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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.
74.87 %

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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
A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs - Localized Deficiencies RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tanks RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching RenewalUrgent
B3010 Roof Coverings - Metal Roof Assembly System - A RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - Boilers #1, #2 and #3 RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - SF #1 Thru #7 RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Heat Exchanger - Shell & Tube - Pool RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic Ceiling Tiles & Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - CU #1 RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Fume Hood RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Motor Control Centres RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Panelboards RenewalHigh
Electrical Service and Distribution - Secondary Transformers RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Deteriorated Wood & Hollow Metal Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - 1910, 1922, 1925, & 1931 Constructions RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Original Building RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating - Level 1 and Basements RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating - Level 2 and 3 RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Cabinets & Counters RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt Running Track RenewalHigh
Heated Water Distribution Systems - Pipes and Fittings - Level 1 and Basements RenewalHigh
Heated Water Distribution Systems - Pipes and Fittings - Level 2 and 3 RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Freezer RenewalHigh
Other HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Walk in Cooler RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt & Concrete RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Stone & Concrete RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Study [Exterior Walls - 1910, 1922, 1925, & 1931 Constructions]High
B308020 Exterior Soffits RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Landscaping -Soft RenewalMedium
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Medium Density RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted - Remaining RenewalMedium

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