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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
Roof Coverings- Skylights RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct Work RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - SF Gym RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile Ceiling - Classrooms, Offices RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Window AC RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Older RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Brick Wall Spalling RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Canopies RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Gymnasium - Metal Cladding RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed Double Sash RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Stairwells, Exit Doors - Single Glazed RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Fences RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Switchgear RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - North and East Walkways RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - South Side RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Site Development - Playing Fields RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #1, #2 and #3 RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gymnasium RenewalMedium
G204071 Playing Fields - Soccer Field/Football/Baseball Diamond RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & Metal Frame RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Terrazzo & Steel RenewalMedium
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Low Density RenewalMedium
Parking Lots - South and West RenewalMedium
Roadways RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Automatic Devices - Front Door RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Flag Pole / Bollards RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Venetian Blinds RenewalLow
Landscaping - Soft RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Hilan Small Playscape - Unpaved RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow