History of Developmental Services

Pine Ridge Centre
Where: Aurora
Description: Originally built in 1915 as a school for boys

Opened as an institution for people with a developmental disability in 1950 to provide more residential capacity to support the increasing population at the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia

Provided residential supports for males with a developmental disability who were 16 years of age and older
Resident population in 1971: 190
Resident population in 1975: 176
Year it closed: 1984/85
Policy initiative: Ministry's second five-year plan for facility closures (1982)
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About the evolution of government policy and legislation: The 1980s