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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.

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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 - Chemical Feed System RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks 1 & 2 RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Circ Pumps RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # 1 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # 2 RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - A/C Window Units RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Pod classrooms - RT AHU CLG 2 RenewalUrgent
Secondary RenewalUrgent
Study [Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Air Handling Units - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - General purpose room RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Resource Centre RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks 3 & 4 RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - 1958,1960,1964 & 1971 construction RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic control system RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Electric DHW Heaters RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Three sump & two domestic water circulation pumps RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - Gas Piping System RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Five central and five rooftop exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain link fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1958,1960 & 1964 construction - Piping RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - 1958,1960,1964 & 1971 construction RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Floor Finishes- Terrazzo]High
Major Repair [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]High
Parking Lots - Paved -West & SW RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt & concrete walkways RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - 50% fixtures of seven student washrooms RenewalHigh
Roadways - Bus loop RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A,C3,C4 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section AE1,AE2 RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring - 1958,1960,1964 & 1971 construction]High
Study [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]High
Terminal & Package Units - Fin tube cabinets, Fan forced unit & Unit heaters RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - 1958,1960,1964 & 1971 construction - Piping RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Two stairs RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - AHU CLG Office RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Sawdust Collector RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable Gymnasium Partition RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management - Grading RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Original Building? RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Original Building? RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic tiles RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventers RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Nine doors RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Stairs on South side RenewalLow
Fittings - Blinds RenewalLow
Fittings - Dust collector RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Pod area classrooms,library,Room 7 RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware - 35 doors RenewalLow
Landscaping - Flower beds RenewalLow
Other Cooling Generating Systems - A/C Cond Unit RenewalLow
Partitions - Brick & Block wall partitions RenewalLow
Partitions - Pod area partitions 1971 construction RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Chain & gates RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved - One soccer field & two baseball diamonds RenewalLow
Signage - Wall mounted,Information sign RenewalLow

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