Toronto District School Board

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Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

The Facility Condition Index (FCI) rating is a measurement of the condition of a school building. It does not reflect on the safety of the school building. 

The health and safety of students, staff and community members are our top priority when planning school repairs. Our Facility Services staff works year-round to ensure our schools are safe regardless of their FCI rating.

Almost half of the 584 TDSB school buildings were built more than 60 years ago. Older schools often have a higher FCI rating as some building components such as walls, lights, floors and ventilation systems may require major repairs or replacement.

F.C.I.
35.54 %

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Learn more about the Renewal Needs Backlog and the Facility Condition Index, both of which include related Frequently Asked Questions.

Renewal Needs Backlog

The Toronto District School Board’s Renewal Needs Backlog (RNB) list identifies 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, helping reduce the FCI of school buildings.

It is important to understand that these repairs do not represent a health or safety concern. Safety is a top priority for us at the TDSB and our maintenance plans are always focused on providing safe places for our students and staff. In order to do that, we fix the most critical problems related to health and safety first. Also, while components in a school building may be past their life expectancy (e.g. water boiler), they are in good condition and meet all required safety codes.

Legend

Urgent Building systems that are in critical condition and have surpassed their useful service life. These systems are very important to the operation of the building (e.g. boilers, other heat generating systems, fire alarm, sprinkler system, standpipe system, public address system, roofing, etc.). Although there is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems, it is recommended to do it as soon as funding becomes available.
High Building systems that are in critical or poor condition and their importance to the operation of the building is less than those classified as “urgent” (e.g. brick work, exterior doors, exterior windows, rooftop units, etc.). There is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems; however, repair/replacement is recommended as soon as funding becomes available.
Medium Building systems that are in fair condition with low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. floor finishes, washroom partitions, millwork, etc.).
Low Building systems that are in fair or good condition with very low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. wall partitions, interior wall finishes, interior doors, fences, etc.).

A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
B3010 Roof Coverings - EPDM/Inverted -Section B1,D RenewalUrgent
B302006 Roof Openings - Skylight RenewalUrgent
Emergency Lighting & Power - Generator RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1, #2 and #3 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - All RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103016 Fittings - Bleachers RenewalHigh
C302003 Floor Finishes - Wood - Stage RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Cooling Condenser - Office RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Window AC RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage Tank RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Eyewash Stations RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Gas Supply System - Piping RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Coolers RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Drywall and Concrete Block RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) - New RenewalMedium

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