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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.


F.C.I.
64.52 %

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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.

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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.).
Brief DescriptionPriority
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Hydronic Piping RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B1,D RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware - Older RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic 12x12 Tile - Library, Rm 1, 3, 5. 6 & 8-10 RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Electric Hot Water Heaters RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pumps RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Water Storage Tank RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Building & Additions - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Outside Storage RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Kindergarten RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gymnasium RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original Building & Additions - Wood RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Switchgear RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Stairs RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
B308020 Exterior Soffits RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalMedium

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