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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.

73.63 %

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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
Roof Coverings - Section C RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section D,D1 RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment -HVAC Pumps RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Energy Supply RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - HTG Piping System RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Switchgear RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Hardwood]High
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]High
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - One Baseball diamond & one soccer field RenewalHigh
Signage - Exterior wall mounted sign RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Unit Ventilators and Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Five rooftop exhaust fans RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Two sets of concrete stairs RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Original RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Original Building RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Library RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Concrete Stairs RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Fittings - Metal partitions RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalLow
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Landscaping - Decorative trees,flower beds & grassed areas RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete & Asphalt Walkway RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - One gate on north side of the building RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Swings RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalLow

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