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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
Air Handling Units - Central Station AC / AHU [1] RenewalUrgent
Chilled Water Systems - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Skylight Sloped Glazing RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl floor tiles RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards RenewalUrgent
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalUrgent
Site Development - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring - Original RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tile RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Ventilation Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Metal RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Original Building RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]High
Partitions - Moveable RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt & concrete RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section D RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section E RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Original RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Window perimeter sealant RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - All Elevations RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems RenewalMedium
Interior Doors RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Gas/Oil Space Heaters RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley basins & urinals RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section DF1 RenewalMedium
Study [Domestic Water Distribution]Medium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Parking Lots - Original Building RenewalLow
Partitions - Masonry block RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Walk & Ramps RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Corridors RenewalLow

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