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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.

58.36 %

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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.



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 - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Stress Cracking]Urgent
Roof Coverings - Metal Roof CG1,CG2,CG3 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,B1,C6 to C11,D3,D4,E1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section C4,D,D1,F4 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Sloped Skylights RenewalUrgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Stress Cracking]Urgent
Air Handling Units - No. 1-3, 5-8, AHU in M1 and M5 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Condensate & Expansion Tanks RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Stack & Chimney RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Cool - Condenser Units No. 3, 4 and 5 RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - All Except Auditorium & Day Care RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Partition RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Library & 2/F Classrooms RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Heat Generating Systems - Unit Heaters RenewalHigh
Heated Water Distribution Systems - HTG - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - HW Boiler (Oakwood) RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Incandescent - Exit Lighting RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Carpet - Library & 2/F Classrooms]High
Parking Lots - Asphalt Pavement RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Running Track - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Roadways - Bus Drop Off RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Dome Shaped Skylights RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section B,C,C1,C3,C5,F,F1,H RenewalHigh
Steam Boilers - Boilers 1 and 2 RenewalHigh
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Original Building - HTG Piping]High
Terminal & Package Units - Perimeter Radiators, Unit Ventilators & Force Flow Heaters RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - All except Classrooms RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalMedium
D301002 Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalMedium
D302056 Auxiliary Equipment - Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) RenewalMedium
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (120 V) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Storage Tanks RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Addition - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Original - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - All Except Science Lab #106, #108 & #112 RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware - All except 1/F Part North & West Elevations RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Metal - All except 1/F Part North & West Elevations RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood - Hardware - All except 1/F Part North & West Elevations RenewalMedium
Partitions - 2/F Gypsum Board Walls RenewalMedium
Partitions - Movable-Cafeteria Stage RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable - Gymnasium RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom Fixtures RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section CF1,DF1,GH1,CE1,CH1,EH1 RenewalMedium
Study [Branch Wiring - Original Building]Medium
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Original Building - Piping]Medium
D304001 Distribution Systems - Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalLow
D309002 HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Walk in Freezers RenewalLow
D502006 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting RenewalLow
Electrical System - Auto Hoist 1 RenewalLow
Electrical System - Auto Hoist 2 RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Auditorium & Day Care - Metal RenewalLow
Fittings - Blinds & Drapes RenewalLow
Fittings - Millwork - Science Lab #106, #108 & #112 RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Bridge - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Playhouse - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Sprinklers - Unpaved RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Stair Finishes RenewalLow

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