B.C. and Toronto to get new area codes

Thanks to the tremendous surge in mobile phone adoption, phone numbers are running out fast in Canada.

Recently, Toronto was granted a new area code, 437, which will be effective in March of 2013.

Now, the CRTC has announced that B.C. will be given a new area code, too. 236 will be added to the existing roster of 250, 604, and 778, which are expected to run out in 2016.  236 will be implemented in June of 2013.

The CRTC also set aside a “future relief” area code, 672.