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Facility Condition Index

2020 -2021

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 $3.7 billion as of May 2021.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the TDSB  received $312 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 RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
C2010 Stair Construction - Metal framed and concrete framed - Aged RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler #3 RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution - Duct System - StudyHigh
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Original RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Stack and Breaching - Boiler #1, #2 and #4 RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - StudyHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Classrooms RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
D2010 - Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
D201001 Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
D201002 Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
D201003 Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
D2020 Domestic Water Distribution - Eyewash Stations RenewalHigh
D2030 Sanitary Waste - Sanitary RenewalHigh
D301002 Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
D303099 Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split AHU - Cool - Condensing Units RenewalHigh
D303099 Cooling Generating Systems - Window AC - Cool RenewalHigh
D305001 Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators - Original RenewalHigh
D305003 Forced Flow Heaters - Original RenewalHigh
D306003 Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
D509097 Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage Tank RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Brick & Masonry RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
G201003 Roadways - Paved - Resurface Asphalt Paved Roadway RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Resurface Asphalt Paved Parking Area - New RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs - New RenewalHigh
Heating and Chilled Water Distribution Systems - StudyHigh
Heating and Chilled water distribution systems - Heating & Chilled Piping Systems RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting - High Pressure Sodium RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste Piping - StudyHigh
Secondary Transformers - Original RenewalHigh
Signage RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
C302002 Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Aged RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - StudyMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Wood - Gymnasium(s) & Wood Shop RenewalMedium
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkway RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Tiles RenewalMedium