Canada Post unveils new sorting facility

Canada Post has unveiled what it described as a “leading-edge zero-carbon parcel sorting facility” with the capacity to process more than a million packages each day.

The Albert Jackson Processing Centre – whose namesake, featured on a 2019 stamp, is believed to be Canada’s first Black letter carrier – will officially open early next year. Part of Canada Post’s transformation plan, the $470 million state-of-the-art facility will operate at 1395 Tapscott Rd. in Scarborough, Ont.

It’s the Crown corporation’s first zero-carbon building and the country’s largest industrial project with the Zero Carbon Building Standard designation. Built to accommodate the expected growth in online shopping, the facility will be able to sort more than 60,000 packages an hour – 50 per cent more than Canada Post’s Gateway facility, currently the company’s largest parcel plant, in Mississauga, Ont.

The corporation plans to increase its parcel capacity by more than 50 per cent over the next seven years to manage the demand beyond 2030.

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