Toronto District School Board

Facility Condition Index

The Facility Condition Index (FCI) rating does not reflect the safety of a school building. Rather, it is a measurement of the condition of that school. Therefore, an older school may have more needed repairs and therefore a higher FCI rating, but not one of those many repairs is a health or safety issue. At the Toronto District School Board, the average age of our schools is over 60 years and building components such as walls, lights, floors, ventilation systems, etc. continue to age requiring major repairs or replacement.

Our Facilities staff works all year round to ensure our schools are safe regardless of their FCI rating. The health and safety of students, staff and community members who use our schools are considered the highest priority in planning school repairs. Effort is made to repair building components where possible; where a component is beyond repair, it will be scheduled for replacement.

Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute (GR. 09-12)

F.C.I.
84.51 %

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


The Toronto District School Board is investing millions of dollars to improve the conditions of its schools. Learn More about our School Repairs Investment Profile (Provincial Government Funding) and our Current School Repairs Projects/Highlights.

Renewal Needs Backlog

The Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB’s) Renewal Needs Backlog lists 23,232 different repairs that have been identified in our 588 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.4 billion.

It is because the TDSB did not receive adequate provincial funding to make the needed repairs that the backlog continued to grow. However, we have received additional provincial funding allowing us to invest $579 million in school repairs from September 2015 to August 2017. This will allow us to begin to reduce our Renewal Needs Backlog.

It is very important to understand that not one of these repairs represents a health or safety concern for our students and staff. In fact, it is because the safety of our schools is a top priority for us at TDSB that our maintenance plans are always focused on providing safe places for our students to learn. In that regard, we schedule maintenance to fix the most critical problems related to the health and safety of our students and staff.

Also, while components in a school building may be past their life expectancy, i.e. a water boiler, they are in good repair and meet all required safety codes.

Legend

Urgent Building systems that are in critical condition and have surpassed their useful service life and these systems are very important to the operation of the building such as (Boilers, Other Heat Generating Systems, Fire Alarm, Sprinkler System, Standpipe System, Public Address System, Roofing, etc.). There is no specific timeframe to repair/replace this system; however, repair/replacement is highly recommended as soon as funding is available.
High Building systems that are in critical or poor condition and their importance to the operation of the building is less than those assigned an urgent priority such as (Brick Work, Exterior Doors, Exterior Windows, Rooftop Units, etc.). There is no specific timeframe to repair/replace this system; however, repair/replacement is recommended as soon as funding is available.
Medium Building systems that are in fair condition with low importance to the operation of the building such as (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 such as (Wall Partitions, Interior Wall Finishes, Interior Doors, Fences, etc.).

.Study [Heating and Chilled water distribution systems - Heating & Chilled Piping Systems]Urgent
Heating and Chilled water distribution systems - Heating & Chilled Piping Systems RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Emergency Lighting - Generator Powered RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Main Distribution Panel RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating System - Window Unit A/C - HVAC RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Roof Section A, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, C, C1, C2, C3 & D RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
.Study [Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System]High
.Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems (Sanitary)]High
.Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems]High
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pump RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems (Sanitary) RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalHigh
Emergency Lighting & Power - Generator - Diesel RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers & Chalkboards RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Wood - Gymnasium(s) & Wood Shop RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler #3 RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exit Lighting/Exit Signs - Incandescent RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting - High Pressure Sodium RenewalHigh
Other Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split AHU - Cool - Condensing Unit RenewalHigh
Other Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split AHU - Cool RenewalHigh
Parking Lots RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Exterior Stairs & Ramp RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Original Bradley Washbasins RenewalHigh
Repair [Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #4]High
Roadways RenewalHigh
Signage RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Radiators & Force Flow Heaters RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Unit ventilators [22] RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks and HW Return Pipes RenewalMedium
Auxiliary Equipment - Stack and Breaching RenewalMedium
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage Tank RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Brick & Masonry RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Original Building RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Eyewash Stations RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Sink, Toilets, Urinals & Stainless Bradley Washbasins RenewalMedium
Secondary Transformer - Switch Gear RenewalMedium
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalMedium
Study [Branch Wiring]Medium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Tiles RenewalMedium
Controls & Instrumentation - Air Compressors & Air Dryer RenewalLow
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Circ Pump & Tank - DHW RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Other Communications & Alarm Systems RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete & Interlock RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved Sports & Recreational Spaces RenewalLow
Retaining Walls RenewalLow

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