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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.

F.C.I.
64.81 %

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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.

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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.).

A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Parging repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Boiler exhaust RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Circ. Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchangers - Shell & Tube RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Vacuum Return and Condensate Tanks RenewalUrgent
B3010 Roof Coverings - BUR - Section A1 to A8,B4,C,C4,F,G RenewalUrgent
B302006 Roof Openings - Smoke Vents RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Motor Control Centres RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Secondary Transformers RenewalUrgent
Emergency Lighting & Power - Natural gas emergency lights generator RenewalUrgent
Fire Alarm Systems - Simplex 4100 RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Aged piping systems RenewalUrgent
Heating/Cooling Piping - StudyUrgent
Main Switchboards - Switchgear #2 RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards RenewalUrgent
Public Address Systems - PA system RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler 1 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - Heating and cooling supply fans RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment -Boiler Water Treatment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
B302006 Roof Openings - Skylight RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Electrical systems RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - StudyHigh
C103005 Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C103016 Fittings - Bleachers - Outdoor RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - 12"x 12" acoustic ceiling tiles RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split - York RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust & return fans RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Wood Framed Single Glazed Units - 1964 and 1983 RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood on the stage and in classrooms RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots & Roads - Paved - Resurface Asphalt Paved Parking Area RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt Running Track RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt Tennis Court RenewalHigh
Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Acoustic Paneled RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalMedium
Partitions - Water damage- Concrete Block, Brick and Drywall RenewalMedium

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