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Facility Condition Index

2019 (calendar year)

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.

50.27 %

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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 23,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $3.5 billion as of October 2019.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the TDSB will receive $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.).

Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain link RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Piping RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Secondary Switchgear RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Hardwood]High
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Replace[Exhaust Systems - Ventilation Fans ]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalMedium
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Standard Foundations]Medium
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Air Handling Units - RT AHU HTG 1 & 2 RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution- Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Fittings - Fittings and equipment RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Concrete RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tiles RenewalLow
Landscaping - Soft RenewalLow
Other Cooling Generating Systems - A/C Window Units RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Henderson Playscape RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - S/W RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pumps RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Classrooms & Offices RenewalLow

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