Canada Post Opens $470M E-Commerce Hub to Double Sorting Capacity
Canada Post, the primary postal operator in Canada, has inaugurated the Albert Jackson Processing Centre today, marking a significant milestone in the country's postal service. This state-of-the-art parcel sorting facility is poised to enhance services for Canadians and businesses alike while igniting e-commerce growth across the nation.
The Albert Jackson Processing Centre, situated at 1395 Tapscott Road in Scarborough, Ontario, is Canada Post's largest, quickest, and most eco-friendly parcel sorting facility. With an investment of $470 million, this zero-carbon facility can process up to one million packages daily at full capacity, establishing itself as the hub of Canada's burgeoning e-commerce landscape.
Canada Post's President and CEO, Doug Ettinger, commented on the facility's significance, stating, "The Albert Jackson Processing Centre is much more than a building – it is a generational investment in the future of our country. This facility will drive our network nationwide and help support the Canadian economy for decades to come. It will solidify Canada Post as our country’s e-commerce delivery leader."
The expansion of Canada Post's processing capacity in the Greater Toronto Area, where the majority of the nation's parcels originate, will have a profound ripple effect across the country. As e-commerce is projected to double in Canada over the next decade, this facility plays a pivotal role in connecting Canadians and propelling the retail economy forward.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and the minister responsible for Canada Post, emphasized the importance of this development, stating, "More than ever, Canada needs a strong Canada Post. As Canadians increasingly rely on e-commerce, the ability to effectively deliver goods to every community will be integral to our country’s future. With the opening of the Albert Jackson Processing Centre, Canada Post will have the capacity it needs to enable future e-commerce growth and the transformation of our retail economy."