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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.


F.C.I.
25.35 %

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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.

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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.).
Brief DescriptionPriority
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalUrgent
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section AB1 RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalUrgent
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
B2030 Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Electronic/BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original Multiple Panel Window Units RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Various Rooms RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Gymnasium - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original Building RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Low Density RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - North Parking RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Signage - Above Main Entrance RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management - Original Building RenewalHigh
B308020 Exterior Soffits - New RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Wood RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DHWH #2, #3 and #4 RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt RenewalMedium
Roadways - Loop RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalMedium

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