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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
A1010 Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Parging Repair RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Water Damage RenewalUrgent
?G204001 Wrought Iron Fencing RenewalHigh
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Original Supply Fans RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps - Chilled Water RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
D101012 Elevators and Lifts - Passenger - Hydraulic RenewalHigh
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Fans - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Booster & Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fan RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
G201003 Roadways - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence - 10 feet high - New RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction - Metal Framed RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior- Incandescent and High Pressure Sodium RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Freezer RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Walk in Cooler RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Coolers RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Secondary Transformers RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Grading & Catch Basin RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Exposed Basement Parking RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Localized Deficiency RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead RenewalMedium
B308020 Exterior Soffits RenewalMedium
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - (GYM) RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalMedium
C302001 Floor Finishes - Ceramic RenewalMedium
C302007 Floor Finishes - Painted Sealed Concrete RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section B3,E1 RenewalMedium
Chilled Water Systems - Chiller RenewalLow
Fittings - Drapes RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - T8 RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow