History of King's Highway 8A (Alt):
This short-lived alternate route was established in downtown Kitchener in 1958. King's Highway 8A (Alt) left Highway 8 at Courtland Avenue, and followed Queen and King Street through Downtown Kitchener and met back up with Highway 8 at Ottawa Street. It is not certain if this road was ever signed as Highway 8A. It is entirely possible that the Department of Highways signed this highway as "Highway 8" with an "ALT" or "Alternate" tab below the route marker. Between Queen Street and Ottawa Street, Highway 8A (Alt) ran concurrently with Highway 85. The route was decommissioned in 1960.