Back in 2012, the CRTC forecasted that the coveted 416 Toronto area code would be depleted by July 2015. To combat this they came out with 647 and, years later, 437. In addition, area code 387 was also set aside is to be set aside for future relief.
Glen Brown, project manager with the Canadian Numbering Association, says, “It’s conceivable you could get a 416 number; it’s probably difficult. It would be almost like old currency; it’s theoretically possible to pick up an old nickel or dime or quarter in your change, but the likelihood is greatly diminished,” said Brown. (more…)