Area codes 416 and 647

Area codes 416 and 647

Area code 416 is one of the original 86 area codes from 1947, and currently serves the single rate centre of Toronto, Ontario. It has been split twice: the western portion of 416 became area code 519 in 1953, and in 1993 the remaining portion of 416 outside of Metropolitan Toronto (now Toronto) became 905.

In 2001, 416 was overlaid with area code 647. All calls were required to be dialed with ten digits since the introduction of the overlay. It was Canada's first overlay code; a geographic split was impossible due to the high population density and lack of a well-defined boundary to split on.

Along with the neighboring 905, 416 officially became "exhausted" in November, 2005. As a result, all new central office prefixes will be assigned in NPA 647, as there are no longer any available prefixes in 416. At the current rate of growth, a third area code is expected to be required sometime around 2010.

The incumbent local exchange carrier in 416/647 is Bell Canada; the last independent company in the previous 416 area code region was acquired by Bell Canada around the year 1980.

416 in popular culture

In the Greater Toronto Area, to be a "416er" means that one resides within the City of Toronto proper, while "905ers" live in the suburbs. The term "the 416" is also used to describe the area within Toronto proper, while the suburbs are referred to as "the 905" or "the 905 belt" (in this use the term does not include the more distant parts of area code 905, such as Niagara Falls).

Canadian rapper Maestro rendered homage to the area code in his song "416/905 (TO Party Anthem)".

In The Munsters episode "A Visit from Johann", the Happy Valley Lodge is said to be in the 416 area code.Fact|date=December 2007 At that time, what is now 905 area code was part of 416. The hamlet of Happy Valley exists, and is part of King Township, which was part of the 416 area code at the time.

Central Office Codes

416-200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 412 413 414 415 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 475 476 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 583 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 648 649 653 656 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 906 907 908 909 910 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999

647-200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 244 248 258 259 260 261 262 267 268 269 271 272 273 274 277 278 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 302 308 309 317 318 321 328 330 333 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 349 350 367 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 388 393 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 426 427 428 429 430 435 436 438 439 444 448 449 456 476 477 478 500 501 502 504 505 519 580 588 591 600 618 628 637 638 654 668 669 680 684 686 688 722 723 724 726 727 728 746 747 776 777 788 789 801 802 808 818 822 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 866 868 869 878 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 928 929 938 966 968 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999

NOTE: All central office codes reside within the rate centre of Toronto.

* 416-205 is the Central Office Code for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
* 416-212, 416-314, 416-325, 416-326 and 416-327 numbers usually relate to the Government of Ontario.
* 416-392, 416-393, 416-394, 416-395, 416-396 and 416-397 numbers usually relate to the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, and city agencies such as the Toronto Public Library and Toronto Transit Commission.
* 416-341 numbers usually relate to the Rogers Centre.
* 416-978 and more recently 416-946 numbers usually relate to the University of Toronto.
* 416-736 numbers usually relate to York University.
* 416-979 numbers usually relate to Ryerson University.
* 416-808 numbers usually relate to the Toronto Police.
* 416-338 and 416-392 numbers usually relate to the City of Toronto Municipal Government.
* 416-974 numbers usually relate to the Royal Bank of Canada.
* 416-980 numbers usually relate to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
* 416-307, 416-308, 416-982, 416-983 and 416-944 numbers usually relate to the Toronto-Dominion Bank.
* 416-870 and 416-872 are used for mass calling services like radio station contest lines, ticket agencies and recorded/automated messages.
* 416-954 and 416-973 numbers usually relate to the Government of Canada.
* 416-633 usually relate to the Canadian Forces Detachment at Downsview (Denison Armouries)
* 416-340 usually relate to the University Health Network including Toronto General Hospital Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital

NOTE: The 416/647 area code is also used amongst other provincial areas in Southern and Eastern Canada such as Mid-Eastern Quebec, Central New Brunswick, and few places scattered throughout parts of Prince Edward and Newfoundland. These cases are very uncommon and only occur under special circumstances such as a dual area mobility browser, a multiple networking cellular device, and very few other reasons.Fact|date=June 2008 The 416/647 area code is dominantly a number in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario.

ee also

*List of North American area codes
* [http://www.cnac.ca/data/ac416.htm CNA exchange list for area +1-416]
* [http://www.cnac.ca/data/ac647.htm CNA exchange list for area +1-647]
* [http://www.cnac.ca/npa_codes/npa_map.htm Area Code Map of Canada]

Area Code Box 0 | State = ON | This = area code 416/647
N = 905/289
W = 905/289
E = 905/289
S = 905/289


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