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Facility Condition Index

2022 -2023

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 $4.2 billion as of March 2023.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the TDSB  received $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.).
Brief DescriptionPriority
Air Handling Units - Original RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Control Device RenewalUrgent
D202030 Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH -1 RenewalUrgent
D302098 Roof Top AHU - Heat & Cool - RTU RenewalUrgent
D305001 Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalUrgent
D305004 Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating Units RenewalUrgent
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalUrgent
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Pump & Sump Pump RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings - 1966 to 1977 RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel - 1966 to 1977 RenewalUrgent
G30 - Underground Utilities RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems RenewalUrgent
Rain Water Drainage - 1966 to 1977 RenewalUrgent
Sanitary Waste - 1966 to 1977 RenewalUrgent
B2020 Exterior Windows - Single glazed remaining RenewalHigh
B2030 Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C302001 Floor Finishes - Ceramic RenewalHigh
C302002 Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Localized Deficiency?s RenewalHigh
D304007 Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Sodding RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,A2,C RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Grading & Catch Basin RenewalHigh
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
Interior Doors RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete & Asphalt RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium