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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 - Damp proofing Repairs - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
B302006 Roof Openings - Skylights Domed Acrylic RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
B201012 Exterior Walls - EIFS - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
B2030 Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103005 Fittings - Lockers - Older RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic tiles RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin RenewalHigh
D304003 Distribution Systems - Heated/Cooling Water Distribution Systems - Piping System RenewalHigh
D304008 Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
D305004 Fin Tube Radiation Units RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Remainder of original windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain link fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood in gymnasium & cafetorium RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Gravel Running Track RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Aged interior door hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood & hollow metal interior doors RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Battery pack RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Supply Fans RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Walkways RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Tennis courts RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A9,B2,B3,C11 RenewalHigh
Signage - Boulevard & wall mounted signage RenewalHigh
Stair Finishes RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Exposed concrete RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Fin Tube Radiators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (Classroom) RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom - Older RenewalMedium
D201001 Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalMedium
D201002 Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalMedium
D201003 Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalMedium
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
D202034 Domestic Water Distribution - Water Storage Tanks RenewalMedium
D502001 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pool heat exchanger RenewalMedium