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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.

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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.


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
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS system RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic and electronic controls RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Millwork RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - 1950 Construction RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool [1] Top roof level RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool [2] Gym roof RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Heat&Cool [3] Lower roof level RenewalUrgent
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B,B1 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - 1950 Construction RenewalUrgent
Terminal & Package Units - 1950 Construction RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring - 1950 Construction RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - 1950 to 1969 RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chainlink RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior RenewalHigh
Parking Lots RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Soccer field - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - 1950 Construction RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (600, 220, 120 V) RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - West elevation RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - 1950 Construction RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,E1,E2 RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management - 1950 Construction RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - 2'x4' suspended panels RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tile RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware - 2005 RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tile RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware - 1950 Construction RenewalLow
Landscaping - 1950 Construction RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - Emergency RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment - Exit RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Roadways RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalLow
Wooden playscape RenewalLow

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