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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.

33.53 %

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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
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS system [1998] RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Repairs RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - 1978 Construction RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section AB1,AB2,AB3,AD1,AD2,CD1,CD2 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section B,E RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section D,D1,D2,D3 RenewalHigh
Site Development - Concrete Exterior Stair RenewalHigh
Standard Foundations - Repairs RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Original Building RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - 1978 and 1998 Construction RenewalMedium
Fittings - Metal - Washroom - 1978 Construction RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Sheet vinyl RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tile RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - 1978 Construction RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware - 1978 Construction RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Original Building RenewalMedium
Landscaping RenewalMedium
Parking Lots - Repairs RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Sinks, Urinals, Toilets [1978] RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Air Handling Units - AHU HTG [1978] RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended ceiling panels RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH #1 RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Exterior Stair RenewalLow
Fittings - Metal - 1998 Construction RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware - 1998 Construction RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Retaining Walls - Concrete RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow
Stair Finishes RenewalLow

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