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Please note: We will be publishing updates for the Facility Condition Index and Renewal Needs Backlog sometime in the Spring of 2021.

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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.

40.90 %

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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.



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
Interior Stair Construction - South staircase RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A1,A2 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - AHU RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Original Building - Expansion Tanks RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Original Building - Stacks & Breaching RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler No. 1 RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - 1966]High
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow and Convection Heaters RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC - Circ Pumps RenewalMedium
D301002 Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalMedium
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (120 V) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Hot Water Heater (John Wood) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Interior Doors RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Original Building RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Major Repair [Pedestrian Paving]Medium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals, Toilets, and Lavs RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Original Building RenewalLow
D302050 Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalLow
D305001 Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalLow
D502005 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exit Lighting and Signs RenewalLow
D502006 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting RenewalLow
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Original Building RenewalLow
Interior Doors - 1971 RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware - 1971 RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Stair Finishes RenewalLow

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