End of door-to-door mail delivery begins in Oakville

GTA community will be one of the first in the country to see new community mailboxes

Oakville will become one of the first communities in the country to make the first move towards the end of door-to-door mail delivery this fall.

Canada Post announced Thursday morning eleven centres that will see mail come community boxes and Canada Post begins its move to end door-to-door delivery.

Over 26, 000 Oakville addresses will lose door to door delivery in the fall, the most of any community announced Thursday.

About 60% of Oakville already gets mail delivery in community boxes.

It's the first stage of a five-year plan announced in December and will involve about 100,000 addresses.

Canada Post says that in large cities during this phase, only a few neighbourhoods will be affected, and delivery will continue to businesses.

In the smaller municipalities, nearly all households and a higher proportion of businesses will move to community mailboxes.

Canada Post says these neighbourhoods are near areas that already have community mailboxes, so the infrastructure is already in place.

Any Oakville residents that will be affected will soon get information in the mail regarding the change and asking for feedback. Canada Post is promising to work with local officials in picking community mailbox locations.

The national mail service says rising costs and falling mail volumes have made it impossible to continue its traditional operations.

It says only about one-third of Canadians are still getting home delivery.

The 11 communities and the approximate number of affected addresses are:
- Calgary (10,450 addresses)
- Fort McMurray, Alta. (8,450 addresses)
- Some neighbourhoods in Winnipeg (12,500 addresses)
- Oakville, Ont. (26,400 addresses)
- Neighbourhoods in Kanata (7,900 addresses)
- Rosemere, Que. (3,350 addresses)
- Lorraine, Que. (2,550 addresses)
- Bois-des-Filion, Que. (2,750 addresses)
- Charlemagne, Que. (1,300 addresses)
- Repentigny, Que. (14,400 addresses)
- Halifax, NS (9,950 addresses)

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  1. john posted on 02/20/2014 11:01 AM
    the anti union apocalypses is about to begin HA HA HA HA HA
    not only dos it show u how useless unions are but also how useless Canada post is now ..
  2. Frankie posted on 02/20/2014 11:42 AM
    Now that they're eliminating door-to-door delivery has anyone bothered to ask how many postmen/women they'll be getting rid of?
    1. Jack posted on 02/20/2014 12:51 PM
      @Frankie They brought it on themselves; they went along with their union's "Entitled to everything, Accountable for nothing" philosophy and priced themselves right out of a job. It would be nice if other unionized workers saw them as an example of why they need to decertify their unions, but I'm not holding my breath.
  3. Sam posted on 02/20/2014 12:54 PM
    ATTENTION CANADA POST EMPLOYEES: It's not too late. Your union has nearly killed the corporation that supplies your livelihood, but you can still fix this. Find the Labourwatch website, you'll find instructions there on how to decertify your union. The greedy crooks who are pricing you right out of a job will lose their power over you, your workplace will go back to being an honest one, and everyone will benefit.

    It's up to you: Watch your employer go bankrupt for the sake of your union boss's greed, or throw off those shackles and keep working.
  4. john posted on 02/20/2014 01:31 PM
    i hear crickets
  5. Vera posted on 03/09/2014 12:06 PM
    Except no, they are not working with the municipalities to determine locations, they are using the municipal right of ways and sticking them on the corner lots without any say from anybody affected. They refuse to talk to the municipal officials. I found this out because I am a corner lot and cannot get an answer from anybody on whether I can refuse to have this monstrosity on my property.
    1. Dean posted on 03/09/2014 02:47 PM
      @Vera It's hardly a monstrosity, you bellyaching pissant. It's an unobtrusive box, just like communities all across Canada have already been using for 20 years without problems.
    2. Vera posted on 04/16/2014 03:54 PM
      @Dean Dean get your head out of your suburban a.s.s. The developments that have these boxes do not get them suddenly stuck on their property years later, the locations are pre-planned when you buy your house in nowhere-ville. It's a completely different situation than sticking them on your property 25 years after you move in a house. Once you have these boxes your lot value goes down by at least 50K.
    3. ver posted on 04/16/2014 03:58 PM
      @Dean Dean get out of your suburban minivan and visit established areas. When you buy a house in a subdivision you know where these go, they don't come along 25 years later and plunk it on your property. You would be pissed off if they stuck one on your lawn years after you moved in. The subdivisions have these locations pre-planned.
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