Torino is the newest project to grace Capstan Village. Billed as phase two of the project, Torino will attempt to build on the reputation established by the first project, Sorento. Located in Richmond just southeast of Sea Island —where Vancouver International Airport is located—the development is in close proximity to many commercial amenities such as the the Union Square Shopping Centre and the Yaohan Centre.
Developed by Pinnacle International and currently under construction, Torino will rise 15 storeys and feature 185 units in an array of sizes and floor plans. Units will range in size from 578 to 1,855 square feet.
Exterior architecture for the development comes courtesy of Bingham Hill Architects, with interiors curated by False Creek Design Group. Renderings for the project show an exterior that displays a wide range of materials, creating a pleasing visual experience for both the residents and the passerby. An emphasis on balconies will offer many residents of the building interaction with the outdoors as well as an excellent view for those facing towards the water and the City of Vancouver.
Amenities come in several different forms for Torino. Among the most coveted features are indoor and outdoor community spaces, a yoga garden, a party room, and a putting green.
Construction on Torino is progressing nicely since shovels first went into the ground. Recent construction photos show the building currently up to the fourth floor with the remaining 11 floors sure to rise quickly. Estimated completion for the project is set for mid-2021.
Through a special tax imposed on each individual unit, the developer is responsible for funding a Capstan Village station on TransLink's Canada Line, which upon completion will offer residents a one-seat ride to Downtown Vancouver as well as easy access to YVR and other parts of Richmond.
Additional information along with renderings of the tower can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.