8 Broadview

Compiled by Pete Coulman

May 1, 1939

Service begins on new service, operating during rush hours, Monday to Friday (6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and on Saturday (noon to 2:30 p.m.). Buses operate from Broadview and Danforth Avenues via north on Broadview, east on Gamble, north on Pape and east on O’Connor to the corner of Don Mills, returning via the reverse route. At the south end, buses loop clockwise via Erindale, Ellerbeck and Danforth to Broadview.

BROADVIEW

DANFORTH
DON MILLS

Monday to Friday, rush hours
Saturday noon rush hour.

May 29, 1939

A new universal transfer is introduced for the York Township section of the route, replacing FOREST HILL transfers temporarily in use.

June 29, 1939

A new standard city transfer is used on the city section of this route, replacing FORT transfers temporarily in use since May 1, 1939.

March 12, 1941

Afternoon rush hour service increased to 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with new Saturday morning service added between 6:20 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. and afternoon service extended to 6:40 p.m.

January 2, 1942

Weeday service now operates 12 hours per day and Sunday service added from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

September 6, 1942

Sunday service now operates from 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.

October 12, 1942

Route extended east on O’Connor from Don Mills to Plains Road (now Derwyn), near Coxwell Avenue.

BROADVIEW

DANFORTH
D E R W Y N

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

May 27, 1943

Buses now turn back through Erindale loop, north of Danforth Avenue, rather than turning back on street.

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A scan of a BROADVIEW (city portion) transfer, effective December 7, 1945.

September 10, 1945

Operations transferred to Sherbourne Garage.

December 26, 1945

Late night weekday trips added at 12:20 a.m. and 12:40 a.m.

May 5, 1947

Daily service operates from Erindale loop near Broadview and Danforth to Danforth loop near Coxwell and Danforth, via Broadview, O’Connor and Coxwell. Additional service provided between Erindale and Coxwell & Athlone.

BROADVIEW

DANFORTH
ATHALONE

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BROADVIEW

DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

Note: this unusual sign was used frequently on the BROADVIEW route, likely because both loops (Erindale and Danforth) were both at or near Danforth Avenue.

October 3, 1952

All short turns to Athalone and O’Connor now loop via south on Northbrook, west on Plains, north on Greenwood and west on O’Connor, returning to route.

BROADVIEW

DANFORTH
NORTHBROOK

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

July 1, 1954

As part of a general rerouting, BROADVIEW buses now operate from Erindale loop via Broadview and O’Connor to Coxwell, looping via south on Coxwell, west on Plains and north on Lankin to O’Connor, returning over the reverse route. Additional rush hour service provided between Erindale loop and Pape. Service on Coxwell between Danforth and O’Connor replaced by the new O’CONNOR route.

BROADVIEW

DANFORTH
COXWELL

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BROADVIEW

DANFORTH
P A P E

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

Autumn 1956

Assigned route number 8.

BROADVIEW

8

C O X W E L L
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BROADVIEW

8A

P A P E
DANFORTH

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

March 21, 1961

A new branch (8B) launched, extending service to the Thorncliffe Park development. Buses operate from Erindale loop via Broadview, O’Connor, Pape, Millwood and Overlea Drive, looping via Thorncliffe Park Drive East and Thorncliffe Park Drive West back to Overlea, returning via the reverse route. Buses operate ever ten minutes during rush hours and every thirty minutes at all other times, Monday to Friday, and every thirty minutes for twelve hours on Saturday.

Coincident with the 8B extension, 8A rush hour short turn service to Pape discontinued.

BROADVIEW

8

C O X W E L L
DANFORTH

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BROADVIEW

8B

DANFORTH
THORNCLIFFE

Monday to Friday, 18 hours a day
Saturdays, daytime

August 8, 1961

Service through Thorncliffe Park altered. After 4 p.m. every day, buses change from clockwise to counter-clockwise operation through Thorncliffe Park.

February 26, 1966

Coincident with the opening of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY, 8 BROADVIEW buses operate into Broadview station instead of Erindale loop. Also, 8B service through Thorncliffe Park replaced by the new 81 THORNCLIFFE PARK bus route operating from Pape station.

