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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.

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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.).

Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping System RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,B,C,D RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B1 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Storm & Sanitary Sewer and Domestic water RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Parging RenewalUrgent
Study [Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping SysUrgent
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Storm & Sanitary Sewer and Domestic water]Urgent
.Study [Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System]High
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Air Handling Unit - Gymnasium Supply RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Original & Additions RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile Ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Rooftop Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Northeast & Main Entrances RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Mortar Joints RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed (South) RenewalHigh
Fittings - Girls Washroom RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Classroom & Library RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Classroom Wood Doors RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Rooftop Make-Up AHU RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - South RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - East Side - Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Soccer Field and Baseball Diamond - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Handwash Fountains & Water Closets RenewalHigh
Roadways RenewalHigh
Signage - Building Mounted RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring - Original & Additions]High
Terminal & Package Units - Forced Flow Heaters & Fin Coil Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalMedium
Fire Alarm Systems RenewalMedium
Main Transformers - Original Building RenewalMedium
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Information Technology Systems RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classroom RenewalMedium
.Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems]Low
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalk Boards RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes and Horizontal Blinds RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl Flooring RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Henderson - Unpaved RenewalLow
Security Systems 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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