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Please note: We will be publishing updates for the Facility Condition Index and Renewal Needs Backlog sometime in the Spring of 2021.

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Facility Condition Index

2019 (calendar year)

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.

73.36 %

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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 23,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $3.5 billion as of October 2019.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the TDSB will receive $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
Interior Stair Construction - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Original Building]Urgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - RT AHU CLG RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section C,C1,C2,D1,D2,E1,E2 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section C3 to C6,F,F1,F2,G,G1,H1,H2 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylight & Greenhouse RenewalUrgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Original Building]Urgent
Air Handling Units - AHU - G1,C1,P,G,C,AA,G2,A0 RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Lath & Plaster Ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Original Building - BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH No. 1 and 2 RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Freight Elevator RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Masonry Repairs RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Wood Windows & Basement Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Iron Fence RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Perimeter Fencing RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Classroom Floors RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Track In Gymnasium RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes -Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - HTG - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Ceiling Finishes - Lath & Plaster Ceiling]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool - DX Split Units RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Original Building RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt, Stone, Interlock RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Tennis Courts - Paved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals, Lavs, and Toilets RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Original Building RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,B,B1,C7 RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Site Development - Exterior Concrete Stairs RenewalHigh
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Original Building - HTG Piping]High
Study [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Common Areas RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
D301002 Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalMedium
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (120 V) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping - Original Building RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Ventilation Fans RenewalMedium
Fittings - Science Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings-Washroom Partitions RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Common Areas RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Painted/Sealed Concrete Floor RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Rooms RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Original Building RenewalMedium
Landscaping RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Partitions - Original Building- Brick & Concrete block ]Medium
Major Repair [Partitions - Original Building]Medium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Wall Tile RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Ceiling Structures RenewalLow
D302050 Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalLow
D502005 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exit Lighting and Signs RenewalLow
D502006 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting RenewalLow
D509097 Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Benches & Wood Wall RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Exterior Stairs RenewalLow
Fittings - Original RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gymnasiums and Stage RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Corridor Doors RenewalLow
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Terrazzo]Low
Major Repair [Pedestrian Paving - Concrete]Low
Other Special Plumbing Systems - Pool RenewalLow
Partitions - Architectural Upgrades RenewalLow
Partitions - Moveable RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Field - Unpaved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Track - Unpaved RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pumps RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Stair Finishes RenewalLow

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