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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.


F.C.I.
81.31 %

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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.

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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.).
Brief DescriptionPriority
Auxiliary Equipment - Condensate, Vacuum Return and Blowdown Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC and DHW Circ. Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
Distribution Systems - Steam and Condensate Piping System RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boilers #1 and #2 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - AHU #4 RenewalHigh
B201019 Exterior Walls - Brick RenewalHigh
B2020 Exterior Windows - Original Wood RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Oldest RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Original Building RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Pool RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - CU #2 and CU #3 RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware - Older RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Metal RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Addition RenewalHigh
Fin Tube and Cast Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Original Building - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Painted/Sealed Concrete Floor RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware Original & 1920 Building RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original & 1920 Building RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Low Density RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Wood Cornices and Columns]High
Major Repair [Site Development - Concrete Exterior Stairs]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Plumbing Fixtures - Washroom RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Study [Ceiling Finishes - Pool]High
Study [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalMedium
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Classrooms RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Natural Gas DWH RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Addition - Painted RenewalMedium

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