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Please note: We will be publishing updates for the Facility Condition Index and Renewal Needs Backlog sometime in the Spring of 2021.

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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.

59.07 %

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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.).

Brief DescriptionPriority
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Roof Coverings - Metal]Urgent
Roof Coverings - Section A1,A3,A4,A5,B,B1,B2,B8,C,D,E RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Swimming Pool RenewalUrgent
Structural Frame - Wood Deck RenewalUrgent
Study [Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Swimming Pool]Urgent
Study [Structural Frame - Wood Deck]Urgent
Air Handling Units - AHU 10 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 11 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 12 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 13 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 2 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 3 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 4 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 5 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 6 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 7 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 8 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU 9 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Circ Pumps RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Shop Area & Boys' Gym RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer Chiller RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - Gas RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Fencing RenewalHigh
Fittings - Bleachers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - HTG & CLG Piping System RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Main Transformers RenewalHigh
Moveable Partitions - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Window A/C Units RenewalHigh
Parking Lots RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Field RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A2 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section B7 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section F2 RenewalHigh
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems [1] RenewalMedium
Elevators & Lifts - Wheel chair lift RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Central & roof-top exhaust fans RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Building Control Joints RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Mortar Joints RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - Addition 3 RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Gym RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Additions RenewalMedium
Lightning Protection RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Landscaping]Medium
Major Repair [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Moveable Partition - Double Gym RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Compressor RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Original Building RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Original Building RenewalMedium
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems [1]]Medium
Study[Branch Wiring]Medium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Double Gym RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Girls' Gym RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Shop Area - Hardware RenewalLow
Fittings - Auto Shop Hoists RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - 9"x9" RenewalLow
Parking Lots - Original Building RenewalLow
Parking Lots - South End RenewalLow
Partitions - Girls' Gym RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Car RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape Henderson RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pumps RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - First Floor Hallway RenewalLow

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