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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.

59.36 %

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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.).

Roof Coverings - Greenhouse roof DE1 RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Original Building RenewalUrgent
Roof Coverings - Section B, B2, B3, C3 RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - Classrooms RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Chemical Feed System RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment - Circ Pumps RenewalHigh
Auxiliary Equipment -Stacks & Breaching RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Acoustic tiles RenewalHigh
Chilled Water Systems RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - Pneumatic control system RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System RenewalHigh
Energy Supply - Gas RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Walls - Wall Expansion Joints RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Original Building RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows - Stairwell RenewalHigh
Fencing & Gates - Fence RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers - Pool boiler RenewalHigh
Hot Water Boilers RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Original Building & Addition RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards RenewalHigh
Major Repair [B1010 -Floor Construction- Firestopping]High
Major Repair-Lavatories and UrinalsHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Library East wing RenewalHigh
Other Heat Generating Systems - Library west wing RenewalHigh
Parking Lots - Original Building RenewalHigh
Playing Fields - Football Field - Unpaved RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures RenewalHigh
Public Address Systems - PA System RenewalHigh
Rain Water Drainage - Cast Iron Piping RenewalHigh
Retaining Walls - Original Building RenewalHigh
Roadways - Original Building RenewalHigh
Sanitary Waste RenewalHigh
Site Development - Concrete Exterior Stairs - Original Building RenewalHigh
Standard Foundations - Damproofing RenewalHigh
Storm Water Management - Catch Basins RenewalHigh
Structural Frame - Concrete Spalling RenewalHigh
Study [Domestic Water Distribution - Plumbing Piping System]High
Study[Rain Water Drainage - Cast Iron Piping]High
Terminal & Package Units RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalMedium
Domestic Water Distribution - Sump & DHW Circ. Pumps RenewalMedium
Exhaust Systems RenewalMedium
Fittings - Auditorium Seating RenewalMedium
Fittings - Lockers RenewalMedium
Fittings - Original Building RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Ceramic tile RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tiles RenewalMedium
Landscaping - Original Building RenewalMedium
Partitions - Addition RenewalMedium
Partitions - Localized Cracks RenewalMedium
Partitions - Moveable RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Oiginal Building RenewalMedium
Storm Water Management - Field Drainage RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Ceramic Tile RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalMedium

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