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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.


F.C.I.
83.46 %

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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.

Legend

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 RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion tank PH RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalUrgent
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalUrgent
D202034 Domestic Water Distribution - Water Storage Tank RenewalUrgent
D2030 Sanitary Waste RenewalUrgent
D2040 Rain Water Drainage RenewalUrgent
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Pumps RenewalUrgent
G30 - Underground Utilities RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting - Wall Packs RenewalUrgent
Rainwater Drainage - Sump Pump RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,B,B1,B2,C,C1,D RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended & Accoustic Tiles RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin RenewalHigh
D201001 Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
D304007 Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
D502001 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link & Wrought Iron Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Ceramic RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalHigh
G303007 Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Partitions - Gym RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow

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