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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.

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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.


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
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs - Pool Tunnel RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylight RenewalUrgent
.Study [Structural Frame - Original Building and Addition 1]High
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - SF #1 - #13 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - 12" X 12" Acoustic Ceiling Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump pumps RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Older RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Single Glazed - Older RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Bleachers - Double Gymnasium RenewalHigh
Fittings - Classroom Millwork - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Lockers - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Laboratory Benches RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet - Library, Recording Studio and Drama room RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Double Gymnasium RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Pool & Deck RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Piping RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware - Aged RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Concrete RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Railway ties RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste - Piping RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall Mounted & Boulevard RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Original Building and Addition 1 RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Acoustic Panels - Music Room RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic wall tiles RenewalMedium

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