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Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

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 school 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 the 584 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.

61.25 %

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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 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, 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.).

.Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Underground Utilities - Site]Urgent
.Study [Standard Foundations - Dampproofing - Boiler Room]Urgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1956 Heating Piping RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Roof Coverings - Sections E, B3 and D - Modified Bitumen]Urgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Dampproofing - Boiler Room]Urgent
Public Address Systems - PA System RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section E1,E2 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Underground Utilities - Site RenewalUrgent
Standpipe Systems - Fire Suppression - 1956 Building RenewalUrgent
Standpipe Systems [GPL3] RenewalUrgent
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1956 Heating Piping]Urgent
.Study [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Auxiliary Equipment - Automatic Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Brick Chimney RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - 1956 Building RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Gypsum Board Ceiling - Washrooms RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Aged Controls & Field Devices - BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater - Gas RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing PipingSystem - 1956 Building RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - 1956 Gas Piping System RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Painted Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Painted Hollow Metal Doors - Entrance and Exit RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Wooden - 1956 Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Perimeter Wrought Iron Fencing - Site RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - 1956 Construction RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Library RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles - 1/F & 2/F Classrooms RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior - High Pressure Sodium Lighting RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Elevators & Lifts - Hydraulic Elevator]High
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Brick Veneer]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Playing Fields - Grass Covered Playground - Baseball Diamond - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Remaining Aged Fixtures RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Wooden - Site RenewalHigh
Signage - Printed Wall Mounted - North Elevation RenewalHigh
Steam Boilers - Boiler 1 RenewalHigh
Steam Boilers - Boiler 2 RenewalHigh
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing PipingSystem -1956 Building]High
Study [Energy Supply - 1956 Gas Piping System]High
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow Heaters & Perimeter Radiators -1956 Building RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes -Drywall and Concrete Block- Painted RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Aged Exhaust Fans RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Rubber Floor - Gymnasium RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware - Wooden Doors RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building - Painted Wood and Hollow Metal RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards - Original Building - Primary Switch Gear RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards - Original Building RenewalMedium
Main Transformers - Original Building RenewalMedium
Other Fire Protection Systems -Backflow Preventer RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Original Building - Space Heaters RenewalMedium
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - 1956 Ductwork RenewalLow
Air Handling Units - ALPHA - 2/F Fan Room (2) RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Automtaic Device - Main Entrances RenewalLow
Fittings - Blinds & Pull Down Shades RenewalLow
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Local Area Network RenewalLow
Security Systems - Video Surveillance RenewalLow

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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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