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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.

60.99 %

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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
Heated Water Distribution Systems - Pipes and Fittings RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Localized Defeciencies RenewalUrgent
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Piping]Urgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct Work RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Central AHU HTG (2 Sheldon AHUs) RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage Tank RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust Fans (9 Units) RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiency RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Concrete Stair RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Heat Generating Systems - Cool - Window AC Units RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction - Metal Framed RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]High
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Asphalt Paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A,AC1,AC2,B,B1,C,D2,FG1,FG2,GH1 RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Study [Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct Work]High
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities]High
Terminal & Package Units - Radiator & Force Flow Heaters RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles RenewalMedium
D101004 Elevators and Lifts - Wheelchair Lift (Staffroom) RenewalMedium
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (120 V) RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers & Chalkboard RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork - Cabinet & Counter RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Drywall Ceiling & Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - Electric DHW Heater RenewalLow
Fittings - Pull Down Shades RenewalLow
Fittings - Retractable Stage RenewalLow
Pedestrian Paving - Interlocking, Concrete & Asphalt RenewalLow
Playing Fields - Playscape - Unpaved RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Signage RenewalLow
Stair Finishes RenewalLow

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