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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
Heat Generating - Electric Baseboard Heaters RenewalUrgent
B201017 Exterior Walls - Stucco - RenewalHigh
B202005 Exterior Windows - Sealant Replacement RenewalHigh
B2030 Exterior Doors - Revolving Doors RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Classrooms - Culinary Arts RenewalHigh
C2020 Stair Finishes - Anti-skid tape RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Double Glazed RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage - Piping RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized deficiencies RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & Metal RenewalMedium
Parking Lots RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt and Interlock - Paved RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWT #1 RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Automatic Device RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Site Related Stairs, Plazas & Decks RenewalLow
Fittings - Metal Partitions RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste - Piping RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Masonry and Gypsum - Painted RenewalLow