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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
B302006 Roof Openings - Skyligts Domed Acrylic RenewalUrgent
Distribution Systems - Heated Water Distribution Systems - Piping System RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Older RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - A1,A2,E,F2,F3,H1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section E3,F1,G RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - SF #1 Thru #12 RenewalHigh
B101001 Structural Frame - Concrete Canopies RenewalHigh
B101001 Structural Frame - Gymnasium RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories - Older RenewalHigh
C302002 Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Localized deficiencies RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - All - Hollow Metal and Solid Wood Older RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Painted/Sealed Concrete Floor RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Wrought Iron Fencing - RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs - RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt Running Track RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Aged - Hollow Metal and Wood RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior - Wall RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Front Entrance - Concrete Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Sports Field - Unpaved - Grass RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste - Piping RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - All RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized deficiencies RenewalMedium
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Partitions - 1924, 29 & 30 Construction - Plaster & Painted Concrete Block RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section H,L,L1,L2,M,M1,M2,N,N1 RenewalMedium
Controls and Instrumentation - BAS RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH RenewalLow
Fencing & Gates - Concrete - Stairs and Ramp RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Newer RenewalLow
Retaining Walls - Timber RenewalLow