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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.

96.94 %

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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
Auxiliary Equipment - Floor Mounted Pumps RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Original Bldg - Plumbing Piping RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed Metal Framed Units RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Suspected Settlement]Urgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,AB1,E RenewalUrgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Suspected Settlement]Urgent
Air Handling Units - Fan Sup - General RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates & Retaining Wall RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 60' Original Bldg - HTG Piping RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Individual Battery Packs RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies]High
Other Heat Generating Systems - Window A/C Units RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Sod RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Parking Lot RenewalHigh
Study [Structural Frame - Localized Deficiencies]High
Terminal & Package Units - Force Hlow Heaters, Radiators & Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Rooftop & Central Exhausts RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - Sealants RenewalMedium
Fittings - Metal Partitions RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Hot Water Boilers - Lochinvar Atmospheric HW Boiler RenewalMedium
Hot Water Boilers - Lochinvar Atmospheric HW Boiler RenewalMedium
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Stairs 005 RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Stairs 011 RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - Stairs 037 RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Original 60' Building]Medium
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Entire Building RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - 72' Addition RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Fittings - 72' Addition - Millwork RenewalLow
Fittings - Blinds RenewalLow
Fittings - Countertops RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - 12" x 12" Vinyl Tiles RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Landscaping - West Perimeter RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Baseball Diamond RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Gametime Playscape RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pump RenewalLow
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalLow
Signage - Wall Mounted Signage RenewalLow

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