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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
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube - Pool and Domestic Hot Water RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Motor Control Centres RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Steel framed stairs RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,B1,B2,B3,C1,F3 RenewalUrgent
?G204001 Wrought Iron Fencing RenewalHigh
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs Parking Garage RenewalHigh
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Ductwork RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet - New RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
C103016 Fittings - Bleachers - Pool RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Auditorium plaster ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended acoustic ceiling tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Cooling Split DX RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pump - Pool RenewalHigh
Elevators and Lifts - Passenger - Hydraulic RenewalHigh
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Aged Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet floor RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted - New RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main switchgear RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Freezer RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Walk in Fridge RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Inter-locking RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section DE3,DE4 RenewalHigh
Secondary Transformers - TX 1-4 RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalMedium
C302001 Floor Finishes - Ceramic RenewalMedium
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalMedium
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - Heating and Cooling Piping RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wooden and metal doors RenewalMedium
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems RenewalLow
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Fittings - Retractable basketball nets RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo floor RenewalLow
Landscaping - Flower beds and grass areas RenewalLow
Parking Lots - Asphalt paved parking areas RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved asphalt track and tennis courts RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Roadways - Asphalt paved roadway RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage - Illuminated sign RenewalLow
Stormwater Management - Catch basins RenewalLow