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Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

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 school 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 the 584 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.

60.88 %

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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 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, 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 Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Cushion Tank & Condensate Tank RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks and Breaching RenewalUrgent
Controls & Instrumentation RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution - Water Softener for Boilers RenewalUrgent
Domestic Water Distribution RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Bleachers & Flag Pole RenewalUrgent
Fencing & Gates - Retaining Wall & Concrete Stairs RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalUrgent
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Carpeting RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Floor Tile RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems RenewalUrgent
Other Heat Generating Systems RenewalUrgent
Public Address Systems - PA System RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A1 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - RenewalUrgent
Site Development - Running Track RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler 1 RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler 2 RenewalUrgent
Study [Domestic Water Distribution]Urgent
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems]Urgent
Terminal & Package Units RenewalUrgent
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Plaster Ceiling RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Tiles RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Partitions - Localized Deficiencies]High
Parking Lots RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures RenewalHigh
Roadways RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section C4,C5,D1,F1,F2,F3,G RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring]High
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Standard Foundations]Medium

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