History of Developmental Services

Huronia Regional Center
Where: Orillia
Description: Opened in 1876

Ontario's oldest institution for people with a developmental disability

Originally called the Orillia Asylum for Idiots
Resident population in 1971: 1,875
Resident population in 1975: 1,566
Peak residential population: 2,600
Year it closed: March 2009
Policy initiative: Ministry's Facilities Initiative (2004)
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About the evolution of government policy and legislation: 2000 and beyond

About the cemetery at the Huronia Regional Centre