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

Located at 1285 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON — just East of the Burlington Fire Station, the 1906 “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 railroad signed it variously as the “Burlington Junction” or “Burlington West” Station.

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

Frequently asked questions — 

Have you found a permanent location for the Station?  * 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 completed, how will the Station be used?  — Select “FAQ’s” above for the answers…


Latest News

“W” Whistle post makes final “whistle stop”

May 3, 2016

Whistle posts along the railways reminded steam locomotive engineers on the Grand Trunk Railway, the Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, Hamilton and Northwestern Railway, Canadian National Railway, and the Hamilton Radial Electric Railway lines to sound the whistle at upcoming road crossings and other mileposts….

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Canada 150 / Burlington Junction logo unveiling Saturday 4/30!

April 28, 2016

In one of the first displays of the Canada 150 logo in the greater Burlington area, the Friends of Freeman Station welcomed Ariana Cuvin, the designer of the logo, for the unveiling.  Ariana’s was the winning design from over 300 entries in a nation-wide competition….

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You’re invited…

April 24, 2016

Our next Friends of Freeman Station Volunteer Work Day on Saturday, April 30th will be “special” because it’ll also be a private “Members-only and special guests” open house — an opportunity to come and see the progress of restoring the interior of the Burlington Junction…

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