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Facility Condition Index

2020 -2021

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 $3.7 billion as of May 2021.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the TDSB  received $312 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 - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
C2010 Stair Construction - Metal framed and concrete framed - Older RenewalUrgent
D101004 Elevators and Lifts - Stair Lift RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylight Glazing RenewalUrgent
B201012 Exterior Walls - EIFS - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
B2030 Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal & Aluminium - Older RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware - Older RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom - Older RenewalHigh
C302001 Floor Finishes - Ceramic - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalHigh
C302005 Floor Finishes - Carpet - Older RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin - Original RenewalHigh
D304008 Air Handling Units - Original RenewalHigh
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Stage RenewalHigh
G303007 Stormwater Management - 1972 Original RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved - Track RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A1 RenewalHigh
C1020 Interior Doors - Hollow Metal / Wood Single Door - Older RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware - Older RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium

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