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County provides further update on Huronia Guest Home

Statement by the County of Simcoe

Midhurst/January 14, 2023 – The County of Simcoe has issued the following update regarding Huronia Guest Home in Stayner:

The County of Simcoe and key area partners including the Township of Clearview, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team have continued to act quickly to assist the vulnerable residents at privately-operated Huronia Guest Home.

While this is a privately run facility, community partners are taking significant action to support the residents in the home.

The County and its partners do not have legislative or regulatory authority over this privately owned and operated facility; but have taken action to secure pest remediation, short- and long-term accommodation, mental health and physical support, meals, and transportation.

Partners have scheduled treatment for pests to take place late next week, with arrangements for current residents needing housing to be being moved into temporary accommodations. Those moving into the temporary accommodations will remain there until permanent homes are available for them.

Dedicated attention continues to be given to the process of finding long-term housing solutions for these residents in need. The residents have been informed of the actions planned during this transition, and will be consulted and updated as more details are confirmed.

Shelter and care for these individuals are our priority. We are doing everything possible to support these individuals.

The Huronia Guest Home is a privately owned and operated organization and the County, the Township of Clearview, and our area partners, are doing everything within our jurisdiction to assist the residents living in the facility. ​​

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Media Contacts:

​Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager

Andrea Walasek
Public Relations Consultant
249-535-3511 (mobile)