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Volunteers restoring the 1906 Burlington Junction Station ("Freeman Station")
Saturday July 1st official ribbon-cutting - see "Events"

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

Join us on Monday, August 7th

July 24, 2017

Friends of Freeman Station will again participate in the Joseph Brant Day Festival at LaSalle Park with an information booth, and the Burlington Junction Station (Freeman Station) will be open for visitors at 1285 Fairview Street during the same hours, 11 AM til 4 PM….

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Restoration work resuming on July 24th

July 17, 2017

John Mellow, Director of Restoration, advises work will continue commencing Monday, July 24th at 9 AM.  This will presumably get us back on a “regular” schedule of mornings, Monday-Wednesday-Friday as folks are available.  Tasks include additional carpentry, painting, reassembly of work tools which were temporarily…

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Pictures – Canada 150 ribbon cutting

July 15, 2017

We’ve put up  a selection of photos of the Freeman Station ribbon cutting ceremonies, held on July 1st / Canada Day / Canada 150.  See them under the “Events” tab, above, or click on this link:  http://www.freemanstation.ca/llrd-2/

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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)