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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
Controls & Instrumentation RenewalUrgent
D101012 Elevators and Lifts - Accessible - Hydraulic Elevator RenewalUrgent
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalUrgent
D2030 Sanitary Waste RenewalUrgent
D2040 Rain Water Drainage RenewalUrgent
D305004 Fin Tube Radiation Units RenewalUrgent
D501003 Electrical Service and Distribution - Main Switchboard RenewalUrgent
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - HTG & CLG Piping System RenewalUrgent
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B5,C2,C3,G RenewalUrgent
C302005 Floor Finishes - Carpet - Older RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin - Shops RenewalHigh
D201006 Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
D304007 Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
D502001 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead RenewalHigh
Exterior Stairs - Concrete Stairs RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Partitions - Metal RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Floor Tile RenewalHigh
G30 - Underground Utilities RenewalHigh
G303007 Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Tennis Courts - Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Track RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
D202030 Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH RenewalMedium
Fittings - Bleachers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkway RenewalMedium
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalMedium
Landscaping - Soft RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable - Gymnasium RenewalMedium