flag_of_canadaThe crew at Determination Drilling loves adventure!  We’ve been to some amazing, remote places which people typically wouldn’t visit for a vacation.  Our work has allowed us to experience the northern lights of the Arctic Circle, the hospitality of the east coast, and the relentless mosquitoes of the James Bay Lowlands.  No project is too far or complicated for us to complete safely, and efficiently.  We are logistics experts, and always find a way to get our equipment from point A to point B whether by road, rail, air, or water.

Our motto is the 6 Ps:

Pre Project Planning Prevents Poor Performance

This means expecting the unexpected, and having spares readily available to minimize downtime.  DDSI has a strict equipment maintenance program and performs all of it’s own repairs in house to ensure it’s done properly and on time.  Our trucks are all very reliable thanks to the equipment maintenance program we are committed to at Fleet Tech

We have been drilling the soils and rock of our huge country since 2004.  Experience drilling boreholes and core holes in the this diverse geology has given our drilling technicians new challenges everyday, and through experience/support we’re able to overcome them.

Though Determination Drilling is based out of Southern Ontario, it does not limit us to that area. We have drilled many other provinces/territories like Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. We have been drilling in far James Bay many times for exploration drilling of kimberlite pipes, we’ve been to Newfoundland and Labrador several times diamond core drilling the iron ore, and traveled above the arctic circle to Nunavut for a variety of different mining & infrastructure related projects.

We also take on bigger projects in Southern Ontario, naming a few, we have done geotechnical drilling on the 400 series highways dozens of times, drilling for CN, CP, & Metrolinx for new and old rail lines, and have also found ourselves drilling off barges in the Welland Canal for Highway 406 and Lake Ontario for Ontario Place. We  have gone to many different chemical plants and steel plants, which require a great deal of Health & Safety protocol to complete environmental drilling.  Basically, with our comprehensive HSE plan we are able to safely drill virtually anywhere by mitigating potential hazards before they become an issue.




IVOR WYNNE STADIUM/TIM HORTONS FIELD : Geotechnical Drilling Investigations – Hamilton, Ontario

5 WING GOOSE BAY : Environmental Drilling Investigation – Goose Bay, Labrador

DEBEERS VICTOR PROJECT : Environmental/Exploration Drilling Investigation – James Bay Lowlands

D.E.W. LINE STATION, FOX 2 : Environmental Drilling Investigation – Baffin Island, Nunavut

PANGNIRTUNG WHARF : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Baffin Island, Nunavut

IRON ORE COMPANY OF CANADA : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Labrador City, Newfoundland

NORONT RESOURCES RING OF FIRE : Environmental/Exploration Drilling Investigation – Webequie, Ontario

C.F.B. BORDEN/MEAFORD/TRENTON : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Ontario

BIOX BIODIESEL FACILITY : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Hamilton, Ontario

TRANSCANADA HWY 17 : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Thunder Bay/Wawa, Ontario

MORRISON LAKE : 5 ton Geothermal Installation – Bracebridge, Ontario

SUNCOR : Environmental Assessment – Sarnia, Ontario

OPG NUCLEAR PLANTS : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Bruce/Pickering, Ontario

HYDRO/ELECTRIC DAM : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

TRENT RUBBER : Environmental Assessment – Lindsay, Ontario

QEW HWY : Geotechnical Drilling Investigations – Hamilton/Oakville/Grimsby.Fort Erie, Ontario

PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Toronto, Ontario

MORE AIRPORTS : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Hamilton/Niagara/Kitchener/London/Welland/Trenton/Toronto Island

RANDALL REEF : Environmental Assessment – Hamilton Harbour

WOODWARD AVE. WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT : Geotechnical Assessment – Hamilton, Ontario

TCE IMPACT MONITORING : Environmental Assessment – Cambridge, Ontario

WIND FARMS: Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Niagara/Haldimand/Manitoulin, Ontario

SOLAR FARMS : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Niagara/Haldimand/Napanee, Ontario

FERRIS WHEEL/TABLE ROCK RESTAURANT : Geotechnical Drilling Investigations – Niagara Falls, Ontario

MUNICIPAL STAGING YARD : Environmental Injections – Manitoulin Island, Ontario

FORD CANADA : Environmental Assessment – Assembly Plant, Oakville, Ontario

STELCO/DOFASCO : Environmental/Geotechnical Investigation – Hamilton, Ontario

WALMART : Geotechnical Drilling Investigation – Hamilton/Niagara/Toronto, Ontario

PARKS CANADA : Haliburton Water Level Dam Investigations – Haliburton, Ontario

CITY OF HAMILTON: Upper Centennial Trunk Sewer Tunnel Project – Hamilton, Ontario

METROLINX : Hamilton LRT – Hamilton, Ontario