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)