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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
Interior Stair Construction - Steel framed with terrazzo treads RenewalUrgent
Secondary - Transformer RenewalUrgent
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended acoustic tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS system RenewalHigh
D201001 Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
D201002 Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
D201003 Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
D302050 Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System - Glycol RenewalHigh
D302098 Roof Top AHU - Heat & Cool - RTU #1 and #7 RenewalHigh
D302098 Roof Top AHU - Heat & Cool - RTU #2 and #3 RenewalHigh
D302098 Roof Top AHU - Heat & Cool - RTU #4, #5 and #6 RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Aged door hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Wood & Aluminum Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Aluminum framed double glazed units RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Cabinetry RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Resurface Asphalt RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete RenewalHigh
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt School Playground RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior - Wall RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Sports field - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Poured concrete wall RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Unit Ventilators (2) RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
B202005 Exterior Windows - Sealant Replacement RenewalMedium
D2010 - Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Piping System RenewalMedium
Landscaping - Sodded areas RenewalMedium
Partitions - Metal Partitions RenewalMedium
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Site Services RenewalMedium
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Ducts RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH RenewalLow
Fittings - Basketball Retractable Hoops RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes & blinds RenewalLow
Fittings - Lockers RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - T8 lighting RenewalLow