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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 - 1975 RenewalUrgent
Elevators and Lifts - WCA Lift RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - 1980 Shop Addition - Localized Damage RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Ductwork RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Original RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank - 1995 RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up RenewalHigh
C2010 Stair Construction - Metal framed and concrete framed - Older RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalHigh
C302007 Floor Finishes - Painted Sealed Concrete - Older RenewalHigh
C302015 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Sheet - Older RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Surfaces RenewalHigh
Chilled Water Systems - CU #3 RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split - Fujitsu RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split AHU RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Swimming Pool - Pump and Balance Tank RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Passenger Elevator RenewalHigh
Elevators and Lifts - Freight - (Dumb Waiter) RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal & Aluminum RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Metal Panels - Roof RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - 1965 Construction RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - 1978 North Wing Addition RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Deteriorated RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paving Stone & Asphalt Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping - 1965 RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping - 1967 RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Pool Area RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting - Partial RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Switchgear RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - West & North Lots RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Field - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories - Original RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals - Original RenewalHigh
Roadways - Driveway RenewalHigh
Secondary Transformers RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall-Mounted & Lawn Signs RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - 1965 Construction RenewalHigh
Storm Water Management - Storm System RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories - Older RenewalMedium
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
C301005 Wall Finishes - Paint - Older RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Piping Distribution RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - Original Cabinetry RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood Flooring - Gym 3, Gym 4 & Stage RenewalMedium
G201010 Roadways - Unpaved Running Track RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hollow Metal & Wood RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Original Stairs RenewalMedium
Landscaping - 1965 Construction RenewalMedium
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic tile RenewalMedium
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split - York RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater - Gas RenewalLow
Fittings - Venetian Blinds & Drapes RenewalLow
Other Special Systems and Devices - Auto Hoists RenewalLow
Retaining Walls - Concrete RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Wood Paneled - Corridors & Cafetorium RenewalLow