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Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

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 school 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 the 584 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.

41.75 %

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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 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, 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.).

Fire Alarm Systems RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps [1] RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - 12" x 12" Tiles RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Original Suspended Panels RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS System RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Control Joints RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Masonry RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Aluminum Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - South Staircase - Pool Building RenewalHigh
Fittings - Gymnasium Bleachers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Hollow Metal Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Deteriorated Tiles RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction - Pool Lobby Stairs RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Basement Walls - Concrete Block]High
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Exterior Soffits]High
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Precast Panels - Localized Deficiencies ]High
Major Repair [Roof Coverings - B3010 Roof Coverings - Section I, I1, I2]High
Other Heat Generating Systems - HVAC Pool Chg Rm RenewalHigh
Other Special Plumbing Systems - Pool Systems RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - North, West & South Lots RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Sports Field and Track - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Roadways - Driveways and Drop-off RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section I, I1, I2 RenewalHigh
Signage - Illuminated and Printed Signs RenewalHigh
Study [Basement Walls - Concrete Block]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Humidifiers RenewalMedium
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heaters RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Ventilation Fans RenewalMedium
Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - 1964 Construction RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalMedium
Landscaping - Original Landscaping RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable - Double Gymnasiums RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Poured Concrete Walkways RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalMedium
Study [Branch Wiring]Medium
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System]Medium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Wall Tiles RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint & Plaster RenewalMedium
Cooling Generating Systems - Window A/C Units RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventers RenewalLow

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