The City has received a Site Plan Control application from Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) to build a new French public elementary school at 755 Cope Drive in the Fernbank community. The site for the school was established in the Fernbank Community Design Plan and the CEPEO announced funding to constuct the school in August 2020.

The site is a 2.8-hectare rectangular parcel at the northeast corner of the intersection of Cope Drive and Dagenham Street. It is across the street from a future high school and just east of a future community park. Surrounding the site are developing residential neighbourhoods.

The school will have 20 classrooms for students, and five classrooms for the day care facilities. There will also be 12 portable classrooms located east of the proposed school building. A total of 55 vehicular parking spaces, including two barrier-free parking spaces, are proposed within the surface parking lot located in the northwest corner of the site, which will be accessed from Dagenham Street. 50 bicycle parking spaces are provided along Cope Drive, towards the main entrance to the school building.

More information about the proposal is available on the City’s DevApps site…

You can share your comments by using the “Send feedback” link of DevApps, or by contacting planner Colette Gorni at or (613) 580-2400 ext. 21239. You can copy Please send comments on or before May 19, 2022.