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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
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Switchgear RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,B,C4,D,E,E1 RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - North & South Gyms RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Packaged Terminal Window A/C RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #1 RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - 1960 to 1965 Construction RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Sealant Replacement RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Hot Water Piping System RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction - Stair 3 RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Low Density RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted - New RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Paved Parking and Walkways RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt Paved Play Area RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Soccer Field and Baseball Field - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalHigh
Roadways - Dropoff Area RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Catch Basins RenewalHigh
Underground Utilities RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom - Marble RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles (1' x 1') RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles - Common Areas (2' x 4') RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #2 RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - Benches, Counters and Boot Racks RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes [Ceramic] RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wooden RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Walkway RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms and Common Corridors RenewalMedium
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Fittings - Horizontal Blinds RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Daycare Playscape - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Elementary Henderson Playscape - Unpaved RenewalLow