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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
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - 1926 Construction RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - North and South Fan Rooms RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Condensate and Blow Down Tanks RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Controls RenewalUrgent
D101004 Elevators and Lifts - Wheelchair Lift RenewalUrgent
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings - 1926 RenewalUrgent
D202030 Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH RenewalUrgent
D302050 Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalUrgent
D302055 Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
D303099 Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split Units - Cool - Kindergarten RenewalUrgent
D303099 Cooling Generating Systems - Daycare Cooling Units RenewalUrgent
D501003 Electrical Service and Distribution - Main Switchboard - 1926 Main Disconnect RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel - 1926 to 1935 RenewalUrgent
Energy Supply - Natural Gas RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Sheet vinyl RenewalUrgent
G30 - Underground Utilities RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - 1926 Construction RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Rain Water Drainage - 1926 to 1935 RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler 1 and 2 RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units - Perimeter Heating Units RenewalUrgent
B2030 Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal - Older RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware - Older RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C303002 Ceiling Finishes - Plaster RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalHigh
D502001 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - 1926 Construction RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
G204002 Retaining Walls - Rail Ties RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G303007 Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Interior Doors to 1935 RenewalHigh
Parking Lots RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
C302016 Floor Finishes - Rubber - Stairs RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium