OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa advises that mail delivery could be delayed due to the Canada Post rotating labour disruption.
As of Monday, October 22, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (C.U.P.W.) has initiated rotating strikes in a few specific areas at a time, which impacts the areas for 24 hours. C.U.P.W. has given notice to Canada Post that it intends to hold rotating strikes in the Greater Toronto Area and most of the 905-region on Tuesday, October 23. Canada Post has indicated that customers across the country may see delays for parcel and mail delivery.
Canada Post advises it continues to operate across the rest of Canada and will:
- continue to accept, process and deliver mail and parcels in all other areas; and,
- once the temporary disruption ends, will return to normal operations in the affected locations.
The City of Oshawa advises residents who use the postal system to consider in-person and/or online methods to pay their bills to ensure that payments are received by the due dates and avoid late payment charges.
For further information on in-person and online City payments, including parking tickets, contact Service Oshawa by phone at 905-436-3311 or in-person at 50 Centre Street South during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).
For activeOshawa guide registration, register online or visit a City recreation facility to register in-person for upcoming programs and courses. Please note that the Arts Resource Centre and Service Oshawa are drop-off locations only.
City of Oshawa property tax payments must be received on or before the due date to avoid a late payment charge of 1.25% calculated monthly on the first day of each month. If a service disruption occurs, residents have a number of ways to pay their tax bill including:
- in-person at Service Oshawa (located at City Hall, 50 Centre Street South; Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.);
- by external drop box located outside the main entrance on the south side of City Hall (cheque only);
- at most chartered banks and financial institutions in-person, by telephone banking or online banking (subject to bank charges, if applicable); or
- through a mortgage company (if you pay your property taxes to a mortgage company, the company submits the payment to the City on your behalf).
For future payments, the City of Oshawa offers a pre-authorized payment plan for automated payments. The enrolment form is available online and can be submitted electronically or in-person at Service Oshawa. Additionally, residents are encouraged to register for epost, a safe, secure and free online tool that allows you to receive your bills online. Once registered, residents can access their Inbox and subscribe to “City of Oshawa – Property Tax Bill” as a Mailer to begin receiving their municipal tax bills online.
For further information on Canada Post and CUPW negotiations, visit canadapost.ca/update to sign up for email updates.