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.  As you can see from this photograph, they will form the facade around the base of the Freeman Station (were temporarily removed whilst the building was relocated).

You can dedicate 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.
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Latest News

Volunteer work day July 23rd was cancelled…

July 20, 2016

Weather forecast predicts high temp & humidity;  not favourable to our valient volunteers! Watch this space for future dates.


Join FOFS on Aug 1st @ LaSalle Park Jos. Brant festival

July 17, 2016

Friends of Freeman Station is coming to the LaSalle Park Pavillion on Monday, August 1st for Jos. Brant Family Day, 11 AM – 4 PM. Something for the entire family.   Join us for an update on the Friends of Freeman Station project to restore the 1906…


July volunteer work Saturdays

July 6, 2016

Friends of Freeman Station volunteers are needed for each of our Volunteer Work Saturdays in July.  You can help, 8 AM til mid-day.  July 9, 16, and 23rd.  Wear old clothes. Current tasks are mostly focused on painting, but if you’re not a painter, there…

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