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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 - HE #3 and #4 RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #3 RenewalUrgent
Secondary Transformer RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boilers #1 and #2 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - SF #1 thru #10 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B201016 Exterior Walls - Precast Wall Panels RenewalHigh
B2020 Exterior Windows - Older Remaining RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories - Older RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
C302003 Floor Finishes - Wood RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
C302007 Floor Finishes - Painted Sealed Concrete RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - CU #4 RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - CU #5 RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Water Storage Tanks RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalHigh
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - All Except Auditorium & Day Care RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Classrooms RenewalHigh
HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Walk in Freezer RenewalHigh
Heated Water Distribution Systems - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Metal - All except 1/F Part North & West Elevations RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood - Hardware - All except 1/F Part North & West Elevations RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories - 1962 RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Dome Shaped Skylights RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section B,C3,C5,F,F1 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section CF1,CE1,CH1,EH1 RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - All except Classrooms RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition Cafeteria RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - All Except Science Lab #106, #108 & #112 RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction RenewalMedium
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Medium Density RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Auto Hoists RenewalMedium
Partitions - 2/F Gypsum Board Walls RenewalMedium
Underground Utilities RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #2 RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Auditorium & Day Care - Metal RenewalLow
Fittings - Blinds & Drapes RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Bridge - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Playhouse - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Sprinklers - Unpaved RenewalLow
Stormwater Management RenewalLow