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80 Queensway

Compiled by Pete Coulman

September 1, 1963

As part of a system-wide realignment and improvement of suburban TTC services, service begins on the 80 QUEENSWAY bus, replacing portions of the 69 QUEENSWAY and 55 MIMICO buses and providing a new through bus service on the Queensway from Humber Loop to Highway 427. Buses operate from Humber Loop via west on the Queensway, south on Highway 27 and west on Lake Shore Boulevard into Long Branch loop, returning via the reverse route. Service operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day.

In addition to this service, alternate buses operate from Humber Loop via west on the Queensway, south on Kipling, west on Evans, south on Belman, west on Valermo, south on Highway 27 and west on Lake Shore Boulevard to Long Branch loop, returning via the reverse route. Service operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day. This adds Sunday service to the old Valermo branch, and eliminates rush hour service on Norseman Drive.

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A TTC 80 QUEENSWAY transfer, circa 1966.

QUEENSWAY

80

LONG BRANCH
H U M B E R

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

Q U E E N S W A Y
via V A L E R M O

80A

LONG BRANCH
H U M B E R

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

January 5, 1969

Work on a new interchange between the Queensway and Highway #27 forces a detour in the 80 QUEENSWAY route. For a period of about two years, 80 QUEENSWAY buses operate via west on the Queensway, north on the East Mall, west on North Queen Street, south on North Queensway, west on the Queensway, south on West Mall, east on Sherway Drive and east on Evans Avenue and south on Brown's Line to Lakeshore and Long Branch loop. Buses return via the reverse route. No change to destination signs, although window cards are used, with westbound buses bearing a sign saying "VIA EAST MALL & NORTH QUEEN" and eastbound buses bearing a sign saying "VIA WEST MALL & NORTH QUEEN".

February 7, 1971

Service begins on a new branch between Humber loop and Long Branch, replacing the 80A "Valermo" branch. Buses now operate via west on the Queensway, south on Islington, west on Judson and south and west on Horner, then south on Brown's Line (Highway #27) to Lakeshore and Long Branch loop, returning via the reverse route. Service operates 18 hours a day, 7 days a week at 16:30 minute intervals during rush hours, 30 minutes during off-peak hours and 40 minutes during evenings and Sundays. Service on Evans Avenue is replaced by an extension of 3 KINGSWAY.

Also on this date, the diversion via North Queen is discontinued, and buses on the main branch operate over the normal routing of west on the Queensway, south on West Mall, east on Sherway Drive, east on Evans Avenue and south on Brown's Line to Lakeshore and Long Branch loop.

QUEENSWAY

80

LONG BRANCH
H U M B E R

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

Q U E E N S W A Y
via H O R N E R

80A

LONG BRANCH
H U M B E R

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

November 26, 1972

Service on the main branch is cut back to Sherway Gardens, with buses operating from Humber loop via Queensway and West Mall to loop through the mall parking lot at its southwest corner. Service on Brown's Line is replaced by an extension of the 87 WEST MALL. Also on this date, the 80A "Horner" branch is discontinued, replaced by the new 38 HORNER bus route.

QUEENSWAY

80

S H E R W A Y
H U M B E R

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

November 22, 1980

Coincident with the extension of the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY and its impact on the 87 MALL CIRCLE route, service on 80 QUEENSWAY is restored to Long Branch, with buses operating from Humber loop via west on Queensway, south on West Mall, south and east on Sherway Gardens Drive, east on Evans, south on Brown's Line, and west on Lake Shore to Long Branch Loop.

QUEENSWAY

80

LONG BRANCH
H U M B E R

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

February 13, 1994

Service shortened to operate via the Queensway and West Mall between Humber loop and Sherway Gardens only. Service south of Sherway Gardens on Brown's Line is replaced by an extension of 123 SHORNCLIFFE.

March 26, 1995

Service extended east from Humber loop to Keele station on the BLOOR-DANFORTH SUBWAY. Buses run from Sherway via north on West Mall, east on the Queensway, south on Colborne Lodge Drive, east on Lake Shore Blvd and north on Parkside Drive to Keele station, looping through the bus terminal. Service operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day every 15 minutes during rush hours and every 30 minutes at all other times. Note that 80 QUEENSWAY buses no longer enter Humber Loop in either direction.

