Toronto's Phone Book No Longer Delivered. Did Anyone Notice?

#Telephone

Thu, May 27th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

The telephone book white pages, a household icon started in 1879 that enabled Torontonians to find each other, was not delivered this year. With callers using the Internet to find numbers online, no one noticed. While once upon a time newspapers heralded the book's annual arrival, marvelling at its expanding girth, a measure of a city's growth and wealth, today Toronto's home telephone book may well be out of service, as passé as rotary dial.

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