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Facility Condition Index

2019 (calendar year)

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 23,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $3.5 billion as of October 2019.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the TDSB will receive $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.).

Auxiliary Equipment - HTG Circ Pumps RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylight RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Breaching RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Control Devices RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - 1922 Construction & Localized Deficiency RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link & Iron Fence RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Site Related Stairs, Plazas & Decks RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood [Wood Strip] RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - HTG Piping RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - GFI Panel RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Ceiling Finishes - Lath & Plaster]High
Major Repair [Elevators & Lifts - Wheelchair lifts]High
Parking Lots - Paved RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint Wallcovering RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Booster & Glycol Pumps RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heaters RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - Double Glazed RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Deficiency]Medium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Compressor RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom Fixtures RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section A,B1 RenewalMedium
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiency RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Lath & Plaster and Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Upgrade Exits RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Other Cooling Generating Systems - A/C Cond Unit RenewalLow
Partitions - Lath & Plaster RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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