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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 - All Buildings - Expansion tanks & Vac Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Bathurst - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Elevators & Lifts - Main - Freight RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Main RenewalUrgent
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Main RenewalUrgent
Exterior Windows - Art RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Main - Aged sheet vinyl RenewalUrgent
Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Piping - Main RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - Main - 1912 Construction RenewalUrgent
Major Repair [Standard Foundations - Main - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Other Heat Generating Systems - Main - Window A/C Units RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Main - Perimeter flashing RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Main - Q+Metal sloped RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Main - Section B1,P RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Main - Skylights RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylights Bathurst RenewalUrgent
Secondary - Main RenewalUrgent
Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Gas & water lines RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Art RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Service tunnels RenewalUrgent
Structural Frame - Main - Basement mechanical room RenewalUrgent
Structural Frame - Main - Room 156 RenewalUrgent
Study [Heating/Chilling water distribution systems - Piping - Main]Urgent
Study [Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities - Gas & water lines]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Art]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Main - Localized Deficiencies]Urgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Service tunnels]Urgent
Study [Structural Frame - Main - Basement mechanical room]Urgent
Study [Structural Frame - Main - Room 156]Urgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System -Main RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Main Addition RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Main RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Main RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Art- Painted RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Bathurst - Aged suspended acoustic tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Main - Acoustic tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Service tunnel RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - All Buildings - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Art - Pneumatic Control RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Bathurst - Pneumatic Control RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Main - Pneumatic Control RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Bathurst - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Main - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Art RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Bathurst RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Main RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Art RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors & Hardware - Bathurst RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Main & Bathurst - Overhead doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Main - Localized Deficiencies RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Bathurst RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain link fencing RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Main, Art & Bathurst - Stone & Concrete Stairs RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Main, Art & Bathurst - Wrought iron fencing RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Wood bleachers & stairs RenewalHigh
Fittings - Bathurst - Washroom partitions RenewalHigh
Fittings - Main - Auditorium & Lecture Hall seating RenewalHigh
Fittings - Main - Lockers RenewalHigh
Fittings - Main - Millwork - Cabinetry, benches & lab tables RenewalHigh
Fittings - Main - Washroom partitions RenewalHigh
Floor Construction - Metal Grating RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Bathurst - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Bathurst- Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Main - Aged vinyl tiles RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Main - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Main - Gymnasium hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Main - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Main, Art & Bathurst - Painted/sealed concrete RenewalHigh
Interior Doors & Hardware - Main RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Bathurst - HID RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Exterior Walls - Bathurst - Localized Deficiencies]High
Major Repair [Floor Finishes - Main - Terrazzo]High
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Art- Localized Deficiencies]High
Major Repair [Wall Finishes - Main - Paint wallcovering]High
Other Cooling Generating Systems - Main - RT COND Units RenewalHigh
Other Cooling Generating Systems -RT A/C Cond Unit - Main RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Asphalt paved RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Asphalt & concrete paved RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Running track RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Soccer field RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Art RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bathurst RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Main RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Art & Bathurst RenewalHigh
Signage - Main & Art - Printed signage RenewalHigh
Study [Branch Wiring - Main]High
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Main - Plumbing Piping System]High
Study [Exterior Walls - Main - Localized Deficiencies]High
Study [Floor Construction - Metal Grating]High
Study [Structural Frame - Art- Localized Deficiencies]High
Terminal & Package Units - Art RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Bathurst RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Main - Unit Ventilator RenewalHigh
Terminal & Package Units - Main RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Art - Paint wallcovering RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Bathurst - Paint wallcovering RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - Art RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Art- Suspended Acoustic Grid RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Auditorium & Plaster RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Art - Sump Pumps RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Bathurst - Backflow Preventers RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Bathurst - Circulation Pumps RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Bathurst - Plumbing Piping System RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Main - Water Treatment System RenewalMedium
Fittings - Art - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Art - Millwork RenewalMedium
Fittings - Art - Washroom partitions RenewalMedium
Fittings - Bathurst - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Bathurst - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Art - Ceramic tile RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Bathurst - Gymnasium hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Main - Ceramic tile RenewalMedium
Interior Doors & Hardware - Bathurst RenewalMedium
Interior Doors & Hardware - Art RenewalMedium
Landscaping - Main, Art & Bathurst - Grassed areas RenewalMedium
Major Repair [Partitions - Main - Localized Deficiencies]Medium
Other Communications & Alarm Systems - All Buildings RenewalMedium
Other Special Systems and Devices - Sawdust Collectors RenewalMedium
Partitions - Bathurst - Moveable Partition in gymnasium RenewalMedium
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Bathurst - Plumbing Piping System]Medium
Other Special Plumbing Systems - Main - Pool & Systems RenewalLow

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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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