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Renewal Needs Backlog and Facility Condition Index


Parents now have access to updated data on the condition of our 583 public schools. In 2016, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) became, what is thought to be, the first school board in Ontario to post each school’s Facility Condition Index  and Renewal Needs Backlog. This information is posted on the TDSB website annually.   

What you need to know

  • The TDSB is committed to be transparent with our parents, students and community members. This data is collected by an independent consultant hired by the Ontario Ministry of Education. However, until 2016, the data was not shared with the public.
  • Approximately 50 per cent of our schools are over 60 years old and building components continue to age requiring major repairs or replacement. Fifty one of our schools are older than 95 years, including seven that were built before 1900.
  • Our Renewal Needs Backlog is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 1, 2017.

The links on this page will provide you with direct access to the list of repairs required in each of our 583 schools. Some of the items that would compromise the security of our buildings were redacted. These items include, but are not limited to, security systems and fire alarms.

Please note that not one of the repairs listed in the Renewal Needs Backlog list represent a health or safety concern for students or staff.

Also, the Facility Condition Index rating does not reflect on the safety of a school building.

You can find the information for your school by name or address by visiting our Find Your School page. On each individual school web page you will see a ”Renewal Needs and FCI” link in the navigation menu on the left side of the page. That link will take you directly to the Renewal Needs Backlog (list of school building repairs) and the Facility Condition Index rating.

Learn more about the Renewal Needs Backlog and the Facility Condition Index, both of which include related Frequently Asked Questions.

Read the TDSB Media Release

Education Development Charges Would Help Reduce Repairs Backlog

Education Development Charges (EDCs) provide school boards with the ability to charge a levy on new developments, which can be used to purchase land for future school sites. These funds also support the cost of site preparation such as grading and fencing.

The Minister of Education must approve school boards’ EDC by-laws. In order to qualify for  EDCs, a school board must show that the number of students that it needs to accommodate is larger than the space available across the board.

The TDSB does not meet this condition because there is surplus space across the city, which puts the TDSB at a disadvantage. 

In addition, current legislation mandates that EDCs can only be used for the purchase of land to support schools in growth areas, not to support the cost of building new schools or expanding existing schools. 

The TDSB keeps advocating for the Ontario Government to amend the Education Development Charges (EDCs) regulation (20/98) to allow the TDSB to collect EDCs to help support urgent school infrastructure needs and reduce overcrowding in high-growth areas of the city. Based on the current Toronto Catholic District School Board’s EDC rate and the total number of units under construction, proposed or planned across the city, the TDSB could generate revenue of approximately $300 million to help support urgent school infrastructure needs.


 

 

"Our Renewal Needs Backlog is approximately $3.7 billion and is expected to grow. The TDSB needs predictable and adequate funding to repair its schools and start reducing the backlog."

- Robin Pilkey, Chair, TDSB




"To support our commitment to openness and transparency, we are posting our school repairs list and the condition rating of our schools annually.”

- John Malloy, Director of Education



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