Volunteers restoring the 1906 Burlington Junction Station ("Freeman Station")
Doors Open Burlington featured destination * Saturday, September 30th * 10 AM to 4 PM


Saturday, September 30th * 10 AM to 4 PM

Be one of the many families we hope to meet and greet on Saturday Sept 30th between 10 AM and 4 PM.

  • Tour the Station renovation project to see the remarkable progress
  • View our railway  memorabilia from the early 1900s to present
  • Sit inside our unique CN speeder car (photo op!)
  • Get your picture taken with David Vollick, Burlington’s Town Crier (photo op!)
  • Try out our 3 wheel velocipede  (photo op!)
  • Be sure to ring the original 1917 Grand Trunk Railway locomotive bell 
  • Enjoy Burlington’s own Top Hat Marching Orchestra, performing from 1 PM to 3 PM ( )
  • Sign our guest book     and register for our door prizes
  • Purchase a commemorative hat, shirt, plate, or cup  and become a member of Friends of Freeman Station

All at 1285 Fairview Street, next to the Central Fire Station.  Free parking on site, or at Longo’s Plaza (easy walk).  Please note there are no washrooms yet at Freeman Station.

… and, next door, stop past the Burlington Fire Department Open House as well.

More details at the Doors Open Burlington Website 


We’re making great progress!  

The historic 1906 Grand Trunk Railway Station is being restored and managed by the non-profit FOFS volunteers — and no one is paid.*  Funding has been mostly from private and corporate sources, and your donations are 100% tax-deductible.  To date, approximately 6,000 hours of volunteer labour have been logged as our carpenters, painters, engineers, electricians, historians, and sidewalk superintendents have contributed to the project.  Please visit our “Events,” “FAQ’s,” and “History” pages, above.

* Friends of Freeman Station in agreement with the City of Burlington.  Now permanently relocated at 1285 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON — just East of the Burlington Central Fire Station
Latest News

Group photo – Sept 29th – 6:30 PM – all welcome

September 18, 2017

We’re planning a historic group photo at the Station on Friday evening, September 29th – 6:30 PM. All are welcome – volunteers, members, and project supporters.  Details are in today’s email.  (If you didn’t receive it, are you on our email list?) Tell your friends…


Top Hat Marching Orchestra performing @ Freeman Station, Doors Open Sept 30th

September 15, 2017

10 AM til 4 PM on Saturday September 30th for Doors Open Burlington, we’re planning a fun family day with a thousand photo ops (hashtag them on Instagram or Twitter), tours of the Station renovation, and featuring a live performance of Burlington’s popular Top Hat…


Restoration continues – volunteers still needed

September 8, 2017

Restoration continues at the Freeman Station, with regular work days scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 AM to 11:30.  To receive notifications of the specific plans for a given day, email the Director of Restoration at  Painting parties are also planned for Saturday…

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Video by Kevin Davies; photography by Bob Chambers, Bob Miller, Nikki Wesley, John Mellow, Joel Waterman, Denny Williams, Alan Harrington, Al Pettman and others (by permission)