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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
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping System RenewalUrgent
Underground Utilities RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Unit - Gymnasium Supply RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C2020 Stair Finishes - Anti-skid tape RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - New RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile Ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Domestic Water Heater RenewalHigh
Drinking Fountains and Coolers - Water Coolers RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Northeast & Main Entrances RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed (South) RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Classroom & Library RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Classroom Wood Doors RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware 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 - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Roof Top AHU - RTU #1 RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste - Piping RenewalHigh
Signage - Building Mounted RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classroom RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Newer RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalk Boards RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Floor Tiles RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Henderson - Unpaved RenewalLow