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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.

60.28 %

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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.).

Air Handling Units - Classes RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Original Remaining RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Playing Fields - Asphalt RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,B,C,E RenewalUrgent
Site Development - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalUrgent
Study - Domestic Water DistributionUrgent
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatics RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Partitions - Moveable RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalMedium
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalMedium

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