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Whinstones -- a lasting family legacy
(Friends of Freeman Station restoring the 1906 Burlington Junction Station for the City of Burlington)

“Whinstones”  came over from Scotland as ballast in sailing ships.  The blocks of granite are estimated to be over 250 million years old.  Now they will form the facade around the base of the Freeman Station (temporarily removed whilst the building was relocated).

You can designate a Whinstone in your name, your family name, or in memory of a loved one.
Click here for details on how to donate.

The 1906 Burlington Junction Station was the hub of personal and commercial comings and goings for almost 100 years.  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.  Our funding has been almost entirely from private and corporate donations, and contributions are 100% tax deductible.  We are all volunteers — mostly “young-at-heart-seniors” — and no one is paid.

Click here to read more about our history

Frequently asked questions — a number of topics come up often.
Click here or select “FAQ’s” above for the answers…


Latest News

FOFS Seniors’ Centre workshop

June 25, 2016

Attendees heard an update from Friends of Freeman Station President Brian Aasgaard on the relocation, stabilization, restoration, and management of the Burlington Junction Station — a project already several years in the process, with about a year to go before opening on 1 July 2017….

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The painting party continues, Sat June 25th

June 23, 2016

Our intrepid cadre of Saturday Volunteers would like you to join them as the “painting party” continues on June 25th from 8 AM to mid-day.  Whilst the object is to get the paint on the walls, an occasional mis-dab is acceptable…

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Whinstones: you can create a lasting memorium

June 21, 2016

You can donate a Whinstone in your family’s name or that of a loved one.  Donations are 100% tax deductible, and the name(s) you designate will go on a permanent display in the restored 1906 Burlington Junction Station. Those of you who have donated previously…

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