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Remembering the "Freeman Station"
(The Friends of Freeman Station: restoring the Grand Trunk Railway's Burlington Junction Station)

“I remember travelling through the Freeman Station…”  Many Burlington residents fondly recall their personal memories, of the times they came and went by train through the 1906 Burlington Junction Station.  It was the hub of personal and commercial comings and goings for almost 100 years.  Click here to read more about our history…

Now permanently relocated at 1285 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON — just East of the Burlington Fire Station, the “Freeman Station” is being restored and managed by the Friends of Freeman Station for the City of Burlington.

It is the only building in the City whose historical and architectural significance has been recognized not only locally, but also provincially, by the Ontario Ministry of Culture, and nationally, by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. This is one of the last surviving Grand Trunk Railway stations, following the loss of the Aldershot GTR station. It’s “the Freeman Station,” after the hamlet in which it stood, but officially the railway signed it variously as the “Burlington Junction” or “Burlington West” Station.

Frequently asked questions —
* Have you found a permanent location for the Station?  * What is the “LLRD”?  * What is a “Whinstone”?  * So, who IS “FOFS”?  * How did the nostalgic mural come to exist?  * When will the project be completed?  * What has the work entailed?  * How will my donation be used?  * Once restoration is completed, how will the Station be used?  — Select “FAQ’s” above for the answers…


Latest News

Steam locomotive! Thomas & friends! Tansley Woods! June 1st…

May 26, 2016

Nostalgia… and fun!  — will be the order of the day when the Friends of Freeman Station travelling model railway exhibit is displayed at the Tansley Woods Community Centre in conjunction with the City of Burlington’s Parks and Recreation Department kickoff of Seniors’ Month  — — Wednesday,…

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Next “Volunteer Work Day” — Saturday, May 28th 8:30 AM – mid-day

May 23, 2016

A dedicated cadre of Friends of Freeman Station volunteers have turned out for each of our Volunteer Work Saturdays this Spring, and they’ve really made a difference:  the grounds and the building are looking better and better.  John calculates that more than 3,300 volunteer hours…

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FOFS travelling model railway exhibit – coming to your neighbourhood soon

May 16, 2016

This Summer, the Friends of Freeman Station’s LLRD team will be bringing their G scale model railway demonstration to various venues around the City of Burlington.  The locales and dates are posted on our Web site under “Upcoming Events.”  It’ll be an opportunity to see…

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