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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
Auxiliary Equipment - Boiler exhaust RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchangers - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Motor Control Centres RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Secondary Transformers RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Aged piping systems RenewalUrgent
Roof Openings - Smoke Vents RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment -Boiler Water Treatment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Electrical systems RenewalHigh
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C103016 Fittings - Bleachers - Outdoor RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - 12"x 12" acoustic ceiling tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split - York RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust & return fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Wood Framed Single Glazed Units - 1964 and 1983 RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood on the stage and in classrooms RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots & Roads - Paved - Resurface Asphalt Paved Parking Area RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
G204005 Signage - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt Running Track RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt Tennis Court RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction - Metal framed with terrazzo treads RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Decorative stone wall & concrete retaining wall RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Acoustic Paneled RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
C302001 Floor Finishes - Ceramic RenewalMedium
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Aged Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater #2 RenewalMedium
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - Laboratory benches, counters, and cabinetry RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood Floor RenewalMedium
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & metal doors RenewalMedium
Landscaping - Grassed areas RenewalMedium
Partitions - Water damage- Concrete Block, Brick and Drywall RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section CG1 RenewalMedium
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Water main and gas supply RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management - Catch basins RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split - Carrier RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Chain link fence RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Interlock brick courtyard RenewalLow
Fittings - Aboveground auto hoist RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes & blinds RenewalLow
Fittings - Retractable bleachers RenewalLow
Make - Up AHU - EnMar RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Roof Top AHU - Heat & Cool - #1, #2, #7 and #8. RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow