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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.
58.68 %

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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 RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Stacks & Breaching - B#1, B#2, B#3 and B#4 RenewalUrgent
Heat Generating - Hot Water Boilers - B#3 and B#4 RenewalUrgent
Heat Generating - Steam Boilers - Boilers #1 and #2 RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler #1 and #2 RenewalUrgent
Interior Stair Construction - 10 no.s RenewalUrgent
Other Special Systems and Devices - Diesel Generator Fuel Supply Systems RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B9 RenewalUrgent
Standard Foundations - Pool waterproofing RenewalUrgent
Study [Standard Foundations - Pool waterproofing]Urgent
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed Systems RenewalHigh
B203004 Exterior Doors - Overhead and Roll - up RenewalHigh
C1030 - Fittings - Washroom - Older RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories - Older RenewalHigh
C103017 Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalHigh
C301006 Wall Finishes - Vinyl RenewalHigh
C301009 Wall Finishes - Terrazzo - Older RenewalHigh
C302002 Floor Finishes - Terrazzo - Older RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile - Older RenewalHigh
C302007 Floor Finishes - Painted Sealed Concrete - Older RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - CU #2 RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Condensing Units - AHU #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 RenewalHigh
Cooling Generating Systems - Window AC RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage Tank #1 RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Drinking Fountains and Coolers RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Pipes and Fittings RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump Pumps RenewalHigh
Elevators & Lifts - Passenger Elevator RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems - Centrifugal RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Glass Block - 25% of Glass Brick RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Repairs RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - 25% of chain link fence RenewalHigh
Fin Tube Radiation Units - Perimeter Heating RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Shop areas RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkway - Older RenewalHigh
HVAC Systems and Equipment - Refrigeration Systems - Walk in Freezer RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Piping - First Floor RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Piping - Second Floor RenewalHigh
Heating Water Distribution Systems - Piping - Third Floor RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Doors and Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Branch Wiring - Cabling, Raceways & Bus Ducts Medium Density RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Major Repair [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Other Special Systems and Devices - Auto Hoists RenewalHigh
Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector - Medium RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - North and South lots RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls RenewalHigh
Roadways - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Roof Coverings - Section B5 RenewalHigh
Roof Top AHU - Cool Only - RTU #4 RenewalHigh
Roof Top AHU - Heat & Cool - RTU - AC 101 Thru AC 111 RenewalHigh
Roof Top AHU - Heat Only - HVAC 104 RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Signage RenewalHigh
Site Development - Exterior Stairs RenewalHigh
Standard Foundations - Repairs RenewalHigh
Study [Structural Frame - Original Building]High
Wall Finishes - Painted - Classrooms RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (Classroom) RenewalMedium
C101003 Partitions - Moveable - Foldable Partition (GYM) RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustical ceiling panels RenewalMedium
Fittings - Bleachers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Millwork RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Upgrade Gym - Hardwood Flooring RenewalMedium
Stormwater Management RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Wall Tile - Part of corridors, pool area, WR's RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic - Pool RenewalLow

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