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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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NXT Condominiums at Windermere by The Lake (105 The Queensway; Widermere Ave) | Complete, T/O | 35 st, 27 st | ??? m | The Queensway-Humber Bay

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First time I seen a building sitting overhead beyond the street edge. It is almost 3' west of the curb






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I can't believe a thread was never created for this project!!!
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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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i don't see the huge swiss-cheese style hole in the roof element.
@#$% hole avoiding corner-cutters!
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From steel mill to condo mill.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #5
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By interchange42 on UT.

As far as I'm concerned, NXT, Toronto's glassiest glossiest slab tower, doesn't get the attention it deserves on UT. Peter Clewes, local king of the minimalist-cool glass point tower, has done quite a good job here stretching his aesthetic over a mostly rectangular frame. I thought I'd do a walk-around to feature NXT's fun touches.


From the South Kingsway bridge over the Queensway, featuring the surrounding Vic Schtick townhomes in the foreground.




West of NXT: NXT 2 will soon rise close to the camera's location.




Getting closer, we see the single storey lobby and amenities building, all-glass coolness.




To the east of the entryway the grounds feature a matrix of birch trees. Birch are notoriously finicky, but with appropriate care should take to their new home and grow. At least one looks like it did not survive the move from the nursery; replacement to come before registration I assume.




Looking up at the tower, I like the every-second floor notches in the balcony.




And I'm a sucker for staggered windows.




Here's something you won't see in many spots in Toronto: an overhang over the street! Not possible where the streets are public, but here where they have no name, this is a cheeky move that puts a smile on my face.




Looking up from the street below.




I also really like the crimp in the east facade of the building.




Here's a better view of the crimp, and the east facade. At the bottom the black brick box will hold... double height units? I'm not sure.




On the other side of Windermere, NXT reflects Cresford's earlier project, the rounded Windermere-by-the-Lake.




Here's the building from Queensway and Windermere.




A view from across Queensway towards the base of the tower:




And the full view from the same spot:




Finally, a look back, with Windermere-by-the-Lake in the background.




Meanwhile up top, or 25 floors up at least, here's the view to the west courtesy of UrbanToronto member Trixdee. Trix and her husband are looking forward to moving into their unit in December.




My two cents: As great as NXT is, and it is great, it can't overcome the reactionary drek and odd site plan and its base. The townhouses are really unfortunate. Something more progressive (and better built) would have enhanced the tower exponentially. What could have been an exceptional neighbourhood is, instead, an oddly disjointed, schizophrenic assemblage. Oh, well. At least it's brownfield.
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Old October 31st, 2010, 04:08 AM   #6
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By interchange42 on UT.

In regards to the height increase of the west building: along with the increase to 35 storeys from 22, the size of the floor plate has been decreased, so that the new tower will look more like a point tower than a slab. Not as much of the western view from the east building will be blocked now. We'll try to get more info on this!
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