Continued Geotechnical Testing on Cowbell Lane for Future Eglinton Station

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March 18, 2016

Upcoming Works – Geotechnical Testing  

  • Crews will drill 2 boreholes to determine the condition of existing asphalt, soil and rocks along Cowbell Lane.
  • Boreholes will be drilled along Cowbell Lane, between Eglinton Avenue East and Soudan Avenue.


  • Geotechnical works will begin as early as Monday, March 21 and will continue for approximately one week. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Works will be conducted between the hours of approximately 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

 Cowbell lane will have the following closures:

  • For 2 to 3 days Cowbell Lane will be closed to and from Eglinton Ave East. No property access will be blocked; however, vehicular traffic and pedestrians may access Cowbell Lane from Soudan Avenue.
  • For 2 to 3 additional days, Cowbell Lane will be closed directly behind 2245 Yonge Street. Loading bays and driveway access up to 1 Eglinton Ave East can be accessed from Cowbell Lane via Eglinton Avenue East. Properties south of 2245 Yonge Street must access Cowbell Lane via Soudan Avenue. 
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction sites.

What to expect 

  • Equipment and work trucks will be present along Cowbell Lane, between Eglinton Avenue East and Soudan Avenue.
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear noise related to drilling, saw-cutting, hydro-vaccing, and the use of heavy equipment.

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Nicole DiCarlo at (416) 482-7411. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.


The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.

Please support your local businesses during construction.