On 2020-01-03 12:11 a.m., Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:
On 2020-Jan-02, at 6:11 PM, Paul Berger via cctalk
> On 2020-01-02 9:58 p.m., Nemo Nusquam via cctalk wrote:
>> On 01/02/20 17:22, Ali wrote:
>>>> Well, Canada Post stopped delivering to individual >houses years ago.
>>> How does that work?
>> Community mailboxes that serve a neighbourhood. You need to trek to one to pick
up your mail.
> A good part of the city where I live still has door to door delivery from Canada
Post, but on the other hand the community where I grew up never did.
Resistance because people whined about having to walk a block to get
their mail, while in many small communities the residents never had door
to door delivery and always picked up their mail at the box lobby at the
local post office.? Even though these where small communities, the
majority of the residents travel further to get their mail than the vast
majority of people who get their mail from a community box, knowing this
I have little sympathy for the people now whining about having to pick
up their mail from a community box.? Yes Canada Post did stop door to
door delivery in parts of my city but did back off for now.
At-property delivery is still present in neighbourhoods whose development predates the
change in delivery policy. The change, IIRC, was sometime in the late-70s. Neighbourhoods
developed (subdivision/rezoning) after the policy change get community boxes, even if
immediately adjacent to a neighbourhood with at-property. A new house built in an old
(pre-change) neighbourhood will still get at-property.
At least that's the general rule as I've observed it. Canada Post has tried to
get rid of at-property delivery a few times and met with resistance.