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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.

54.17 %

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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.).

Air Handling Units - AHU HTG RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Circ Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Manual chemical feed system RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Aged Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Chain link and wrought iron fencing RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Concrete stairs and ramp RenewalUrgent
Fire Alarm Systems - Fire alarm panel RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Bleachers RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Lockers RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Millwork RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Washroom partitions RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tiles RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Battery pack RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Interior - T12 RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Fiber optics RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - HVAC 1 GYM RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - HVAC 2 GYM RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Window A/C Units RenewalUrgent
Playing Fields - Football/Soccer Field RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A1,B1 RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Aged piping systems]Urgent
Study [Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow Heaters & Radiators RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring - Aged System RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - RTUs RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead Doors RenewalHigh
Parking Lots & Roads- Asphalt RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Aged plumbing fixtures RenewalHigh
Security Systems - Original Building - Video Surveillance RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Original Building RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring - Aged System]High
Wall Finishes - Paint Wallcovering RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Sawdust Collector RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable partition in gymnasium RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow

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