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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.

F.C.I.
64.23 %

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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.

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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.).

A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Condensate and Blowdown Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stack & Breaching RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Main Switchboard RenewalUrgent
Heat Generating - Steam Boilers - B#1 and B#2 RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Steel framed interior stairs RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
StudyUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories - RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic ceiling tiles - Entire School RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Aged RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Painted Hollow Metal Doors - Entire School RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - 1916 Construction steel single glazed sliders RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Entire School RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Entire School RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Painted/Sealed Concrete RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Entire School RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware - Aged RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hollow Metal and Wood - Entire School RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved - North Parking Area RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt Paved - West Side RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Soccer & Baseball Fields - Grass Surfaced - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted Interior - Entire School RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium

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