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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
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B,B1,B2 RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) RenewalHigh
C2020 Stair Finishes - Anti-skid tape RenewalHigh
C302016 Floor Finishes - Rubber - Stairs RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #2 and #3 RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Wrought Iron Fencing - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A1,CD1,E,A,C,C1,C2,CD2,CD3,D1,D2,D3,E1,EF1,F RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalMedium
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Curtain Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalMedium
C303004 Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic - Localized Deficiencies Gym RenewalMedium
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Painted Concrete Floor RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl Flooring RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Masonry RenewalMedium
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems RenewalLow
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Wrought Iron Fence RenewalLow
Playing Fields - North Side - Paved RenewalLow
Signage - Illuminated Monument Sign RenewalLow