A fast growing evergreen

I live in Toronto and want more privacy. I like to plant a fast growing evergreen ( with in the beginning a small root ) between a pool and a yew hedge. Half sun/half shade and clay / wet soil.…

Backyard fence

I want to plant a fence that will provide privacy all year round as my backyard is fully exposed to neighbours. South facing, dry,clay, Ottawa (think it is zone 4). I like the red obelisk beech and was thinking of…