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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
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalUrgent
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalUrgent
D2030 Sanitary Waste RenewalUrgent
D2040 Rain Water Drainage RenewalUrgent
D302002 Heat Generating - Hot Water Boiler RenewalUrgent
D302050 Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalUrgent
D302051 Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalUrgent
D302054 Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
D302055 Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
D304008 Air Handling Units RenewalUrgent
D305004 Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating Units RenewalUrgent
D501003 Electrical Service and Distribution - Main Switchboard RenewalUrgent
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel RenewalUrgent
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet Floor RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - 1967 & 1968 Construction RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - 1967 & 1968 Construction RenewalUrgent
Site Electrical Utilities - 1967 & 1968 Construction RenewalUrgent
D304007 Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
D502001 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Poured Concrete Retaining Wall & Stairs with Metal Rail RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved Parking Area RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt Paved Playground RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt Paved Roadway RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Drainage System RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium