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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
Auxiliary Equipment - DHW & Pool Heating RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC pumps RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - Original Controls RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage Tank RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Millwork RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting RenewalUrgent
Playing Fields - Asphalt RenewalUrgent
Retaining Walls - Concrete & Stone RenewalUrgent
Retaining Walls - Timber Walls RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units - Radiant & Force Flow Heaters RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - Original Units RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Spray RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Passenger Elevator RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Concrete Stairs RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - North Parking Lot RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - All RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint Remaining Areas RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks and Breaching RenewalMedium
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Energy Supply - Original Piping RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Interior Doors RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paving Stone RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section B RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Precast Concrete Decks RenewalMedium
Study [Structural Frame - Precast Concrete Decks]Medium
Branch Wiring - Original Building RenewalLow
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Circulation & Sump Pumps RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Original Piping RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Fencing - Wrought Iron RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet Flooring RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Major Repair [Playing Fields - Playfield]Low
North Ramp - Interlocking RenewalLow
Partitions - Gymnasium RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Chain Gates RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Gametime Playscape - South RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playfield RenewalLow
Playing Fields - South Playground RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage - Wall-mounted RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Acoustic Wall Treatment [Gym] RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Repainted Areas RenewalLow
West Ramp - Asphalt RenewalLow

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