New High School In South Barrie Remains In Limbo

City Council/School Board Unable To Reach Agreement

The stalemate between Barrie City Council and the Simcoe County District School Board continues, despite extra time allotted to reach an agreement on placement of a new high school building at Mapleview Drive and Prince William Way. Neither side has budged in its position, though they each did come up with some cosmetic measures in hopes of complying with the city’s Master Plan for the area. This setback is likely to push the opening of a new high school back even further – to 2018 or beyond – especially if the matter winds up in the hands of the Ontario Municipal Board.