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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.

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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 - Masonry stack & Breaching of three steam boilers & Metal stacks & breaching of five hot water boilers RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Three Steam boilers & five hot water boilers RenewalUrgent
Fire Alarm Systems - Main Panel, field devices & wiring RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # B1 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # B2 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # B3 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # B4 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # B5 RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Roof Construction]Urgent
Roof Coverings - Section D3,G5, F RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section F1 RenewalUrgent
Study [Roof Construction]Urgent
Air Handling Units - General ventilation unit RenewalHigh
Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - 1970 constructions- Pneumatic control system RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump & DHW Circ. Pumps RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - 1970 constructions - GAS RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Overhead Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Spalling, Caulking, Other Wall Issues RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Replaced Sections RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Metal partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Seamless RenewalHigh
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - HTG Piping System RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - 1958 -1970 constructions RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Wood shop RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Paved - Back of the school RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Track - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Roadways - Paved RenewalHigh
Secondary - One dry type transformer RenewalHigh
Secondary - One dry type transformer RenewalHigh
Standard Foundations - Localized Damage RenewalHigh
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - HTG Piping System]High
Terminal & Package Units - 1958- 1970 constructions RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - 1958- 1970 constructions RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Drop Ceiling RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - 1958 - 1963 - 1970 Constructions RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - 15 central & 35 roof top exhaust fans RenewalMedium
Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Original Building - Wood RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Sawdust Collector RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Plumbing Fixtures - Eight student washrooms RenewalMedium
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - 1963 constructions]Medium
Study[Branch Wiring - 1958- 1970 constructions]Medium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Halls RenewalMedium

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