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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.

F.C.I.
28.83 %

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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.

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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 - 4 units RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Pool Boiler RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Swimming Pool Boiler RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,B,B1,D1,D2,E,E1,E2,G1,K RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler 4 - Pool RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Electric DWH RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - Entire System - Gas Piping RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Remaining 1947 Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Remaining Brick RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Remaining 1947 Units RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link (8'-10" high) RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Wrought Iron Fence RenewalHigh
Fire Alarm Systems - Edwards Model 6500 RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Gym - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1947 Pipes RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Remaining 1947 Doors RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Original Fixtures (Approx. 50%) RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Enclosure- Soffit]High
Major Repair [Retaining Walls]High
Major Repair [Stormwater Management]High
Plumbing Fixtures - 1988 Fixtures RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Security Systems RenewalHigh
Site Development RenewalHigh
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1947 Pipes]High
Terminal & Package Units - Unit heaters, Perimeter Radiators & Force Flow Heaters RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Common Areas RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Devices RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel - Classrooms RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - 1947 System RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH Storage Tank RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Roof top Exhaust fans (remaining units) RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - All Hardware RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers & Chalkboards RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - Cabinets, Lab Benches, etc. RenewalMedium
Fittings- Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile]Medium
Other Fire Protection Systems - Backflow Preventer RenewalMedium
Parking Lots - & Roadway RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable - Gymnasium RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - 1991 Fixtures RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Eyewash stations RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Showers RenewalMedium
Roadways - Original Building RenewalMedium
Standpipe Systems - Fire Hoses & Cabinets RenewalMedium
Study [Branch Wiring - Original Building]Medium
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - 1947 System]Medium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalMedium

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