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Fencing vacant lots

Several properties were acquired and removed as part of the Davis Drive rapidway project. As a good neighbour wanting to maintain a pleasant setting, we are committed to caring for these properties with general maintenance. The temporary construction fencing is now being replaced with permanent fencing for the duration of the vivaNext project.

What properties will be fenced?

All properties acquired as part of the project will be fenced.

What type of fencing will be installed?

Paddock-style fencing will be installed along the front portion of each property, with a gate to allow access to construction and property maintenance staff.

When will it start?

Installation of the paddock-style fences will start on Monday, June 6 and will be completed within four weeks.*

Why are the new fences so far back from Davis Drive?

The new fences are being installed farther back from Davis Drive to allow utilities to be relocated and the roadway to be widened.

How will the properties be used in future?

Some properties will be used for storage of construction materials, and as work areas when crews are working nearby. Contractors may also use some properties for parking. Once the rapidway project is complete, York Region and Metrolinx will determine on a case-by-case basis, the future of each property.

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.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided whenever possible.

Example of paddock-style fencing

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