Ontario Government Builds New School in North BaySeptember 5, 2023
Province’s investment in innovative and modern learning spaces will ensure students have high quality education in a safe and healthy environment.
NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the new Maple View Public School will be welcoming students in September for the 2023-24 school year. This project is a part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, with the province providing the Near North District School Board with $19.4 million to build the school in North Bay.
“The completion of the new Maple View Public School in North Bay is great news for our community,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “This investment will ensure families and students have access to a quality learning environment in the years ahead.”
Director of Education Craig Myles said the board is grateful to the province and the ministry for the investment in NNDSB students. “The new Maple View Public School is a modern, bright and welcoming facility that will provide a vibrant teaching and learning environment for families, staff and most importantly students. The inclusion of spaces for early learners further supports families in North Bay.”
This project will deliver 308 elementary spaces and 73 licensed child care spaces for local families during the 2023-24 school year. The investment is part of Ontario’s commitment to providing $15 billion to support school construction, repair, and renewal over 10 years. Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 school construction projects and the development of more than 300 child care and education building-related projects, of which more than 100 are actively under construction.
Additionally, Ontario is taking action to ensure that school board capital assets are used effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of growing communities, support student learning and ensure value for taxpayer dollars. The Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023 empowers decision-makers to build modern schools faster by better utilizing school capacity, reducing barriers for school boards to facilitate agreements for schools in multi-use buildings such as condo towers, and shortening planning time by requiring school boards to use certain designs or plans when constructing, renovating, or making additions to schools.
Highlights of the project include:
- 308 new student spaces
- 4 new child care rooms (73 new child care spaces)
- 1 new EarlyON and Family Centre room
Maple View Public School is located at 790 Norman Avenue in North Bay.
- Since 2018, the Ontario government has invested over $2.2 billion in capital projects in education, including 100 new schools, 88 additions and renovations to existing facilities and nearly 6,500 new licensed child care spaces.
- For the 2023-24 school year, the province is providing school boards with approximately $1.4 billion in funding to revitalize and renew aged building systems and components.
- In June 2023, Ontario passed The Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act that will ensure the public education system focuses on what matters most: important life‑long skills such as reading, writing and math; improve accountability and transparency for parents and families; and maximize capital assets of boards to support building modern schools faster and better utilize current school capacity and enhance accountability and transparency.
- In March 2022, the Governments of Canada and Ontario signed a $13.2 billion agreement that will lower child care fees in stages for families, delivering an average of $10 a day child care by September 2025.