History of Developmental Services

Muskoka Centre
Where: Gravenhurst
Description: Opened in 1963

Designed to provide relief capacity for the growing number of residents at the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia

Provided residential services primarily for females (infants, adolescents and adults)
Resident population in 1971: 358
Resident population in 1975: 289
Year it closed: 1994
Policy initiative: Ministry's seven-year plan for facility closures:
Challenges and Opportunities (1987)
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About the evolution of government policy and legislation: The 1980s