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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
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Condensate and Blowdown RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stack and Breaching RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - Piping RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler #1, #2, and #3 RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Central Station AHUs RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
C303003 Ceiling Finishes - Gypsum - Localized Defeciencies RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panels RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - AC 1 and AC 2 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Hot Water Storage Tank RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Softener System RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump pumps RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original - Exit #1,3 &7 RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original Remaining RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Running Track RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - RTU's RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Original Building - Localized Deficiency RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (Classroom) - Music Room RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalMedium
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - Cafeteria,Above Staff RMMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hollow Metal and Wood RenewalMedium
Partitions - Original Building - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Automatic Devices RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalLow
Fittings - Security Upgrade RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings - Blinds and Drapes RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories [Older] RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow