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County provides update on Huronia Guest Home

Statement by the County of Simcoe

​Midhurst/January 12, 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 acted quickly to assist these vulnerable residents.

While this is a privately run facility, community partners are taking significant action to support the residents in the home. Partners are meeting daily, and some agencies are providing in-home support and assessments.  A detailed action plan is being implemented, and we can confirm that partners are working extremely hard on identifying short- and long-term housing situations for the remaining residents.

Partners are providing oversight for the treatment of bed bugs as well as any related transportation and housing placement needs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these residents.

Dedicated attention is being given to the process of finding both short- and long-term housing solutions for those currently residing in the home. The residents have been informed of the actions planned during this transition, and will be consulted and updated as more details are confirmed.

This is a very unfortunate situation occurring at this privately managed facility, which impacts many individuals, their friends and family members. We will do everything we can to make them as comfortable as possible.

We would like to thank the community for their active involvement, providing donations of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, bedding, clothing, and support to the residents of the Huronia Guest Home. It is truly heartwarming to see the community come together.

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. The County and its partners do not have legislative or regulatory authority over this privately owned and operated facility; but have taken action.

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Media Contacts:

​Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager

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