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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 - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Piping RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Switch Gear RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations Repairs - Concrete repairs RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs - Coal Chute RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile - Corridors, Classrooms RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Window AC RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Electric Hot Water Heater RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pump RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Library/Computer Room RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Entrance RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Gymnasium & Kindergarten RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Circ Pumps RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C301004 Wall Finishes - Ceramic RenewalMedium
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - 1st Floor RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - Original Building RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gymnasium [Parquet Appearance] Cork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Painted/Sealed Concrete Floor - Maintenance Rooms RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Corridors RenewalMedium
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Gypsum Board Celing RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Original Building RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel - 4 Rooms RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Wood Ceiling - Entrance, Kindergarten & Gymnasium RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Covering RenewalLow
Fittings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Classrooms RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Parking Lots & Roadsways RenewalLow
Playing Fields - JK/SK Henderson Playscapes RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Gametime RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow