The Vision

Bring your curiosity, your hobbies, your sense of adventure. Bring your love of orange sunsets, invigorating salt air, and sweet summer berries grown in the wild. Bring your love of family, crackling camp fires and morning birdsong. Bring all of you back to nature and see how rewarding a life at Touchstone can be.

The Masterplan

1. Touchstone Village
If Gospel Rock is the soul of Touchstone, the Village can only be described as the heart, creating a welcoming experience for all visitors.
2. The Greenlane
A nature-inspired pedestrian thoroughfare that allows homeowners and visitors to walk the historic trail from the top of the property down to the spectacular viewpoints of Cross Rock and Little Africa.
3. Touchstone Inn
The Touchstone Inn celebrates its spectacular surroundings with an array of public amenities, such as a destination spa, restaurant and lounge and bistro, for owners to enjoy.
4. Ocean-view Rooftop Patio
As a Touchstone resident, you’re just a stone’s throw away from an elegant rooftop patio lounge that overlooks Howe Sound.
5. Outdoor Pool
6. Café

Located in the heart of the Touchstone Village Centre, the Bistro will be a lively location to savour a morning latte while enjoying the activities in the plaza next to the Touchstone Inn.

7. Touchstone Plaza
8. Artisan Studios

Bordering the Touchstone Plaza, opposite the Inn will be four live / work studio residences with the opportunity to offer retail arts and crafts, and other professional services residents will appreciate

9. Lookout Park

Left virtually untouched due it’s an unparalleled natural beauty, this cherished meadowland offers Touchstone’s two signature ocean viewpoints known as Little Africa and Cross Rock.

10. Cross Rock
11. Little Africa
12. Forest Park

Dominated by iconic West Coast trees, this meditative wooded area provides a strong connection to nature in the form of walking trails and rest areas along pathways that lead to Gospel Rock and Secret Beach.

13. Waterfront Park
14. Gospel Rock
15. New Pedestrian and Bike Path
For anyone who feels the pull toward simpler, more natural living, a new community will feel like home in ways you’ve always wished a place could.

Touchstone Village

If Gospel Rock is the soul of Touchstone, the Village can only be described as the heart. With traffic-calmed streets that are laid out for jaw-dropping views and enhanced sun exposure, the Village with its Hotel and Plaza was designed to promote community spirit and create a welcoming experience for all visitors.

The greenlane

At the foundation of the Touchstone community plan is the Greenlane, a nature-inspired pedestrian thoroughfare that allows home owners and visitors to walk the historic trail from the top of the property down to the spectacular viewpoints of Cross Rock and Little Africa. Harmonizing home and habitat, the Greenlane preserves the experience of walking the land and watching the magnificent views unfold.

Preserved Lands & Parks

When designing a seaside community on the pristine lands surrounding Gospel Rock, developing an intelligent preservation plan was paramount. Touchstone will be a site-sensitive community, incorporating generous greenspaces into the design and raising the bar for future conservation initiatives in the region. In total, nearly 50% of precious natural habitat is protected as parks and conservation areas in perpetuity by a legal covenant. This includes 23 acres of preserved maritime forest, waterfront shoreline, walking trails, viewpoints, picnic spots, and of course, Gospel Rock itself, which remains untouched. All residential zones are nestled in the upper bench lands, allowing residents and the public to experience this amazing land together.

Touchstone Inn Boutique Hotel

The Touchstone Inn is at the heart of the Village and designed to celebrate its spectacular surroundings with an array of amenities. Savour a glass of wine at the lounge while watching the sun set with friends, host an anniversary dinner in the restaurant, or book yourself into the spa for some R&R.

Touchstone Plaza

The cultural and social centre of the community, Touchstone Plaza welcomes visitors to the Village, providing landscaped grounds for community events, live music and art. Take an art stroll, sit on the café patio savouring a cappuccino or drop by the local general store to pick up few key ingredients for dinner. Everything at Touchstone is conveniently accessible on foot.