Touchstone on Lake Muskoka

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka

August 14, 2008 15:49 ET

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka Goes Green

Luxury vacation home development in Ontario, Touchstone on Lake Muskoka reduces, reuses and recycles

TOWNSHIP OF MUSKOKA LAKES, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - The community of Muskoka is green with envy this week as the area's newest development officially opens its doors. Touchstone on Lake Muskoka, a luxury vacation real estate property, features lavish amenities, breathtaking views, maintenance free living-and some of the best eco-friendly development practices in the region.

The 'of the land versus on the land' philosophy of developer GenerX Corporation, drove the project, preserving the ecological integrity of the area from the beginning of construction. The first of these initiatives included the recycling of two non-performing resorts, Aston Beach Resort and Tamwood Lodge. The magnificent Touchstone Lodge was erected on the original foundations of the former resorts and will soon be home to Touch, a world-class spa, and Taste, the casually-elegant restaurant for the vacation homes in Ontario. The facility was re-built from the inside-out, sparing as much of the surrounding vegetation and fauna as possible.

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka's other environmental initiatives utilized organic and reusable building materials, such as the use of recycled tires for the roof shingling while the site plan for the development was frequently re-engineered in order to reduce the amount of rock blasting and tree removal.

In the next phase, Touchstone's Environmental Treatment Centre will be a state-of-the art waste management and water filtration centre, replacing the antiquated lagoon system of treating sewage. Designed through consultation with the Ministry of the Environment, the Centre will contain a membrane bio-reactor system that will treat the sewage effluent on-site for the fractional cottage ownership project. The purified effluent will be pumped to a pond near the main entrance to the property and only released into Lake Muskoka once it has undergone an intense filtration and ultraviolet disinfection process.

'Our goal at Touchstone on Lake Muskoka is to preserve as much of the natural landscape as possible,' says developer, Walter Thompson, President & CEO, GenerX Corporation. 'At every opportunity we have chosen what is best for the environment and not what is necessarily most profitable or what will deliver the project in the most timely manner,' he says.

Comprised of 75 elegantly appointed lakefront residences, Touchstone on Lake Muskoka is Canada's premier luxury vacation home community. For more information, visit www.touchstoneonlakemuskoka.com or call 866-492-1888.

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