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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.

F.C.I.
48.38 %

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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.

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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.).

A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
B3010 Roof Coverings - BUR - Sections A3,A4 RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Piping RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Distribution Panel RenewalUrgent
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B2020 Exterior Windows - Original RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Original Building RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Ceiling Tile RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Older RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - RTU - Library RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Signage RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Block, Brick and Gypsum RenewalHigh
B308020 Exterior Soffits RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building - Hollow Metal and Wood RenewalMedium

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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