An audio recording of conversations that took place during a tour of the tramways that sit below the HRC campus. Site visitors discuss site security controlling access to specific areas of the former institution. David Houston describes escaping through the tramways and meeting the 'farmboys'. Another site visitor remarks on the size of the population of children that resided at the HRC.
Text: CarrieAnne Ford spent most childhood in the Huronia Regional Centre. Even though she grew up in a space that was very unkind, she is an expert at providing compassionate care to animals and children and those who are vulnerable. CarrieAnne has a keen ability to see and name the truth in hard situations. She is also a accomplished singer who once won a trophy for her vocal abilities. CarreAnne has an enormous heart and a ability to listen to those who are often not given a voice – like animals. CarrieAnne has the capacity to speak in sincere and frank ways about experiences of pain and vulnerability in HRC. Now widowed, CarrieAnne remains proud of her 26 year marriage.
Two women sit at a table in a classroom. The woman in the foreground is wearing a pink floral print shirt, and her head is down. The woman in the background is wearing blue, and she is turned toward the camera smiling.