You should place the unit number in one of the following locations:
A civic address is delivery information made up of the following:
1. Before the civic number with a hyphen in between.
Please note: Don’t include a unit identifier (for example, APT) when using this format.
3. On the line above the street information.
If a unit number is assigned, it’s an integral part of the address. You must include it.
1. Without a space between the civic number and the civic number suffix, if the suffix is alpha (a letter).
2. With one space between the civic number and the civic number suffix, if the suffix is a fraction.
1. Without a space in an ordinal number.
2. Without a space in an alphanumeric street name.
When the street name is numeric, there’s only one space and no hyphen between the civic number and the street name.
You should place the street type after the street name in abbreviated format (see Street types for a complete list of common abbreviations).
Sometimes, the street type is also the street name (for example, THE PARKWAY).
1. Before the street name, if the street name isn’t an ordinal number.
2. After the street name, if the street name is an ordinal number.
Street direction should be the last element in the civic address line and should be in abbreviated format (see Street directions for a complete list of common abbreviations).
The municipality name is the official name of the municipality.
You can use abbreviations and valid alternates, but you can’t translate them.
For a complete list of official abbreviations, visit our Municipality Abbreviations page.
The province or territory must appear after the municipality name on the same line. There should be one space between the municipality name and the province or territory.
You should print the province or territory in the official two-letter postal abbreviation (see Canadian provinces and territories names and abbreviations for a complete list of abbreviations). You may also write the province or territory in full.
1. Printed in the official two-letter postal abbreviation.
2. Printed in full.
You may place the postal code on the last line by itself if there’s not enough space to accommodate the municipality, province, and postal code all on one line. But the province name must remain on the same line as the municipality name.
The station information should be present to direct mail to the proper postal installation. This is especially important in larger areas where there’s more than one installation in the same municipality. Station information should appear:
Station = STN
Retail Postal Outlet = RPO