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Friday August 14th, 2015

Posted at 9:01pm

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Door to door mail delivery to homes in East Windsor and Tecumseh is transitioning to community mailboxes next week.

Canada Post announced a plan in December 2013 to end letter carrying for homes across Canada and said the full transition would take five years.

The initial transition will affect just over 5,000 residences in Windsor, Tecumseh and Lakeshore and those affected have received information by mail about the changes, according to Canada Post.

Dozens of new community mailboxes have been installed over the past several weeks in areas served by Canada Post’s Tecumseh letter carrier depot.

In a letter to customers, Canada Post vice president Mary Traversy says the bases of the new boxes will be landscaped in the coming weeks:

Dear Canada Post customer,

As you know, you will begin to receive your mail and parcels at your new community mailbox on Monday, August 17.

Initially, your community mailbox may be installed using a temporary secure concrete base or at a site where we use gravel to grade the box to the adjacent sidewalk or roadway. These are temporary measures. We will return within the coming weeks to complete the installation and landscaping around the mailbox.

Your community mailbox location has not changed and you will use the same keys to access your mail from the same community mailbox module and compartment.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone can access the postal service. If you need special accommodation because you have significant mobility issues and lack alternatives to access your temporary community mailbox, please call us directly at 1-844-454-3009.

If you have previously requested a delivery accommodation and received confirmation from Canada Post, the accommodation will take effect next week when we begin to deliver mail and parcels to your new community mailbox.

Canada Post is proud to serve you and we are committed to making this mail delivery change as smooth and convenient as possible. If you have further questions, please visit canadapost.ca or call 1-844-454-3009.

Sincerely,

Mary Traversy
Senior Vice-President, Business Transformation, Canada Post

Each community mailbox features an outgoing mail slot, as well as parcel-sized doors for packages shipped by Canada Post.

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