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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.

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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.).

Interior Stair Construction - 1977 Construction - Tread Damage RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Interior Stair Construction - 1977 Construction - Tread Damage]Urgent
Major Repair [Roof Construction -Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool [3] - Lennox RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Painted Roof Deck RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Pool Backflow System RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Tube Pool Heat Exchanger RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panels - Deteriorated RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Tectum RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pool Pneumatic Control - Compressor RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - All - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal Doors - All RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Pre-1990 - All RenewalHigh
Fittings - All - Millwork RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Deteriorated RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile - Pool & Change Rooms RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood Flooring - Gymnasiums RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood Flooring - Stage RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Seamless Epoxy RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl Flooring RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Deteriorated RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler #1 (Rm 202) RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler #2 (Rm 205) RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Pool Boiler #1 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Pool Boiler #2 RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - 1978 Construction RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Elevators & Lifts]High
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies]High
Major Repair [Standard Foundations-Localized Deficiencies]High
Other Special Plumbing Systems - Pool Circulation Pumps RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - North & South Lots RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Track RenewalHigh
Roadways - Driveways RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section E3,D7 RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall-mounted Signage RenewalHigh
Study [Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies]High
Terminal & Package Units - Unit Heaters RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Pumps RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Expansion Joints RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Glass Block RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Metal Panels RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - 1990 East Addition RenewalMedium
Fittings - Bleachers RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards - Distribution Panel RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalMedium
Major Repair [C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Brick Damage]Medium
Major Repair [Landscaping - Original]Medium
Partitions - Gymnasiums RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Walkways RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section E6, D1 RenewalMedium
Study [Exterior Walls - Brick Damage]Medium
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Pool Change Room DHW Heater RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fencing RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Main Entrance Ramp RenewalLow
Fittings - Auto Hoist - In-ground RenewalLow
Fittings - Auto-Hoist - Above-ground RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Fittings - Dust Collector RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet Flooring RenewalLow
Interior Doors - 1990 Construction RenewalLow
Major Repair [Retaining Walls - Entrance Ramp]Low
Major Repair [Wall Finishes - Stairs & Handrails]Low
Other Electrical Services - Sawdust Colllector RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Walkways RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Entrance RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Swing Gate RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Basketball Court RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Field RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pumps RenewalLow
Retaining Walls - South Parking Lot & Auto Shop RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Corridors RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Doors/Railings RenewalLow

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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