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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 - Circulation Pumps RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatics RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing piping RenewalUrgent
Elevators & Lifts - Lift RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Wood RenewalUrgent
Exterior Walls - Original - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Millwork RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Auditorium RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gym RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Original RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B3,A RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units RenewalUrgent
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original RenewalHigh
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Original Building RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards - Primary Switchgear RenewalMedium
Main Switchboards RenewalMedium
Main Transformers - Primary RenewalMedium
Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool [1] RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section B RenewalMedium
Standard Foundations - 1921 RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - 1921 RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Boiler Room Ceiling Slab RenewalMedium
Study [Structural Frame - Boiler Room Ceiling Slab]Medium
Chilled Water Systems - Chiller RenewalLow
Chilled Water Systems - Condensing Units RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Gas RenewalLow
Entrance stairs RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Automatic Door Devices RenewalLow
Fittings - Chalkboards RenewalLow
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Classrooms RenewalLow
Interior Doors - 1994 Construction RenewalLow
Interior Doors RenewalLow
Partitions - 1921 Construction RenewalLow
Partitions - Gymnasium RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Little Tykes Playscape RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Flush valve water closets RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Common Areas RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Original Building RenewalLow

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