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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.
39.50 %

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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 Tank RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps - Chilled Water RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps - Pool Heating and Condensate Return RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchangers - Shell & Tube - Pool RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching - Pool Boiler RenewalUrgent
B3010 Roof Coverings - BUR A1 RenewalUrgent
B3010 Roof Coverings - EPDM - K RenewalUrgent
Elevators and Lifts - Stage Lift RenewalUrgent
Heating/Steam Piping Distribution Systems - 1947 RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Pool Boiler #1 RenewalUrgent
B201015 Exterior Walls - Metal Siding - Mechanical Room 301 RenewalHigh
Chilled Water Systems - Air-Cooled Chillers RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings - 1947 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Kitchen Exhaust Fan RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Remaining 1947 Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Remaining 1947 Units RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link (8'-10" high) RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Wrought Iron Fence RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Gym - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Remaining 1947 Doors RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Cast in Place Concrete RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Signage RenewalHigh
Site Development RenewalHigh
Stormwater Management RenewalHigh
StudyHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Common Areas RenewalHigh
B308020 Exterior Soffits RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (Classroom) RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Tiles RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DH Water Storage Tank (Pool) - Copy RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - All Hardware RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers & Chalkboards RenewalMedium
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Medium Density RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Ceramic Tile]Medium
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Hallway - Terrazzo]Medium
Parking Lots - & Roadway RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving RenewalMedium
Roadways - Original Building RenewalMedium

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