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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
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
B2020 Exterior Windows - Older RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Motor Control Centres RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #3 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Entire School RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B2030 Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
C1020 Interior Doors - Hollow Metal / Wood Single Door RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C103016 Fittings - Bleachers RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Gymnasium RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Gypsum Board RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Spray Acoustic Insulation - Pool RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Split DX Units RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #3 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Drinking Fountains and Coolers - Water Coolers RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Secondary Transformers RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Fence and Patio - Chain Link RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Drama Room RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tiles - Pool RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles - Older RenewalHigh
Heat Generating - Unit Heaters RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior - Wall RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - RTU - Main Office RenewalHigh
Parking Lots RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Soccer Pitch and Track - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Roadways - Driveways and Drop Offs RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste - Piping RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Tiles RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #1 and #2 RenewalMedium
Energy Supply - Gas Pipe Supply System RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
G204072 Playing Fields - Gravel Running Track RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section D2A,D3A,D6A,D7A,D12A,D13A RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Wood RenewalLow
Fittings - Classrooms - Chalkboards and Sound Booths RenewalLow
Fittings - Kitchen RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings - Blinds and Curtains RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Gymnasium Floor [Wood Strip] RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Painted Concrete RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Quarry Tile RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Signage - School and Site RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Vinyl Wallcovering RenewalLow