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Welcome to Freeman Station
(Formerly called the Burlington Junction Station of the Grand Trunk Railway)

The Freeman Station, now owned by the City of Burlington, 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 Burlington’s only surviving Grand Trunk Railway station, following the loss of the Aldershot GTR station. Now familiarly called “the Freeman Station”, after the hamlet in which it was built, it was formerly signed the “Burlington Junction” or “Burlington West” Station.

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Mission Statement:

It is the mandate of the Friends of the Freeman Station group to…

  1. Secure a location for the Freeman Station.
  2. Restore the station and oversee its ongoing preservation, including seeking official heritage designation.
  3. Work with local community organizations and individuals to secure compatible community uses for the station, including but not limited to display of community artifacts (particularly train memorabilia); meeting space for community non-profit groups; and other uses deemed suitable and compatible by the Friends of Freeman Station board.
  4. Seek opportunities to educate residents, especially school children, about Burlington’s early rail history through displays and events at the station.
  5. Engage in fundraising activities to secure goods, services and funds for the ongoing restoration, use and upkeep of the Freeman Station.
  6. The Friends of Freeman Station shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any profits or gains to the organization shall be used in promoting its objectives.

 

Latest News

FOFS members nominated for Burlington’s Best

April 21, 2015

FOFS members Alan Harrington and the late Dave Morris have been nominated for this year’s Heritage Person of the Year. Alan has been our Treasurer since our founding in 2011 and has also served as Treasurer and President of the Burlington Historical Society. Dave, who…

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Burlington Heritage Fair

February 4, 2015

Join us this Saturday, February 7th, 10-3:30 at Burlington Central Library for the annual Heritage Fair. We will have a table with photos and artifacts where you can make a donation and talk to our volunteers about our latest progress. More details http://appsierra.bpl.on.ca/record=g1000250&searchscope=0&SORT2=R

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Construction News

November 28, 2014

At this writing our restoration of Burlington Junction/Freeman station is not only on target but ahead of schedule. We are now well over 600 man hours put into the project to date. Our extremely talented carpentry crew headed by Ken Brooks along with Joe Wyle…

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