Yew or Beech for Hedging?

Good morning, I want to plant a hedge under the dining room window to provide some screening (pic included): Target final height 7′ / 8′ Bed width 2′-6″ Total length 14′ Drip line for watering N exposure, top soil, 2-3…

Alternative to hicks yew

Want to plant a hedge using hicks yew which would suit conditions, ie (shaded area, well drained soil and formal looking in guelph) but I noticed that berries are poisonous. ..oops I have dogs and grandchildren…can u suggest an alternative…