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June 24, 2011
City of Toronto Ontario Works cheques for July to be picked up
Due to the current postal disruption, City of Toronto residents who would normally receive their July 1 Ontario Works cheque in the mail should pick up their cheque at their regular Employment and Social Services location at the time specified below:

Clients whose last name begins with the letters:
A to K: Cheque pickup date is Tuesday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
L to Z: Cheque pickup date is Wednesday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Clients who are unable to pick up their cheques on the above dates can pick them up on Thursday, June 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appropriate identification is required in order to pick up a cheque. Examples of appropriate identification are a birth certificate, driver's licence, passport or immigration documents.

Clients who normally receive their payments by direct bank deposit are not affected. The Drug Benefit Card has been extended to cover clients during the month of July.

These arrangements are in effect whether or not members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) return to work.

For more information, clients can call their caseworkers or for a complete list of office locations visit

Information about other City services affected by the disruption of postal services is available on the City's website at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Brenda Nesbitt
Acting General Manager
Toronto Employment and Social Services



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