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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.

76.47 %

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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
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Circ Pumps RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,A1,A2,C,C1,CE1 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - No. 1, 4, and 5 for General Ventilation, No. 3 Cafe Ventilation RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic controls - BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventer RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heater & Circ Pumps RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - Gas RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Original Building & Additions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl tile RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Emergency - Battery Back-up RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exit Lighitng RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Primary Disconnect RenewalHigh
Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Original Building RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Eyewash station RenewalHigh
Roadways - Original Building RenewalHigh
Safety-related Event D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Eyewash StationsHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow and Perimeter Heaters RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic tiles RenewalMedium
D501005 Electrical Service and Distribution - Panel (120 V) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust fans RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Metal partitions RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Wood RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Stair Construction - 1962, 1964 Construction RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - 1962 Construction RenewalMedium
Study [Branch Wiring - 1962 Construction]Medium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Common areas RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - T-bar and suspended panels RenewalLow
D502006 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Stage Lighting RenewalLow
D509097 Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalLow
Fittings - Window Coverings RenewalLow
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage RenewalLow
Sanitary Waste RenewalLow
Stair Finishes RenewalLow

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