Canada Post announces first communities to lose home delivery

(MICHAEL PEELING/QMI Agency Files)

(MICHAEL PEELING/QMI Agency Files)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 PM ET

Canada Post has announced the first 11 cities across the country that will be switched from home delivery to community mailboxes this fall.

"In the larger cities in this initial stage, only a few specific neighbourhoods will be affected," Canada Post said in a news release.

The largest cities in the first phase of the five-year transition are Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa (Kanata) and Halifax.

Businesses will, for the most part, maintain door-to-door delivery, the release says.

Rural addresses with a mailbox at the end of a driveway won't see changes and neither will residents of apartment buildings, condominiums or seniors' residences where mail is delivered in the lobby.

Residents will be notified about the specifics of the change.

Canada Post said it will "seek input" about residents with mobility challenges to find solutions for those who may have difficulty getting to a community mailbox.

The other communities included in the first phase are Fort McMurray, Alta., Oakville, Ont., Rosemere, Que., Lorraine, Que., Bois-des-Filion, Que., Charlemagne, Que., and Repentigny, Que.

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