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Facility Condition Index

2020 -2021

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.


F.C.I.
61.03 %

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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 $3.7 billion as of May 2021.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the TDSB  received $312 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.

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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.).
Brief DescriptionPriority
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Condensate Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Deaerator, Condensate, Blowdown and Vacuum Return Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching - Steam Boilers RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Steam - Pipes and Fittings - 1st Floor and Lower Level RenewalUrgent
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Steam - Pipes and Fittings - 2nd and 3rd Floors RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boilers #1 and #2 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - SF #1 Thru #10 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up RenewalHigh
Brick Chimney RepairHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
C2010 Stair Construction - Metal framed and concrete framed - Older RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic ceiling tiles RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Plaster ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split - CU #7 and CU #8 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Elevators and Lifts - Dumb Waiter RenewalHigh
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - 1958 Construction RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - 1970 Construction RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Wrought Iron Fence RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Fittings- Lockers RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood flooring RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Metal and wood doors RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Medium Density RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Switchgear RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Freezer/Fridge RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Court - Paved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Original Building RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
Parking Lots - South RenewalMedium
Roadways - Concrete Ramp RenewalMedium

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