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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.

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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.).

Emergency Lighting & Power - Inverter RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Heating Piping Systems RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Emergency Lighting Fixtures - Inverter RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Secondary Switchgear RenewalUrgent
Public Address Systems RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,B,D1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section AB1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section DF1 RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Parging - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalUrgent
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Heating Piping Systems]Urgent
Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended & Acoustic Tile - Entire School RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Roof Mounted Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Entire School RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal - Entire School RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Cabinets & Counters RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Entire School RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gymnasium and Stage RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Interior Door Hardware - Entire School RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal - Entire School RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Brick Wall System - Original Building and Addition 1]High
Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved Parking Area RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Grass Surfaced - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage - Pipe & Fittings RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts]High
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems]High
Study [Exterior Walls - Brick Wall System - Original Building and Addition 1]High
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]High
Study [Stormwater Management]High
Study [Structural Frame - Addition 1]High
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow Heaters and Perimeter Radiators RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater - Electrical RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Indoor Exhaust Fan RenewalMedium
Fire Protection Specialties - Irrigation System RenewalMedium
Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Metal RenewalMedium
Information Technology RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - 1950 Construction RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Window A/C Unit - Staff Rm RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link & Wrought Iron Fence RenewalLow
Fittings - Metal Lockers & Chalkboards - Entire School RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete & Asphalt - Paved RenewalLow

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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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