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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
Auxiliary Equipment - Vacuum Return Tank RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Vacuum Return and Condensate Pumps RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Heating Piping RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Metal framed stairs RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A RenewalUrgent
Roof Openings - Section CE1 - Skylight - Greenhouse RenewalUrgent
Roof Openings - Skylight - Art Room RenewalUrgent
Secondary - Secondary Transformers RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Central RenewalHigh
B101001 Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B202005 Exterior Windows - Sealant Replacement - RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Lathe and Plaster Finishes RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Domestic Hot Water Storage Tank RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - 1924 Construction - Hollow Metal and Wood RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - 1971 Construction - Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Entire Building RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood Floors RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl Flooring RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Floor Tiles RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Wrought Iron Fencing RenewalHigh
G204002 Retaining Walls - Precast Concrete RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt Running Track RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Classroom Doors - Wood and Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Coolers RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Concrete Blocks RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Stone RenewalHigh
Roof Openings - Skylight - Dome RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall Mounted and Monument Sign RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Site RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
G201003 Roadways - Paved - Concrete Paved Roadway - Ramp to Parking RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Interior Ramps RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Poured Concrete Stairs, Exit 1 RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete - Paved RenewalMedium
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow