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Please note: We will be publishing updates for the Facility Condition Index and Renewal Needs Backlog sometime in the Spring of 2021.

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Facility Condition Index

2019 (calendar year)

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.

33.04 %

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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 23,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $3.5 billion as of October 2019.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the TDSB will receive $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.).

Auxiliary Equipment - Original - HVAC Circ Pumps RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Roof Coverings - Skylight Glazing RenewalUrgent
Study [Roof Coverings - Skylight Glazing]Urgent
Air Handling Units - Original RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Controls RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fencing RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Stage RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1972 Construction - Piping RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Deteriorated Fixtures RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Lamps RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Elevators & Lifts - Handicap Lift]High
Replace [Fittings - Bleachers - Gymnasium]High
Stormwater Management - 1972 Construction RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow & Radiant Heaters RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - 1972 Construction RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Circulation RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Expansion Joints RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Upgrades RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - Original Building RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - 1972 Construction RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Original RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Ceiling Panels - Deteriorated RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Glycol Boost Pump RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution -Backflow Preventers RenewalLow
Exhaust Systems - Recirc, Return & Supply Fans RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - 1972 Construction - Overhead Doors RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Entrances - Automatic Door Devices RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware - 1972 Construction RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware - 1997 Addition RenewalLow
Fittings - Lockers RenewalLow
Fittings - Partitions - 2nd & 3rd Floor RenewalLow
Fittings - Roll-down Shades RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile Flooring RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware - All RenewalLow
Landscaping - Soft RenewalLow
Other Cooling Generating Systems - RT A/C Condensing Units RenewalLow
Partitions - Motorized Gym Drop Curtain Partition RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Walkways RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete - 1972 Construction RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete - 1997 Construction RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Lift Arms RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved - Field RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved - Playscape - Daycare RenewalLow
Roadways - Driveway/Drop-off RenewalLow
Signage - 1997 Addition RenewalLow
Signage - Original Signage RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Common Areas RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Washrooms RenewalLow

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