Volunteers restoring the 1906 Burlington Junction Station ("Freeman Station")
Join us on Saturday July 1st for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony!

Canada Day 150 at Freeman Station

Freeman Station ribbon-cutting:  Saturday July 1st 11 AM
What is more Canadian than a railway? Join the Friends of Freeman Station on Canada Day at 11 AM at 1285 Fairview Street (just East of the Central Fire Station) as the Mayor of Burlington and other visiting dignitaries (including our intrepid volunteers) cut the ceremonial opening ribbon for the Station and unveil a memorial plaque. See the restoration work that continues to bring the Burlington Junction Station (“Freeman Station”) back to its historic glory.

(After the ceremony, members and friends are invited to tour through the Station from 11:45 to 3 PM to see the amazing transformation — so much accomplished since our October 2016 open house.  To date, more than 5,000 hours of volunteer labour have been logged as our carpenters, painters, engineers, electricians, historians, and sidewalk superintendents have contributed to the project.)


We’ve made great progress!  

The historic 1906 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.  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
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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)