North Bay's population in 2021 was 54,110, this represents a 2.2% increase between 2016 and 2021 (Statistics Canada, 2016 and 2021 Census of Canada). This population increase is important to note because cities in Northern Ontario generally have had stagnant or declining populations between Census years. A 2019 population forecast study identified that the City of North Bay would need an additional 350 housing units between 2021 and 2026 to meet the projected growth, which equals approximately 70 new housing units each year. Since 2018, the City has constructed approximately 98 units per year.
Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the findings of the 2021 Census, the City of North Bay requested a follow-up report to the 2019 population forecast study. This update report identifies that the City's population grew faster than anticipated in the original 2019 report.
Creating opportunities for more housing of different forms is a shared responsibility
Explore available government incentives for housing development
A plan to develop more housing in the City of North Bay
The housing continuum ranges from homelessness to home homeownership
ADUs are permitted in many areas throughout the Urban and Rural areas
In North Bay, Homeless programs are managed by the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB).
|Year||Single Detached Dwelling||Secondary Dwelling Unit||Semi Detached Dwelling||Duplex||Multi Residential||Total New Dwelling Units|
Table 1 - Residential Housing statistics for 2018- 2022 (Census of Canada, 2021)
Most housing units in North Bay single detached dwelling units, single detached dwellings represent 48.7% of the City's housing stock (table 2).
|Housing Type||Number of Housing Units||Percentage (%)|
|Apartment (fewer than 5 stories)||4,100||17.5%|
|Apartment (more than 5 stories)||2,080||8.9%|
|Other single detached||65||0.3%|
Table 2 - Housing Types in North Bay (Census of Canada, 2021)