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Facility Condition Index

2022 -2023

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 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 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.

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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 approximately 20,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $4.2 billion as of March 2023.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the TDSB  received $292 million in provincial funding. These funds will be used to replace/repair building components identified during the Ministry’s school inspections, 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.).
Brief DescriptionPriority
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs - New RenewalUrgent
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Condensate, Vacuum Return, Deaerator and Blowdown RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stack & Breaching RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - Piping RenewalUrgent
Secondary - Transformers RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler #1 and #2 RenewalUrgent
?G204001 Wrought Iron & Chain Link Fencing RenewalHigh
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Cafeteria Supply Fan RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Classrooms RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
C302007 Floor Finishes - Painted Sealed Concrete RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended 2x4 Panels RenewalHigh
Chilled Water Systems - Chiller RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Rooftop Condensers - 1989 RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Eyewash Stations RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System - Remaining Original RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet Flooring RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hollow Wood RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - RTU's - 1989 RenewalHigh
Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt, Concrete, & Interlocking - Paved 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 Fountains RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Concrete RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Grading & Catch Basins RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Concrete Canopy Frame RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Plaster Ceilings RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section D2,D4 RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section C1,E,E1,F,F1 RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Plumbing Pumps RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Site Improvements RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalLow
Landscaping - Soft RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalLow
Signage - Wall Mounted & Metal Stand RenewalLow