This is an in-person event. No registration required.
Freeman Station is located at 1285 Fairview Street.
Note: There is plenty of free parking on site and is wheelchair accessible.
Join the Friends of Freeman Station for a trip back to a century ago - to the "Garden of Canada" during the Golden Age of Steam at the 1906 Grand Trunk Railway Freeman Station - Burlington's distribution hub for fresh fruits and vegetables. In the 1920s, farmers would bring local crops to the station by horse cart to be loaded onto refrigerated boxcars and shipped to Toronto. Berries picked that morning were served at Toronto's Royal York Hotel for breakfast. Some produce was packed into wooden baskets (hand-made mostly by women workers) at a factory beside the rail station. Other fruits and vegetables were packed and canned as jam and jellies at the canning facility nearby. Watch melons, apples and pears get shipped to destinations across the world - as recreated by our 1/24 scale model train diorama. There will be lots of hands-on interactive activities and admission is free.