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Facility Condition Index

2022 -2023

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 $4.2 billion as of March 2023.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the TDSB  received $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
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Circ & Vac Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stack and Breaching RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Vacuum Return, Condensate and Blowdown Tanks RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Roof Openings - Skylight RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs - 1912 RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs - Garage Retaining Wall RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler 1 RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C302002 Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Hot Water Storage Tanks RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhausters RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - 1912 Construction RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing - Original 1912 RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt School Playground RenewalHigh
Gas Supply System - Gas Piping RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - High Pressure Sodium RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - T12 RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect & Main Distribution Panel RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Distribution Panel RenewalHigh
Painting to Walls - Painting RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Terminal and Package Units - Heat Pump RenewalHigh
Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles & Acoustic Tiles RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH & Sump Pumps RenewalMedium
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Exterior Soffits - 1958 RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Painted Sealed Concrete Floor RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete & Asphalt RenewalMedium
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Pull Down Shades RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Partitions - Plaster RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Electronically Controlled Garage Door RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Roadways - Concrete RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste - Sump Pumps RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow
Stormwater Management - Grading & Catch Basins RenewalLow