Monday, August 24, 2009

Freeman Station finds a new home!

Burlington City Council recently approved the relocation of the Freeman Train Station to its new home - out of 6 possible sites, the beach site was chosen because of it's close proximity to the former Radial Electric Line and the Grand Trunk Railway Line. The new site is across the street from the Joseph Brant Museum and beside Discovery Landing which will make it highly visible to anyone visiting the lakefront. The train station which was active until 1988 has spent recent years sitting derelict behind the fire department on Fairview Street. The next step will be to determine what the restored building will be used for. A decision for its use could come this December - it could be used for retail, entertainment or recreational purposes. The City's Official Plan allows for a variety of uses so time will tell.