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Construction starting at 16 – 18 Main Street

Construction is starting at the southwest corner of Davis Drive and Main Street (Wimpy’s plaza). The area is being excavated and cleared to prepare for building a retaining wall and widening Davis Drive. Preparation work will start the week of August 1 and then retaining wall construction will follow. This work is scheduled to be completed by early November.

What will this work include?

• Fencing the construction area (see diagram), clearing landscaping and existing asphalt, and excavating earth.
• Construction materials will be stored on the vacant property in the south east corner of the intersection and construction vehicles will move between the two locations. Police will help direct Davis Drive traffic as needed.

All businesses and plaza entrances will remain open during construction.

Will parking or traffic lanes be affected?

• During construction, vehicles will be able to enter the plaza from Davis Drive or from Main Street, but will not be able to drive or park across the section of parking lot facing Davis Drive.
• Temporary closures of the eastbound curb lane of Davis Drive will be required during construction.

Will sidewalks or transit be affected?

• The sidewalk on the south side of Davis Drive may need to be closed temporarily during certain phases of work. Follow on-site signs for pedestrian detour.
• Flag personnel will direct pedestrians around the work area.
• Main Street sidewalks will remain open.
• YRT and Go Transit stop #2607 has been relocated one streetlight to the west.

If you have questions about the Davis Drive rapidway project, please contact Andrea Witty, Community Liaison Specialist at or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1022.

Construction work areas at 16 - 18 Main Street 

construction updates + tours!

June 21 event on Davis Drive in Newmarket

On Saturday, June 21, we held held a community event on Davis Drive in Newmarket. Over 200 people joined us for tours of vivaNext construction on Davis Drive, and while they were there, entered a ballot to win one of five ShopDavis prize packs.

contest winners

Summer Pack: Kelly Towsley

Food and Drink Pack: Penelope Rodrigo

Services and Spa Pack: Susan Wlawship

Tech Pack: Rachel M Hayton

Home and Garden Pack: Mark Dimmel

Smart Commute Pack: Glen McKnight

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our local shops and businesses along Davis Drive during construction. If you haven’t visited Davis Drive yet, come down and check out what Davis Drive businesses have in store, and stop by to shop and dine!

Prize packs include merchandise from these Davis Drive businesses:

Alexsandro’s Hair Studio Lipton’s Audio Video
All Pro Sports Philthy Phillys
Baskin Robins Pirate’s Cove
Dollarama Pita Pit
EZ Mart Rick’s Cookhouse
Factory Direct Scanica Furniture
For All Occasions Gift Baskets & Sweets Simply Flowers
Fusion Eye Care Skycare Pharmacy
Giant Tiger Tap & Vine Cellars
Good Will Techbuy Inc.
GoodYear That Bead Lady
Henry’s Vince’s Deli
Home Outfitter’s Wimpy’s Diner
J.O.G Paint & Wall Coverings Yonge Spa
Lilian Nails


See the Contest Rules and Regulations