From the 416 to the 905, Toronto area codes are about to get a lot more significant
With Toronto’s new area code looming, the Star is predicting a “long-sought bump in prestige” for the dreaded 647 digits and the coveted 416 becoming even more elite. According to the piece—which is remarkably similar to another story on the subject from three months ago—647 has only about 2.5 million numbers left, which are expected to be gone by 2015, leading to the new 365 rolling out sometime in 2014. The Star imagines that the new code will be met with harsh derision; an interviewee was quoted as saying, “If somebody gave me that number, I don’t know if I would put it in my phone.” He doesn’t even like his 647, bemoaning, “I have to act like it’s cool, but really, on the inside, no one wants a 647 number. It feels like a 905 number.”
The news isn’t all bad. Even if Maestro never predicted anything beyond “416 to the 905,” at least Ludacris will have more “hoes” in different area codes.