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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
Controls & Instrumentation - Air compressor & Air dryer RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - 1952 and Additions RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH #1 RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH #2 RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Chain link fencing RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Lockers RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Millwork RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tiles RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1952 and Additions RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Exterior - Wall Mounted RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section BC1 RenewalUrgent
Site Electrical Utilities RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring - 1952 and Additions RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Sprayed RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended panels RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhausters RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Sports fields RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - 1952 and Additions RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalMedium
Landscaping RenewalMedium
Parking Lots - North side RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1 RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Deficient fascias RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pumps RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Automatic Door Devices RenewalLow
Fittings - Basketball backboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl sheet RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Parking Lots - South side RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscapes RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Roadways - Roadway and curbs RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow

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