The village of Freeman was named after Joshua Freeman. In 1816, he came to Upper Canada from Nova Scotia. The Freemans were farmers but also operated a toll road along part of the road from Hamilton to Toronto. By the turn of the century, Freeman included a railway station. Freeman Station is one of the last surviving Grand Trunk Railway stations, following the loss of the Aldershot GTR station. It’s “the Freeman Station,” after the hamlet in which it stood, but officially the railway signed it variously as the “Burlington Junction” or “Burlington West” Station.
The Burlington Junction Station was the hub of Freeman community life for almost 100 years. The personal and commercial comings and goings of the community were centered there — the crisscross of railway lines brought goods and people to the area, and they were the primary mode of shipping goods, especially livestock and produce, to world markets.
From 1854 to 1988 the Burlington Junction Station was Burlington’s railway arrival and departure center in the hamlet of Freeman, Ontario. Passenger trains connected residents of Wellington Square, later Burlington, directly with Toronto, Chicago, and New York. The predominance of automotive routes reduced passenger train traffic from the 1950s on. Commuter travel was also transformed by the launch of the Government of Ontario (GO) transit system in 1967.
Freeman is a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood in central Burlington. Residents enjoy easy access to the Queen Elizabeth Way and the GO Transit commuter rail service.
Freeman neighborhood has 2 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, with 1 rail transit stop and 32 street-level transit stops in the neighborhood, it’s easy to get around. This neighborhood has many shops, services, and amenities to make your daily errands easy. Here are also shopping options, restaurants, and notable places in the area; 1 Fortinos and 10 other grocery stores, 4 Starbucks and 10 other coffee shops, 2 Shoppers Drug Mart and 13 other pharmacies, 1 GoodLife Fitness, and 11 other gyms.
Freeman has 6 Public schools, and 5 Catholic schools, and 1 Private School in this neighborhood, your kids can get a great education.
Address: 1226 Lockhart Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1H1, Canada | Telephone: 905 637-3852
“É Élém Renaissance est une école élémentaire de langue française du CSViamonde à Burlington.” As originally published by É Élém Renaissance
Address: 1433 Baldwin St, Burlington, ON L7S 1K4, Canada Telephone: 905.634.7768 | Fax: 905.681.7888
“Burlington Central is proud of the rich, diverse programming we offer our school community. The current school building was constructed in 1922 and has been added to extensively over the years. The last major addition was made in 1965, which added a new technical wing and gymnasiums.” As originally published by Burlington Central School
Address: 481 Plains Rd E, Burlington, ON L7T 2E2, Canada Telephone: 905-634-2373 | Fax: 905-333-4829
Address: 638 Brant St, Burlington, ON L7R 2H2, Canada | Telephone: 905-634-7739 | Fax: 905-634-8242
Address: 2171 Prospect St, Burlington, ON L7R 1Z6, Canada | Telephone: 905-639-2010 Fax: 905-639-4499
Address: 3141 Woodward Ave, Burlington, ON L7N 2V6, Canada | Telephone: 905-639-8330 Fax: 905-639-3392
CATHOLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL
Address: 901 Francis Rd, Burlington, ON L7T 3Y3, Canada | Telephone: 905-639-6100
“L’école Saint-Philippe compte présentement une population étudiante d’environ 300 élèves. Située au 901, chemin Francis, à l’ouest de la ville, près du chemin Plains, l’école Saint-Philippe, école de langue française, est sous la juridiction du Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.”As originally published by ÉÉC Saint-Philippe
Address: 2600 Grand Oak Trail, Oakville, ON L6M 0R4, Canada
“Mission de l’ÉSC Sainte-Trinité -Dans une communauté francophone aux valeurs catholiques, la mission de l’école secondaire catholique Sainte-Trinité est de développer avec les élèves les compétences du XXIe siècle qui leur permettront d’être des citoyens et des citoyennes responsables, sachant travailler en collaboration et ayant développé un sens de l’éthique. L’école s’engage à offrir un milieu de vie où l’excellence, le respect et la motivation se côtoient dans tous les aspects de la vie scolaire.” As originally published by ÉSC Sainte-Trinité
Address: 3230 Woodward Ave, Burlington, ON L7N 3P1, Canada | Telephone: 905-634-1835 |
“Assumption Catholic Secondary School is a faith-centered learning community that fosters excellence within the individual, promoting academics and citizenship through the living of Christian values. Assumption Catholic Secondary School, together with home, church, and community, values the uniqueness of each person and is dedicated to lifelong learning, personal development, and spiritual growth.” As originally published by Assumption CSS
Address: 2333 Headon Forest Dr, Burlington, ON L7M 3X6, Canada | Telephone: 905-335-1544
“With Mary as our role model, Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School enshrines the tenet of human dignity in treating everyone as a reflection of God among us by encouraging respect and compassion to ensure all will reach his or her full potential.” As originally published by Notre Dame CSS
Address: 530 Cumberland Ave, Burlington, ON L7N 2X2, Canada | Telephone: 905-632-1424
“The St. Paul Catholic School community provides a responsive learning environment where our faith, the family, and individuality are respected and valued. We are a school where our young citizens develop and demonstrate self-worth, appreciation for others, a lifelong love of learning, and the ability to contribute productively to society.” As originally published by St Paul Catholic ES
Address: 2317 Fairview St, Burlington, ON L7R 2E3, Canada | Telephone: 289-337-0555
“The Missing Links Academy brings a hybrid approach to teaching, bridging the gap between classical education and curriculum content with behavior and socialization goals. Our Ontario Certified Teachers work closely with our ABA trained staff to create a supportive, clinically proven, learning environment, and approach for students on the ASD spectrum. We explore the Ontario School Curriculum with hands-on, innovative approaches, to encourage student investment and social skills development.” As originally published by Missing Links Academy
Facilities in this Neighborhood:
- 2 Ball Diamonds
- 1 Basketball Court
- 2 Playgrounds
- 2 Tennis Courts
- 1 Multi-Use Pad