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Restoring the 1906 Burlington Junction Station ("Freeman Station")
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)

Next big event:  Doors Open Burlington, October 1st — at the Station!

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The Station is being restored and managed by the non-profit Friends of Freeman Station.  Please consider a tax-deductible donation:  funding has been almost entirely from private and corporate donations and are 100% tax-deductible.  We are all volunteers — mostly “young-at-heart-seniors” — and no one is paid.

Click here for more of our history

Community Relations

Friends of Freeman Station have visited a number of venues this summer, including Tansley Woods, Appleby Car Free Sunday, the Seniors’ Centre, the LaSalle Park festival, the 55+ Boomers’ Expo hosted by Silver&Gold Magazine at Paletta Mansion, and Alderfest in Bolus Park.  Visitors had a chance to see our model railway layout, get an update on restoration of the 1906 Station, and donate to the ongoing costs of renovation.  Click here:  Lots of video and pictures on the “LLRD” page!

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


Latest News

Still lots to be done…

September 21, 2016

… can you help?  You bet!  We’re getting ready to receive the public during Doors Open Burlington on October 1st.  Many hands will make light work, this Saturday September 24th, 8 AM til mid-day.  Email info@freemanstation.ca if you can pitch in.

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Thanks to our volunteers – September 17th

September 17, 2016

The Volunteer Saturday today was another successful day, and we’d like to recognize Christine, Gord W, Ron, Stan, Gord L, John, Eric, Brian, Denny, Sarah, and Manfred for their good work.  Preparation for Doors Open on October 1st continues.  Thanks also to Shirley G, who came…

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Needed: a locksmith and a mason for glass blocks


Oops.  We accidentally locked an antique cabinet, so we need a locksmith to open it for us.  Glass blocks?  Yep, separate job.  The openings above two doorways were once configured with these, and we have the blocks.  We just need a brick layer who knows…

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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)