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Facility Condition Index

2020 -2021

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 $3.7 billion as of May 2021.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the TDSB  received $312 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
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs - New RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - 1950's - Metal Stacks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - 1950's Boilers - Circ Pumps RenewalUrgent
D302051 Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks - All RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1950's Construction RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - -1970's Upper Boiler Room RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - 1950's Construction RenewalUrgent
Site Utilities - StudyUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - 1970's Construction RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B201012 Exterior Walls - EIFS RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
D2010 - Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
D201001 Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
D201002 Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
D201003 Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
D202033 Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
D202034 Domestic Water Distribution - Water Storage Tank RenewalHigh
D301002 Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
D303099 Cooling Generating Systems - Window AC Units RenewalHigh
D305004 Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
D306003 Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
D509097 Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Brick Veneer RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - South East Wing RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots and Roadways - Paved RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
G204002 Retaining Walls - Cast in Place RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt School Playground RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - #1 and #2 - StudyHigh
Hot Water Boilers - #1, #2 RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - High Power Sodium RenewalHigh
Localized Deficiencies Block Cracked RequirementHigh
Main Switchboards - Distribution Panel RenewalHigh
Signage - Building Mounted RenewalHigh
Storm SystemHigh
Stormwater Management - 1950's Construction RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - 1970's Construction RenewalHigh
Study RequirementHigh
Study [Exterior Walls - 1950's Brick]High
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
B308020 Exterior Soffits RenewalMedium
Branch Wiring - 1970's Construction RenewalMedium
Branch Wiring - StudyMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalMedium
C301004 Wall Finishes - Ceramic RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - 1950's and 1970's Construction - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - StudyMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings - Window Coverings - Drapes RenewalMedium
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & Metal Doors RenewalMedium
Landscaping RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium

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