Canada Post’s new community mailboxes are starting to take shape in Calgary as part of a streamlining process that will see less door-to-door delivery across the country.
The move comes after the crown company announced it will have to eliminate thousands of jobs in order to save costs.
John Hamilton, a spokesperson with Canada Post, said they have taken feedback from Calgarians into account.
“What we found in Calgary, when we surveyed if you want larger sites of boxes located a little farther away or smaller sites closer to your home so you can walk to it, about 85 per cent said they wanted smaller clusters of boxes located closer to their homes,” said Hamilton. “We built our plans based on that and are now in the process of rolling that out.”
The first wave of the community boxes are now being installed with more to follow in the fall and over the next five years.
Hamilton said Canada Post is sending notices to anyone who will have to make the switch. The notices will detail where the new mailboxes are located, how to get keys, and exactly when their mail delivery will change.
Canada Post is still mapping out the five-year shift to the super boxes but anyone looking to see where their community is at in the process can look on the company’s website.