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Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

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 school 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 the 584 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 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, 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- HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Heating water distribution systems - Original building and Addition 1 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
Study [D304003 Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Original building and Addition 1]Urgent
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]Urgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - 4 Units RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Original building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Panels RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Original building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - Natural Gas RT and Interior Piping RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Prefinished Metal Wall Panels RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Sealant RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - West Concrete Stairs RenewalHigh
Fittings - Hollow Metal Partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Classroom Cabinets & Corridor Benches RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect - Switchgear RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Distribution Panel RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Cool [2] Original Building RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - North Parking Lot RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Field and Baseball Diamond - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Northeast and South Playgrounds - Paved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Original Fixtures RenewalHigh
Public Address Systems - PA system RenewalHigh
Roadways - North playground access RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring - Original building and Addition 1]High
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Original building and Addition 1]High
Study-D304001 Air Distribution, Heating & CoolingHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Radiators and Force Flow Heaters RenewalHigh
Fire Protection Specialties - Extinguishers RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal Doors RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Precast wall panels - Exposed aggregate]Medium
Major Repair [Partitions - Block Walls]Medium
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Information technology RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Natural Gas Space Heater- Review RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Window A/C Units RenewalMedium
Study [Partitions - Block Walls]Medium
Wall Finishes - Paint & Wallpaper RenewalMedium
Air Handling Units - Return Fans RTUs RenewalLow
Auxiliary Equipment - Manual Chemical Feed RenewalLow
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Controls- Review RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventers RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Gas DHW Heater RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Two Electric DHW- Review RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Chain link perimeter fence RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Soccer Posts RenewalLow
Fittings - Horizontal Blinds RenewalLow
Guardrails & Barriers - Hollow Metal Control Gate RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Major Repair [Stormwater Management - Drainage and Grading]Low
Other Site Improvements - Chain Link Baseball Backstops RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Walkways - Paved RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Walkways RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Steel Playscape - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalLow
Security Systems - Video Surveillance RenewalLow
Stormwater Management - Drainage and Grading RenewalLow
Unit Ventilators - KIND RMS RenewalLow

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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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