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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 - Damp proofing Repairs - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B3,C2 RenewalUrgent
?G204001 Wrought Iron Fencing RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems RenewalHigh
B2030 Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Circ. and Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWB #1 and #2 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWB #3 and #4 RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Cafeteria Heating RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies - Masonry Cracks RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panels RenewalMedium
Elevators and Lifts - Elevator #1 RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Original Building RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkway RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - 1994 Construction RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Coolers RenewalMedium
Underground Utilities RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted [2] RenewalMedium
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Ductwork RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Linear Metal Panels RenewalLow
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalLow
Elevators and Lifts - Elevator #2 RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Automatic Device RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Overhead Doors RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Site Improvements RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Ceramic - Pool RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tiles RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - Interior RenewalLow
Parking Lots - Original Building RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalLow
Retaining Walls - Original Building RenewalLow
Roadways - Original Building RenewalLow