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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
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,G1,G2 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - SF #1 thru #17 RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split - CU #4 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal - Original RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Spalling, Caulking, Other Wall Issues RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating - 1st Floor RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating - 2nd Floor RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Seamless RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original Doors RenewalHigh
Make - Up AHU - MUA #1 RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Walk in Cooler/Freezer RenewalHigh
Other Special Systems and Devices - Shop Compressed Air Systems RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Track - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Roadways - Paved RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Secondary - Transformers RenewalHigh
Special Systems and Devices - Auto Hoists RenewalHigh
Standard Foundations - Localized Damage RenewalHigh
Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C303002 Ceiling Finishes - Plaster RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Drop Ceiling RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping - 1st Floor RenewalMedium
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping - 2nd Floor RenewalMedium
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Medium Densityw RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalMedium
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalMedium
Barrier Free Upgrades RenewalLow
Fittings - Bleachers RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Three Auto Hoists RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Floor Tile RenewalLow
Landscaping - Soft RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted - Halls RenewalLow