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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 - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Exit 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 RenewalUrgent
Site Electrical Utilities - Above ground RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - AHU HTG Main RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - RT AHU HTG GYM RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Controls RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin RenewalHigh
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
D305001 Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
D305004 Fin Tube Radiation Units and CI Radiators RenewalHigh
D502001 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Ventilation Fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - 1923 Construction - Wood Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fencing RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Wrought Iron Fencing RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs - Stone RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved - Remaining Sections RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Track RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved - Sports Field RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pump RenewalHigh
Roadways - Driveways RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Stair Finishes RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalMedium
D201003 Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories - Original RenewalMedium
D202030 Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH RenewalMedium
Landscaping RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium