75 St. Nicholas Street, Toronto
Developer: Urban Capital Property Group
GFA: 209,000 sq. ft.
Completion Date: 2014
Nicholas Residences are set on the charming, 19th century, tree-lined and cobblestoned St. Nicholas Street, steps from Bloor, Bay, and Yorkville, an area renowned for its acclaimed shops, designer boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and cultural attractions.
This 29-storey building eloquently reflects its surroundings. The tower transitions down to the scale of the homes via a brick turn-of-the-century warehouse that was torn down. Bricks reclaimed and rebuilt as a façade carefully incorporating the Planing Mill Building, the three-storey brick building at 65-67 St. Nicholas Street.
By incorporating the Planing Mill Building as a design element at the building’s base, it stays true to the street’s heritage. Here, the past comes together with modern luxuries and amenities to create this classic address. The remainder of the three-storey podium building will be comprised of townhouse units, a lobby, and indoor amenity space.
The warehouse contains units and while the roof contains the outdoor amenity space, the warehouse also complements the brick podium of the tower. The entrance is marked by a large precast and glass opening accentuated by a Brazilian walnut clad canopy.
The tower is a state of the art glass enclosure that commands beautiful views of downtown Toronto. Balconies are staggered in a creative pattern to lighten the structure and provide private outdoor space to the majority of the units.