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Please note: We will be publishing updates for the Facility Condition Index and Renewal Needs Backlog sometime in the Spring of 2021.

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Facility Condition Index

2019 (calendar year)

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.

87.74 %

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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 23,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $3.5 billion as of October 2019.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the TDSB will receive $292 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
Other Heat Generating Systems - RT AHU Reznor RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - Original Building RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Original Building RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Paint RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS panel RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Elevator RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Aged RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link RenewalHigh
Fittings - Locker RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood Floor RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tiles RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Battery RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Pedestrian Paving]High
Major Repair [Playing Fields]High
Other Cooling Generating Systems - RT AHU Aged RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Aged RenewalHigh
Roadways - Paved RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A2,C3,C4,E1 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A3,A4,A5,A6, B,B1 RenewalHigh
Signage - Signage RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Exposed Concrete RenewalHigh
Study [Structural Frame - Exposed Concrete]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Piping RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows - Aged RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Sawdust Collector RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized deficiencies RenewalMedium
Partitions - Operable RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Section C5,C6,C7,E6,E7 RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Paint RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - All RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended acoustic panels RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalLow
Fittings - Partitions RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalLow
Landscaping RenewalLow
Major Repair [Landscaping]Low
Major Repair [Roadways - Curbs]Low
Pedestrian Paving - Deteriorated RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Paved RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Sports Field RenewalLow
Wall Finishes - Original Building RenewalLow

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