Toronto District School Board
Skip to main content
Toronto District School Board
Icon - Find Your School  Find Your School|New to Canada|Policies|Media
About Us|Staff|Employment|Leadership|Contact Us
Close Window X

Google Translate Limitations Disclaimer

The electronic translation service on the Toronto District School Board website is hosted by Google Translate, a third party service. The TDSB does not guarantee or warrant the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any translated information.

The quality of the translation will vary in some of the languages offered by Google. Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 100 languages, but does not capture all languages or dialects.

The basic translation goal is to capture the general intention of the original English material. Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you or may affect any decisions you make.

The Toronto District School Board is committed to equity and community engagement, and by providing this tool, we are making our information more accessible to families whose first language is not English.

Google Translate Frequently Asked Questions

CALC Secondary School

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.

90.29 %

Learn More

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.).

Air Handling Units - All AHUs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion tank RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Pumps RenewalUrgent
Elevators & Lifts - Freight elevator RenewalUrgent
Energy Supply RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors - Overhead doors RenewalUrgent
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Greenhouse RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates- Exterior Concrete Stairs RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Metal partitions RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Millwork RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tile RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1962 Construction RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Adjacent to Loading & Pool RenewalUrgent
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - 1962 Construction RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Localized DeficienciesUrgent
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool [1] Condenser units RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Window AC RenewalUrgent
Retaining Walls RenewalUrgent
Secondary RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Sub-basement RenewalUrgent
Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping]Urgent
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1962 Construction]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Sub-basement]Urgent
Terminal & Package Units RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring - 1962 Construction RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoust Ceiling RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
G2020 - Parking Lots RenewalHigh
Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Partitions - Moveable RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Fixtures RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - 1962 Construction RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring - 1962 Construction]High
Study [Stormwater Management - 1962 Construction]High
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile Ceiling - East of Block B, in between Block A and B RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalMedium

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
© 2014 Toronto District School Board  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy   |  CASL