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Northview Heights Secondary School

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.

41.75 %

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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.


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.).

Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Masonry stack and breaching of two boilers RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [B102001 Structural Frame - Pool Columns & Beams]Urgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Swimming Pool Plumbing Rm - Foundation Walls]Urgent
Public Address Systems - Dukane control panel & speakers RenewalUrgent
Replacement [B102001 Structural Frame - Classroom & Library Wing]Urgent
Roof Coverings - Section A,A3,A5,C4,C6,B6 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section A1,B4,F,K RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B,B7,C3 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B2, B1(2),B5,C5,G2 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section C2 RenewalUrgent
Study [B102001 Structural Frame - Classroom & Library Wing]Urgent
Study [B102001 Structural Frame - Pool Columns & Beams ]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Swimming Pool Plumbing Rm - Foundation Walls]Urgent
Air Handling Units - -Fan room # 4- North side classroom unit RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - A/C unit # 4 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - AHU # 1-Gym RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Cooling supply fan- A/C # 1 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 2 -Gym supply fan RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 2- Shop supply fan RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 2- Two A/C unit with supply fans RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 3a -AS4- Gymnasium RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 3b-Dunham Bush unit RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 5b-AHU # 2- Auditorium RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 6 -Fan supply AS-2 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Fan room # 7- North classrooms- AS2 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Library heating & cooling unit RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tile - 12"x12" RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Plaster RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panel Ceiling RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - OTIS elevator RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - One handicap lift RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - All except Main Entrance RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Control Joints RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Fascia RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Soffits RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal Partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Classrooms & Hallways RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Brick]High
Major Repair [Standard Foundations]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Steel ]High
Other Heat Generating Systems - 90% of 40 thru the wall units RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Cool [6] RenewalHigh
Other Special Plumbing Systems - Filtration,circulation & chlorination system RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section E,J,J1 RenewalHigh
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities RenewalHigh
Stair Construction RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Swimming Pool Plumbing Rm - Suspended Slab RenewalHigh
Study [Exterior Walls - Brick]High
Study [Structural Frame - Swimming Pool Plumbing Rm - Suspended Slab]High
Terminal & Package Units - Forced flow heaters,unit heaters & fin tube cabinets RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - Combination of 60 central and rooftop exhaust fans RenewalMedium
Fire Protection - Fire Main East Side RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood - Gym 1 & 2 RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Fittings- Marble Partitions]Medium
Other Communications & Alarm Systems RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices -RT FOOD COMP 1 & 2 RenewalMedium
Parking Lots RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - 50% plumbing fixtures of 19 student washrooms RenewalMedium
Roof Coverings - Drawings & History RenewalMedium
Study [Branch Wiring]Medium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Window A/C Units RenewalLow

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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