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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
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalUrgent
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalUrgent
D2040 Rain Water Drainage RenewalUrgent
D305001 Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalUrgent
D305004 Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating Units RenewalUrgent
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
G30 - Underground Utilities RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems RenewalUrgent
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool - Three Condensing Units RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B,D2,D3 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section H1,I RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin RenewalHigh
D201001 Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
D201006 Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
D2030 Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
D304007 Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
D509096 Other Special Systems and Devices - Pneumatics Compressed Air Systems RenewalHigh
D509097 Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Fittings - Seating RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Rubberized Flooring - Gymnasium RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalHigh
G303007 Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool - Library Condensing unit RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool - RFTP AHU RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Track RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Site Development - Concrete Stairs & Ramps RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
C103016 Fittings - Bleachers - Pool RenewalMedium
Landscaping - Pond RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Partitions - Gymnasium RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete & Asphalt RenewalMedium
Make-Up AHU - HTG - MAU No. 5 (Science Wing)Low