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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.
97.80 %

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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 - Older RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Blowdown Tank RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Vacuum Return RenewalUrgent
B3010 Roof Coverings - Underground Parking Garage RenewalUrgent
Floor Finishes - Sheet Vinyl Floor RenewalUrgent
Heating Distribution Systems - Heating Piping Systems RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B,B2 to B6,B8 to B10,BD4,E,E1,E2,F,FG!,G,G1,H,M,18 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B7,B8,C,J1,JK1,K,K1,K2,L,L2,I4 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Skylight RenewalUrgent
Site Civil Utilities - Underground Utilities RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler #1 RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler #2 RenewalUrgent
Steam Boilers - Boiler #3 RenewalUrgent
StudyUrgent
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units (12 Units) RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System - Steam and Heating RenewalHigh
B101001 Structural Frame - Basement Pool Slab RenewalHigh
B201014 Exterior Walls - Masonry Re-pointing - Older RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up - Older RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalHigh
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Fixed Acoustic Tiles RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Lath & Plaster RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Painted Ceiling Structures RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Acoustic Panels RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Condensers - 1971 RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Condensers - 2000 RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Condensers - 2006 RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Drinking Fountains and Coolers - Water Coolers RenewalHigh
Elevators and Lifts - Freight - Traction RenewalHigh
Elevators and Lifts - Passenger - Traction RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Entrance Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - East Windows RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Lockers - Original Building and Additions 1 - 9 RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Painted Concrete RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs - Older RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original Building and Additions 1 - 9 RenewalHigh
Interior Stair Construction - Steel Framed - Original Building and Additions 1 - 9 RenewalHigh
Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Aboveground Asphalt Paved - Site RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete - Site RenewalHigh
Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Pavers - Site RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Refinish Hardwood Stage FloorHigh
Retaining Walls - Stone Flower Beds - Site RenewalHigh
Roof Top AHU - Heat - KDH RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Signage - Site RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Cracked Block Original Building Deteriorated Columns Exterior Bleachers RenewalHigh
StudyHigh
StudyHigh
Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted - Original Building and Additions 1 - 9 RenewalHigh
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH #1 RenewalMedium
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Terrazzo RenewalMedium
Partitions - Interior Partitions - Original Building and Additions 1 - 9 RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Wall Tile RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Vinyl Wallcovering - Library RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Wall Acoustic Panels - Music and Drama Room RenewalMedium

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