Franco J. Vaccarino
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is an industry leader in the areas of Hospitality, Health and Wellness, and
Landscape Architecture. All of these disciplines will be used extensively at the Talisman Mountain
Springs Inn as it develops and beyond. An ongoing partnership with both student and staff with the
Talisman Mountain Springs Inn would be a mutually beneficial opportunity that could allow the Talisman
Mountain Springs Inn to develop areas with the best new technologies. Moreover, such a partnership has
the potential to have the Talisman Mountain Springs Inn recognized as a key provincial and regional hub
for showcasing world class academic talent, with an eye towards regional development opportunities.
Along with the region and neighbourhoods surrounding the Talisman Mountain Springs Inn, the University
looks forward to the opportunity to contribute to the development of a vibrant community and amenities
that will be created and maintained by the Talisman Mountain Springs Inn and Wellness centre.
Paul Lafrance Design
“We were thrilled to hear that things are progressing at Talisman. As you know we have always had a very strong interest in telling the
story of the “Phoenix Rising From The Ashes”
Board of Directors
“The Kimberley Community Association (KCA) is a strong supporter of the restoration of Talisman. The Municipality of Grey Highlands depends highly on tourism as a source of revenue and Talisman has historically been the “Jewel” of the Beaver Valley and an important asset to our community. It has offered employment for locals, attracted tourists, and provided social, recreational and professional venues for visitors and the neighbourhood.”
Sea & Ski Realty Ltd.
“We need to compete and it will take Talisman to be the leader in 4 season recreation activities to ensure a strong Grey Highlands for Years to come. Not to mention the employment opportunities as well as putting money into the small business market that makes up our region.”
Beaver Valley Ski Club
“Talisman will be of vital importance as we attract employees to the region. Our two businesses will help create year round employment. These year round jobs will have a tremendous impact on the local and surrounding communities. It is with great enthusiasm that we wait for the completion of the new Talisman Resort.”
Paul Raff Studio
“I am writing to express my firm’s interest in working with you on the Talisman Mountain Springs Inn. It is an ambitious, challenging and aspirational project.”