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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.

80.55 %

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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 D304003 Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping SystemUrgent
.Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]Urgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping System RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,B1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings -Section C RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
.Study [Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System]High
.Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems]High
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Fixed Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceilings RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Ventilation Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Sealant RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood ? Gymnasium Stage RenewalHigh
Grounding Systems - System RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Emergency Lighting RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Primary Feeds RenewalHigh
Main Transformers - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Windows - Original Wood Windows]High
Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Eyewash Station [N] RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt Paved RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Original Building RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH #1 RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH #2 RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Original Building RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile]Medium
Major Repair [Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkways]Medium
Major Repair [Pedestrian Paving - Pavers Block Paved Walkways]Medium
Other Service and Distribution - Bell Controller RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures RenewalMedium
Standard Foundations - Original Building RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Building Columns RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - West Floor Slabs RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Common Areas - Walls RenewalMedium
Controls & Instrumentation - Entire Building RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Addition RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Fittings - Entire Building RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - General Purpose Room - Sheet Vinyl RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Addition RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - Exit Lighting RenewalLow
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - Original Building RenewalLow
Partitions - Original Building RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted - 1971 Addition - Classrooms RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms - Walls RenewalLow

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