. You can also leave a comment below this article. 

Related Companies:  ALIT Developments, Cecconi Simone, Core Architects, Ferris + Associates Inc., GBCA Architects, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., TUCKER HIRISE Construction, Urban Capital Property Group