QUEENSWAY

80

KEELE STN
S H E R W A Y

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

November 17, 1996

As part of a series of system-wide service cuts resulting from the elimination of provincial subsidies for public transit, late evening Monday to Saturday service and all day Sunday service is discontinued. Last trips leave Sherway at 9:48 p.m. and Keele station at 10:00 p.m. (with a 10:24 p.m. departure to to Kipling only)

May 2 - September 6, 1999

Service begins on a special Summer Sunday and holiday service to the Western beaches. Buses on a new branch operate from Keele station via south on Parkside Drive, west on Lakeshore Boulevard, north on Ellis Avenue and west on the Queensway, looping around on the South Kingsway overpass over the Queensway and returning to Keele station over the reverse routing. Buses operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sundays and Holidays only.

Also on May 2nd, regular service is changed to operate via Queensway, Ellis Avenue and Lakeshore instead of via Queensway, Colborne Lodge and Lakeshore, to provide better access to the western beaches, and reduce duplication with the 501 QUEEN streetcar.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

80

QUEENSWAY

 

80

QUEENSWAY

TO SHERWAY

TO KEELE STN

Monday to Saturday, daytime and early evenings
(Eastbound: Plus Sunday and holidays, daytime and early evening)

80A

QUEENSWAY

 

 

 

TO LAKESHORE
& WINDEMERE

 

Sunday and holidays, daytime only

June 11 - September 4, 2000

In an effort to improve the financial performance of the 80A summer Sundays and Holidays branch, the hours of operation were reduced to 1:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., eliminating a number of lightly used trips. In addition, it was recommended that this service begin in June rather than on Victoria Day in May. A post-implementation review of this service showed that the service was even less financially viable in 2000 compared to 1999. As the routing only used a single bus, no further service changes could be identified to reduce costs, so the TTC recommended this branch for elimination.

January 7, 2001

Sunday and holiday service is re-established on the main route from Sherway Gardens to Humber loop. Buses on the 80B branch operate from Sherway Gardens via north on the West Mall, east on the Queensway to Humber loop. The service is interlined with 66 PRINCE EDWARD, so buses arriving at Humber loop continue via this route to Old Mill station.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

80

QUEENSWAY

 

80

QUEENSWAY

TO SHERWAY

TO KEELE STN

Monday to Saturday, daytime and early evenings
(Westbound: Plus Sunday/Holidays, daytime and early evening)

 

 

 

80B

QUEENSWAY

 

TO HUMBER LOOP

Sunday and holidays, daytime and evenings

March 30, 2003

Late evening service is restored following the routing of the 80B Sunday/Holiday service, also interlined with 66 PRINCE EDWARD.

June 23 - September 1, 2003

For the summer months, Sunday and holiday service is operated from Keele station to Sherway Gardens, providing service to the Western Beaches from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

November 23, 2008

As part of the TTC's Ridership Growth Strategy, service on 80 QUEENSWAY is operated from Keele station to Sherway Gardens 7 days a week, whenever the subway is open, effectively ending the 80B branch.

May 8, 2011

As part of a series of system-wide service cuts resulting from a reduction of municipal transit subsidies, late evening service is cut back, seven days a week. Monday to Friday, late evening service operates between Sherway Gardens and Humber loop only, on the 80B branch, interlined with 66 PRINCE EDWARD. On Saturday and Sunday late evenings, no service is provided on the Queensway at all. Also on this date, Sunday service is cut back to operate between Sherway Gardens and Humber loop only.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

80

QUEENSWAY

 

 

 

TO SHERWAY

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Sunday and Holiday late evenings

 

 

 

80

QUEENSWAY

 

TO KEELE STN

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

80B

QUEENSWAY

 

TO HUMBER LOOP

Monday to Friday, late evenings
Sunday and holidays, daytime and early evenings

June 22, 2014

As part of a system-wide reorganization of route branch designations, eastbound buses on the regular "Keele Station" branch are designated 80A.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

80

QUEENSWAY

 

 

 

TO SHERWAY

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except Sunday and Holiday late evenings

 

 

 

80A

QUEENSWAY

 

TO KEELE STN

Monday to Saturday, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

80B

QUEENSWAY

 

TO HUMBER LOOP

Monday to Friday, late evenings
Sunday and holidays, daytime and early evenings

September 6, 2015

Late evening weekend and holiday service is restored, operating on the 80B "Humber Loop-Sherway" branch. Buses now operate on the Queensway west of Humber Loop at intervals of 30 minutes or better whenever the subway is open.

January 8, 2017

Coincident with trackwork on the Queensway and at Humber Loop splitting 501 QUEEN service, late-evening Monday-to-Saturday and all-day Sunday and Holiday service is established on the 80A "Sherway-Keele Stn" branch in order to maintain a connection between the two routes outside of Humber Loop. This effectively ends the 80B branch and service operates between Sherway and Keele Station 7 days a week, whenever the subway is open.


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