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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.

42.27 %

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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.).

Exterior Windows RenewalUrgent
Fire Alarm Systems - Panel & field devices RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boiler # 5 -Domestic water heater RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Floor Construction]Urgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations- Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Study [Floor Construction]Urgent
Air Handling Units - HTG FAN RM 4 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - SUP 2 - Fan Rm 7 RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - SUP VS 11 Art classrooms RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - SUP VS 12 Boys Gym -Ventilation only RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - SUP VS 13 Studio RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - VS 9 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - 19 heating water circ pumps RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - 1963 construction RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Specialty Roof Finishes RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Panels RenewalHigh
Concrete Stair RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - 1978 constructions -BAS RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - 1963- 1978 constructions - Plumbing Piping RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Hot water storage tank -Pool filter room RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Hot water storage tank RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - OTIS hydraulic elevator RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - Supply piping to boilers,roof-top unit & labs - Gas Piping RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deterioration RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates RenewalHigh
Fittings - Bleachers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - 1963 construction -Old school RenewalHigh
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool -Condenser RenewalHigh
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Cool-Condenser RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Window A/C Units RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Field RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Track RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - 10 student washrooms & tech shop RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
Study [Exterior Walls - Localized Deterioration ]High
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - 1963- 1978 constructions - Plumbing Piping]High
Wall Finishes RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalMedium
Auxiliary Equipment - Humidifiers RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Two sump & three circ pumps RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - 10 central exhaust fans RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems - 80% of 25 roof top exhaust fans RenewalMedium
Main Transformers - Owned by Hydro RenewalMedium
Other Communications & Alarm Systems RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Sawdust Collector RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Damage RenewalMedium

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