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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
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Control Systems - BAS RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Condenser RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH #1 and #2 RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
G204071 Playing Fields - Soccer Field/Football/Baseball Diamond RenewalHigh
Roof Top AHU - Heat & Cool - RTU #1 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalMedium
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalMedium
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up - RenewalMedium
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories - RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct Systems RenewalLow
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems RenewalLow
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalLow
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Eyewash Stations RenewalLow
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Heating Units RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards, Trophy Case, Stage Curtains, Gym Equip, Water Fountains RenewalLow
Fittings - Partitions RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings - Roller Blinds RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tiles - Corridors RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Gymnasium [Wood Strip] RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - 50% Classrooms, Lunchroom RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - Exterior - Wall RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - Interior RenewalLow
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior - Pole RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Asphalt Paved Playground RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Asphalt Track - Paved RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Acoustic Wall Treatment - Music Room RenewalLow