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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.

63.98 %

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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
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,B,B1,H,H1,H2 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - AHU (Central Supply Units) RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Original Building RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Passenger Elevator - Single Bottom Cylinder Replacement RenewalHigh
Exterior Stairs - Concrete & Stone RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Courtyard RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - North Addition RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Original Building RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Common Areas RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes- Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes- Sheet Floor RenewalHigh
Heated Water Distribution System - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction - Original Building RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Basement Walls - Localized Deficiencies]High
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Masonry]High
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Precast Concrete]High
Major Repair [Fencing & Gates - Original Building]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Attic over Auditorium]High
Other Special Plumbing Systems - Pool Water Treatment System RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Flag Stone RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section C2,C3,D RenewalHigh
Study - Replacement D3050 Terminal & Package UnitsHigh
Study [Basement Walls - Localized Deficiencies]High
Study [Exterior Walls - Precast Concrete]High
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Original Building]High
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow and Unit Heaters RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Original Building RenewalMedium
D301002 Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalMedium
D302055 Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalMedium
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (120 V) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Elevators & Lifts - Passenger Elevator RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - East RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - South RenewalMedium
Fittings - Auditorium Seating & Guard RenewalMedium
Fittings - Metal Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Metal partitions RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building RenewalMedium
Landscaping - North Edged RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Exterior Walls]Medium
Plumbing Fixtures - Toilets, Urinals & Lavs RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section C,C1,C4,CF RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section F1 RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - Deck Support - Boys Gym RenewalMedium
Study [Branch Wiring - Original Building]Medium
Study [Fittings - Auditorium Seating & Guard]]Medium
Study [Structural Frame - Deck Support - Boys Gym]Medium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Common Areas RenewalMedium
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Other HVAC Systems & Equipment - Freezers RenewalLow
Partitions - Upgrade Auditorium RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Exterior Stairs RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pumps RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow
Stair Finishes RenewalLow

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