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John A Leslie Public School

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.

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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.).

Floor Finishes - Vinyl Floor Tile RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic System RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - RTUs RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Phase II RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original Window RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Site Improvements RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies]High
Major Repair [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]High
Other Cooling Generating Systems -RT COND Units RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved Sports & Recreational Spaces RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Signage RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint Wallcovering RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - 1923 RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Metal Panel RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Ceiling Finishes - Painted Ceiling Structures]Medium
Major Repair [Interior Stair Construction]Medium
Partitions - Original Building - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures RenewalMedium
Replacement [Parking Lots - Paved]Medium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - 1923 RenewalMedium
Air Handling Units - AHU HTG CLG 1,2 & 3 RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Site Related Stairs, Plazas & Decks RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Site Related Stairs, Plazas & Decks RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpeting RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Play and Parking Upgrades RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Traffic control device RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved - Playscapes RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pumps RenewalLow

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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