The Town of Richmond Hill has won the hearts and minds of the avant garde art world with a long-running installation entitled “Pedestrians Use South Sidewalk – Sidewalk Closed“. The new municipal work consists of bright blue fencing, sand, boulders and heavy machinery. The installation is part of an ongoing series of art projects called “Dewatering Wells“, a multi-million dollar effort to prove that with enough time, effort and taxpayer dollars, it really is possible to make water flow uphill.
So far, the thousands of GO Transit users who normally rely on the north sidewalk have been enthusiastic about the new art installation. In fact, most view the daily detour as part of the overall experience, a poignant symbol of never-ending construction and runaway growth.
“Pedestrians Use South Sidewalk – Sidewalk Closed” was scheduled to close last spring but has been held over due to popular demand. The work can be viewed at the north-west corner of Major Mackenzie Drive and Newkirk Road. Admission free.