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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.
86.58 %

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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.).

.Study [Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems]Urgent
.Study [Standard Foundations - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7]Urgent
.Study [Underground Utilities - Site]Urgent
Auxiliary Equipment-Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment-HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling Water Distribution Systems RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Caretaker's Boiler Room RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler Room RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler Room RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Caretaker's Boiler Room RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Fan Room No. 10 (serves Library and Guidance Room) RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7]Urgent
Roof Coverings - Section C,D,D1,D2,D4,E,F,J1,N,O RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Underground Utilities - Site RenewalUrgent
.Study [Domestic Water Distribution-Plumbing Piping Systems]High
.Study [Structural Frame - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7]High
Air Handling Units - Auditorium RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Autoshop RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Cafeteria RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Changeroom RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Gym Gallery RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Gymnasium RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Music Room RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Room 239 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Sculpture Room RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment-Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile Ceiling RenewalHigh
Chilled Water Systems-Chillers RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution-DHW Circ Pumps RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution-Plumbing Piping Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - All Except Main Entrance RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Main Entrance RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead Door RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Ceramic Tiles - Pool Area RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Sealant - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Soffits - Pool Area RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Auditorium Seats - Auditorium RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Labs RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Music Room, Auditorium RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Floor Tiles - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment-Emergency Lighting-Battery Back-ups RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment-Exterior Lighting RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment-Swimming Pool Underwater Lights RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Metal Panels - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7]High
Major Repair [Exterior Walls -Brick Wall - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7]High
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Terrazzo]High
Major Repair [Playing Fields - Track & Field - Unpaved]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Original Building and Additions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7]High
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool RenewalHigh
Other Special Plumbing Systems- Pool System RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Site RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section A2,C1,C2,L1 RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section DG1,G,G1,L2 RenewalHigh
Secondary- Secondary Transformers RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Force Flow Heaters & Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
.Study [Branch Wiring]Medium
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Backflow Preventers (5) RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Exhaust RenewalMedium
Exterior Windows RenewalMedium
Fire Alarm Systems RenewalMedium
Fire Protection Specialties - Kitchen Suppression System RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Sawdust Collector RenewalMedium
Public Address Systems RenewalMedium
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling RenewalLow
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel - Pool, Corridors, Auditorium RenewalLow
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Heaters #1,2 & 3 RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment-Exit Lighting RenewalLow
Lighting Equipment-Interior Lighting RenewalLow
Other Communications & Alarm Systems RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Eye Wash Stations - Boiler Room RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Eye Wash Stations - Caretaker's Office RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Eye Wash Stations - Chemical Storage RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Eye Wash Stations - Fan Room 10 RenewalLow
Plumbing Fixtures - Eye Wash Stations - Fan Room 8 RenewalLow
Rain Water Drainage - Sump Pumps (5) RenewalLow
Refrigeration Systems - CLG FANS - Freezer 2 & WALK IN Freezer RenewalLow
Security Systems - Video Surveillance RenewalLow

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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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