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Toronto area will add third area code by 2013

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Toronto will be getting a third area code within the next two years, the CRTC confirmed Friday.Area code 437 will begin in March 2013 and will be in addition to the 647 area code which was rolled out in the original 416 region in 2000. The Commission also said that it would set aside the 387 area code for “future relief”.The move comes in in response to the Canadian Numbering Administrator’s assessment that the region will run out of telephone numbers by July 2015. Existing customers will keep their current area code and phone