In 2008-09, the Ontario government closed its last three residential institutions for people with a developmental disability. Nearly 1,000 people moved into new community-based homes with the help of the province, families and agencies.

Explore this section of the website to learn more about the transition from institutional to community living.

 

 

Learn more

About Ontario's last three institutions for people with a developmental disability

Settlements reached with former residents of:

Watch our videos to find out more about institutions in Ontario and their closure:

  • Why Ontario built the institutions
  • What it was like to live in an institution
  • Why Ontario closed the institutions

See how people with a developmental disability, with the right services and supports, can live and participate in their own communities.