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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.

86.31 %

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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 [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Heating Only - Original Building]Urgent
.Study [Underground Utilities - Site]Urgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Heating Only - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Emergency Lighting RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect and Main Distribution Panel - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Public Address Systems - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section D1,E1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section F1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section G RenewalUrgent
Underground Utilities - Site RenewalUrgent
.Study [Branch Wiring - Original Building]High
.Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System - Original Building]High
.Study [Exterior Walls - Original Building]High
Air Handling Units - Original Building RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Original Building RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile Ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Gypsum Board Ceiling RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH #1 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System - Original Building RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original Building RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Site RenewalHigh
Fittings - Locker RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Floor Tiles RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original Building RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Original Building]High
Major Repair [Playing Fields - Grass Covered - Site - Unpaved]High
Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
.Study [Stormwater Management - Site]Medium
Major Repair [Stormwater Management - Site]Medium
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Original Building RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Wall Tile RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalLow

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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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