Due to the “growing use of cell phones and other mobile devices” the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will welcome a couple new area codes to the mix on March 25th. The Telecommunications Alliance – which is comprised of Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Vidéotron – previously made this announcement back in July of 2011, but reinforced this news today. If you’re in the Toronto area you’ll be seeing area code 437 added to 416/647 area codes. In addition, 365 area code will be added to the 905/289 regions.
The 416/647 area codes are estimated to run out by July of 2015 and these new area codes, according to Glenn Pilley, Director of the Canadian Numbering Administrator, are expected “to be assigned over the coming months as part of a seamless transition process.”