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Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

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 school 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 the 584 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.

227.15 %

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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 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, 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.).

.Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]Urgent
Public Address Systems - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
.Study [Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct Systems - Original Building]High
.Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System - Original Building]High
.Study [Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping Systems - Original Building]High
.Study [Stormwater Management - Original Building]High
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct Systems - Original Building RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Original Building RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Domestic Hot Water Heater RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Aluminum Framed RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping Systems - Original Building RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect and Main Distribution Panel RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Playing Fields - Grass Surfaced Playground - Unpaved]High
Other Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split Condenser Units RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkways RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Stone Walkways RenewalHigh
Signage - Pedestal Mounted RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Original Building RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Original Building RenewalHigh
.Study [Branch Wiring - Original Building]Medium
Auxiliary Equipment RenewalMedium
Branch Wiring - Original Building RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl Floor RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Building RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Gymnasium RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Original Building RenewalMedium
Standpipe Systems - Original Building RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Ceiling Structures RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Wood RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Quarry Tile RenewalLow
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Information Technology Systems RenewalLow
Security Systems - Original Building RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Wall Tile RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalLow

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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