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Facility Condition Index

2020 -2021

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.


F.C.I.
56.20 %

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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 $3.7 billion as of May 2021.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the TDSB  received $312 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.

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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
Air Handling Units - All AHUs RenewalUrgent
D202001 Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalUrgent
D2030 Sanitary Waste RenewalUrgent
D2040 Rain Water Drainage RenewalUrgent
D302052 Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
D305004 Fin Tube Radiation Units RenewalUrgent
D306003 Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalUrgent
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel RenewalUrgent
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Pumps RenewalUrgent
Elevators & Lifts - Freight elevator RenewalUrgent
Energy Supply - Natural Gas RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Greenhouse RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalUrgent
G30 - Underground Utilities RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems - 1963 Construction RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalUrgent
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool Condenser units RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Sub-basement RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units RenewalUrgent
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C301012 Wall Finishes - Porcelain RenewalHigh
C302007 Floor Finishes - Painted Sealed Concrete RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoust Ceiling RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basin RenewalHigh
D202031 Domestic Water Distribution - Electric DWH RenewalHigh
D502001 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - East Block 'B' 65% older RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tile RenewalHigh
G303007 Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable RenewalMedium

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