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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.

104.54 %

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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.


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.).

Emergency Lighting & Power - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Roof Coverings - Metal Roof - Sections BD1, BD2, BD3, and BD4]Urgent
Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalUrgent
Public Address Systems RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,AC1,C3,C4 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section BD1 to BD4 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section C1,C2 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - All RenewalUrgent
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - All]Urgent
Air Handling Units - Aged Units #2, #3, #4 ,#5 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Return Fans RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Cushion tank RenewalHigh
Chilled Water Systems - Condensing Unit RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic controls RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Water Storage Tanks RenewalHigh
Exterior Door Hardware - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - 1975 Construction RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - 1975 Installation RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Greenhouse Area RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #4 DHW Boiler RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Aged Exterior Lighting RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Gym Lighting Upgrade RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards RenewalHigh
Other Special Systems and Devices - Compressed Air Systems RenewalHigh
Overhead and Roll-up Doors RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt & Concrete RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section C RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - 1975 Construction RenewalHigh
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems]High
Study [Structural Frame - 1975 Construction]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalMedium
Emergency Lighting & Power - Aged - Generator RenewalMedium
Energy Supply - Upgraded RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows RenewalMedium
Fire Protection Specialties - Chemical Kitchen Suppression Systems RenewalMedium
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems RenewalMedium
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalMedium
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #3 RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Concrete RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Metal Framed RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards - Original Building RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards - Original Building RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Damage]Medium
Major Repair [Exterior Windows - Repairs]Medium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Unit Heater RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section A1,A3 RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section D RenewalMedium
Secondary RenewalMedium
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems]Medium
Branch Wiring RenewalLow
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS panel RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Circ. pumps RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Aged RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Concrete Ramp RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Patio RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Timber Stair RenewalLow
Fittings - Auto Hoist RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Fittings - Dust Collector RenewalLow
Fittings - Metal Washroom Partitions RenewalLow
Fittings - Millwork RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Aged Vinyl Tile RenewalLow
Floor Finishes RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Deteriorated RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Good RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - LED RenewalLow
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Upgraded RenewalLow
Other Heat Generating Systems - Shop, metal shop RenewalLow
Parking Lots - Curbs RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Soccer Field - Unpaved RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Eyewash RenewalLow
Signage - Wall Mounted RenewalLow
Stormwater Management RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted - Common Areas RenewalLow

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