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New area codes coming soon in Ontario


New area codes will be introduced over the next year in Ontario. The following regions will be affected:

RegionCurrent area code(s)New area code to be addedNew area code start date
Toronto416, 647437March 25, 2013
Greater Toronto Area905, 289365March 25, 2013


What this means for you

Introducing a new area code in a region already served by another code creates only minor changes.

  • Only new phone numbers are affected by the addition.
  • Existing phone numbers keep the same area code and are not changed in any way.
  • Local calling areas remain the same.
  • The 9-1-1 emergency number remains a three-digit number throughout the area.
For more information, visit www.newareacodes.ca.

Why new area codes are needed

The introduction of new area codes is the result of decisions by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in response to the increased demand for communications services. New area codes allow for the creation of millions of new phone numbers.

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