Muskoka Regional Centre For Sale By Province
The future of the Muskoka Regional Centre is once again up for debate.
The 74 acre property sits on the Lake Muskoka shoreline in Gravenhurst.
The property was originally opened as the Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium in 1897. In 1960 the Province of Ontario transitioned the site to a housing and care facility for developmentally challenged individuals before it ultimately closed in 1994. It has stood vacant ever since.
The property was nearly sold last year to a Chinese-Candian school organization but the deal fell through at the last minute.
The Town of Gravenhurst has said they don’t want to see the property on the open market where it could be used for a housing subdivisions or a resort. They would prefer to see some type of institutional use that would create jobs for Gravenhurst.
In October the province will put out a marketing brochure to any interested parties and the Town has indicated they have a number of interested parties