Utility works and geotechnical tests taking place near the future Don Mills (Crosstown) Station

January 6, 2016

This is an update to let you know that bore hole activities that have been taking place near the future Don Mills Station since mid-December 2015 will continue to the week of January 11, 2016. 


Metrolinx continues to build the Eglinton Crosstown Line (Line). It is now partnering with Crosstown Transit Solutions (CTS) to design and construct the stations and stops, track work, and signaling system for the Line. Before starting construction on the future Don Mills (Crosstown) Station, CTS will conduct a number of activities in the vicinity to prepare the site for construction.

What work is taking place? 

  • A crew is cutting bore holes in the road asphalt and on the boulevard to confirm the existing data of soil, rocks, and utilities conditions in the area. The small holes will be cut along Eglinton Avenue East from Don Mills Road to Gervais Drive. 
  • You will see heavy trucks and equipment in the area as crews move from one test hole to the next. 
  • While work is underway, nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear some noise related to drilling, saw-cutting, hydro-vaccing, and use of heavy equipment. 


  • The geotechnical work began in third week of December 2015. 
  • The remaining drilling activities will last for a short duration and will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
  • The work is expected to last until the week of January 11, 2016.
  • Work could be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


  • Our crews will be visible on Don Mills Road north of Eglinton Avenue and along Eglinton Avenue, east and west of Don Mills Road.

Traffic Details:

  • Occasional and temporary lane closures may be required along the eastbound lane of Eglinton Avenue East; and the northbound lane along Don Mills Road, north of Eglinton Avenue.
  • A paid-duty officer will be in place to provide traffic control assistance at intersections, as required.


  • Access to and from properties will be maintained.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction areas.

Please Contact Us

For more information about preparatory works in the vicinity of the future Don Mills (Crosstown) Station or the Eglinton Line, please contact us.

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