Dense urban cores last to lose door-to-door service, Canada Post says

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OTTAWA - Canada Post says densely populated urban centres in the country's largest cities will be the last to lose their door-to-door delivery service.

The postal service says the older neighbourhoods and smaller lots in the urban cores present different challenges for locating community mailboxes than suburban areas.

So, Canada Post says it will leave the majority of these areas until the final stage of its plan to phase out door-to-door mail delivery.

Mail for those who currently receive door-to-door service will be delivered to communal neighbourhood "superboxes."

The post office was widely criticized when it announced the plan late last year.

About one-third of Canadian households receive their mail at their door. The rest pick up their mail at a central location, like an apartment lobby, community mailbox, rural mailbox or delivery facility.

Organizations: Canada Post

Geographic location: OTTAWA

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