Yesterday I walked the entire length of Davis Dr to check out the new Viva rapidway.
According to the VivaNext website, the project is close to 80% complete, with landscaping, streetscaping and other finishing touches to be completed in the spring. One thing that is a little different here compared to Highway 7 is that, except at intersections or curbside bus stops, the sidewalks are concrete instead of brick. But nevertheless, the quality of landscaping in York Region are extremely generous for a suburban road. Most downtown streets in North America don't look as good as this.
A number of new retaining walls have been constructed after the road widening. Ideally these walls should be knocked down when the properties get redeveloped, but to their credit each wall has a unique design and look fairly decent. All of them have the same black fence at the top, except for the white retaining wall (3rd photo).
Question: why do some planters have a double-height wall next to the road while others don't? Furthermore, this planter also has angled edges while the other planters have vertical edges. Just curious what's the reason for that.
The bridge over this little creek has the same black fence as the retaining walls.