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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.

79.90 %

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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
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic Controls RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - 1920 Construction - Deteriorated Brick RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - 1958 Addition - Precast Panels RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Concrete Stairs RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Fencing RenewalHigh
Fittings - Cabinetry RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - All - HTG Piping RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler #3 RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Deteriorated Fixtures RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Lamps RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalHigh
Other Cooling Generating Systems - A/C RT COND Unit RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - East & South RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Field RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Deteriorated Fixtures RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A,D,D1 RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall-mounted RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - 1920 Construction RenewalHigh
Site Electrical Utilities - Hydro RenewalHigh
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - 1920 Construction]High
Terminal & Package Units - Radiant & Force Flow Heaters RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Tank RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Gas-fired RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans RenewalMedium
Exterior Walls - 1920 Construction RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Deteriorated Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Other Heat Generating Systems - RT MUA HU Shops RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete RenewalMedium
Standard Foundations - Original Building RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - 1920 RenewalMedium
Structural Frame - 1958 RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalLow
Fittings - Blinds RenewalLow
Fittings - Deteriorated Drapes & Blinds RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Remaining Areas RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile - Washrooms RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gym RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalLow
Interior Doors - 1958 Addition RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Other Cooling Generating Systems - RT AHU CLG RenewalLow
Partitions - 1920 Construction RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Field - Deteriorated Sod RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Henderson Playscape RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Hilan Playhouse Playscape RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Hilan Playscape RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Site Upgrade RenewalLow

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