May 13, 1968

A new Monday to Friday, rush hours short turn service established, operating from Broadview Station to Pape.

BROADVIEW

8

C O X W E L L
BROADVIEW STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BROADVIEW

8A

P A P E
BROADVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

September 5, 1972

Service begins on a new branch extending service down Donlands Avenue and Jones Avenue to Queen Street. Buses on the 8B branch operate from Broadview station via Broadview, O’Connor, Donlands, Danforth (transfers required between buses and trains at Donlands station), Jones to Queen, looping via west on Queen, south on Berkshire, east on Eastern, north on Rushbrooke and west on Queen to Jones, returning via reverse route.

Service provided twelve hours a day, Monday through Friday.

BROADVIEW

8

C O X W E L L
BROADVIEW STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BROADVIEW

8A

P A P E
BROADVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

B R O A D V I E W
V I A
DONLANDS-JONES

8B

Q U E E N
BROADVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours and midday

June 24, 1973

New evening and weekend service added to the 8B “Donlands-Jones”. Buses operate every twenty minutes weekeday evenings and all day Saturdays, and every twenty-five minutes on Sundays.

February 3, 1974

Buses provide following level of service:

  • 8 “Coxwell”: 6 minutes during rush hours (3 vehicles), 20 minutes during midday (1 vehicle), 20 minutes during Saturdays (2 vehicles), 20 minutes during Sundays (2 vehicles)
  • 8A “Pape”: 12 minutes during rush hours (1 vehicle)
  • 8B “Queen via Jones”: 12 minutes during rush hours (8 vehicles), 20 minutes during midday (3 vehicles), 20 minutes during Saturdays (2 vehicles), 20 minutes during Sundays (2 vehicles)

January 5, 1976

Additional service provided on O’Connor (west from Pape) and Broadview by a rerouted 100 FLEMINGTON PARK bus.

January 27, 1978

Last day of service on the 8A “Pape” short turn service.

November 22, 1980

8 “Coxwell” service rerouted to run from Broadview station via north on Broadview, east on Cosburn, north on Donlands and east on O’Connor, looping via Coxwell, Plains and Lankin. This provides new service on Cosburn, though it mimics that used to be provided on Gamble Avenue, one block north, from 1939 to 1947.

Service on Broadview north of Cosburn and on O’Connor still provided by the 8B “Queen” service, which on this date is extended south from Queen and Jones via east on Queen, south on Leslie and west on Commissioners to loop at the new Lakeshore Garage. On this day, this branch is redesignated 8C.

BROADVIEW

8

C O X W E L L
BROADVIEW STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

BROADVIEW

8A

P A P E
BROADVIEW STN

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

B R O A D V I E W
V I A
DONLANDS-JONES

8C

COMMISSIONERS
BROADVIEW STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 13, 1984

Last day of operation for the 8C “Donlands-Jones” service. Following the opening of a new bus terminal at Donlands station the next day, service on Donlands provided by a rerouted 56 LEASIDE route. Service on Jones provided by the new 83 JONES route. Also on the following day, service on Cosburn replaced by the new 87 COSBURN route. All 8 BROADVIEW buses now operate from Broadview station via Broadview and O’Connor to loop at Coxwell.

BROADVIEW

8

C O X W E L L
BROADVIEW STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

October 18, 1987

Service operates every twelve minutes during rush hours (with 3 vehicles), every sixteen minutes during midday weekdays and Saturdays (with 2 vehicles) and every fifteen minutes during Sundays (also with 2 vehicles)

February 18, 1996

As part of system-wide service reductions resulting from the loss of provincial subsidy, service on 8 BROADVIEW cut to every thirty minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Only one bus required to maintain service on this route.

November 23, 2008

As part of the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy, additional service added so that service operates whenever the subway is open. Thirty minute frequencies operate at all hours of service.

8

BROADVIEW

 

8

BROADVIEW

TO BROADVIEW STN

TO COXWELL

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

May 8, 2011

As part of a series of system-wide service cuts resulting from a reduction of municipal subsidies for public transportation, service after 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays eliminated.


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