New postal codes on the way to Waterdown, Millgrove, Freelton

News Jun 09, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Residents of Waterdown will have a new postal code this summer.

Phil Legault, Canada Post manager of media relations, confirmed that Waterdown, Freelton and Millgrove residents served by the Waterdown Canada Post depot will need to update their addresses in the coming months.

He noted residents who currently have an L0R postal code will have their mailing address changed to an L8B postal code.

“All the residents have received a notice…about their mailing address and that it will be changing,” he said. “They’re going to be getting another letter later in June with their new postal code and when the new postal code will come into effect.”

Legault added all residents with changed postal codes will get free mail forwarding for a year to allow them time to change their addresses.

He noted the changes are due to population growth.

“We’re just seeing so much growth within the area,” he said. “People are using the post office so much differently these days – they’re mailing fewer letters and cards, but they’re using us much more as an E-commerce business.

“They’re shopping more online, the parcel business is really booming for us, so we’re feeling those two pressures that we really have to make some changes.”

Legault added Canada Post is always reviewing its network and taking a look at communities like Waterdown.

“Seeing if it’s time for them to make a change, to make their postal code much more accurate for their street address,” he said. “(Waterdown) is really seeing a lot of growth that we need to make sure we’re ready for and we need to start thinking of and building delivery routes that are going to be safe and efficient for our delivery agents, but also an efficient system to get the mail to our residents.”

Legault said routes will change as more homes are built. Canada Post adds about 200,000 addresses to its delivery system every year.

However, he said, Canada Post will only change a postal code once, at the most.

“Places like Waterdown, this will be the change that will happen,” he said. “Anything else that happens within Waterdown, we can now accommodate.” Legault noted the first three characters in a postal code are known as a FSA, or forward sorting address, which describes an area. The last three digits define it further to a street and neighbourhood.

“This will allow us to grow with this FSA for this area,” he said. “This is a one-time thing.”

New postal codes on the way to Waterdown, Millgrove, Freelton

Canada Post replacing LOR designation

News Jun 09, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Residents of Waterdown will have a new postal code this summer.

Phil Legault, Canada Post manager of media relations, confirmed that Waterdown, Freelton and Millgrove residents served by the Waterdown Canada Post depot will need to update their addresses in the coming months.

He noted residents who currently have an L0R postal code will have their mailing address changed to an L8B postal code.

“All the residents have received a notice…about their mailing address and that it will be changing,” he said. “They’re going to be getting another letter later in June with their new postal code and when the new postal code will come into effect.”

Legault added all residents with changed postal codes will get free mail forwarding for a year to allow them time to change their addresses.

He noted the changes are due to population growth.

“We’re just seeing so much growth within the area,” he said. “People are using the post office so much differently these days – they’re mailing fewer letters and cards, but they’re using us much more as an E-commerce business.

“They’re shopping more online, the parcel business is really booming for us, so we’re feeling those two pressures that we really have to make some changes.”

Legault added Canada Post is always reviewing its network and taking a look at communities like Waterdown.

“Seeing if it’s time for them to make a change, to make their postal code much more accurate for their street address,” he said. “(Waterdown) is really seeing a lot of growth that we need to make sure we’re ready for and we need to start thinking of and building delivery routes that are going to be safe and efficient for our delivery agents, but also an efficient system to get the mail to our residents.”

Legault said routes will change as more homes are built. Canada Post adds about 200,000 addresses to its delivery system every year.

However, he said, Canada Post will only change a postal code once, at the most.

“Places like Waterdown, this will be the change that will happen,” he said. “Anything else that happens within Waterdown, we can now accommodate.” Legault noted the first three characters in a postal code are known as a FSA, or forward sorting address, which describes an area. The last three digits define it further to a street and neighbourhood.

“This will allow us to grow with this FSA for this area,” he said. “This is a one-time thing.”

New postal codes on the way to Waterdown, Millgrove, Freelton

Canada Post replacing LOR designation

News Jun 09, 2016 by Mac Christie Flamborough Review

Residents of Waterdown will have a new postal code this summer.

Phil Legault, Canada Post manager of media relations, confirmed that Waterdown, Freelton and Millgrove residents served by the Waterdown Canada Post depot will need to update their addresses in the coming months.

He noted residents who currently have an L0R postal code will have their mailing address changed to an L8B postal code.

“All the residents have received a notice…about their mailing address and that it will be changing,” he said. “They’re going to be getting another letter later in June with their new postal code and when the new postal code will come into effect.”

Legault added all residents with changed postal codes will get free mail forwarding for a year to allow them time to change their addresses.

He noted the changes are due to population growth.

“We’re just seeing so much growth within the area,” he said. “People are using the post office so much differently these days – they’re mailing fewer letters and cards, but they’re using us much more as an E-commerce business.

“They’re shopping more online, the parcel business is really booming for us, so we’re feeling those two pressures that we really have to make some changes.”

Legault added Canada Post is always reviewing its network and taking a look at communities like Waterdown.

“Seeing if it’s time for them to make a change, to make their postal code much more accurate for their street address,” he said. “(Waterdown) is really seeing a lot of growth that we need to make sure we’re ready for and we need to start thinking of and building delivery routes that are going to be safe and efficient for our delivery agents, but also an efficient system to get the mail to our residents.”

Legault said routes will change as more homes are built. Canada Post adds about 200,000 addresses to its delivery system every year.

However, he said, Canada Post will only change a postal code once, at the most.

“Places like Waterdown, this will be the change that will happen,” he said. “Anything else that happens within Waterdown, we can now accommodate.” Legault noted the first three characters in a postal code are known as a FSA, or forward sorting address, which describes an area. The last three digits define it further to a street and neighbourhood.

“This will allow us to grow with this FSA for this area,” he said. “This is a one-time thing.”