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    Denise Dilbey

    Real Estate Broker

    Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, Brokerage

    There are approximately 11,000 people in Erin and is primarily a rural municipality. Farming is still an important economic activity, but most of our population works in the nearby cities of Brampton, Mississauga, Guelph, or even Toronto. The headwaters of two major rivers, the Credit and the Grand, rise in our municipality, and we are blessed with rolling hills, forested valleys, and a beautifully scenic countryside.
     
    The Town is composed of the former Villages of Erin and Hillsburgh, and the hamlets of Ballinafad, Brisbane, Cedar Valley, Crewson's Corners, and Orton, as well as the former Township of Erin. Now that you are a resident of Erin, and you don't want to be marked as a foreigner, pronounce it "Earin" not "Airin".

    Town of Erin Listings

    29 Listings Found
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    $629,000

    9593 Wellington Rd 124

    MLS®#:X4380031
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3

    Offers Multiple Permitted Uses. Adapt The 55X78 Ft Shop To Suit Your Needs.130 Ft Highway Exposure On Well Rd 124. The Spacious Open Concept 3-Bdrm, 2-Bath Bungalow Is Attached To The Shop. Equipped W/Gas And Cable. C2 Zoning Permits Outdoor Storage Of Goods, Materials, And Equipment, Accessory To The Main Use Only. Consult The Town Of Erin For Det....More details

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    $629,000

    9593 Wellington Rd 124

    MLS®#:X4378998
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    This 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath Bungalow Gives You Room To Work, Live And Play. Enjoy The Open Concept Foodie's Kitchen With A Breakfast Bar, Pantry And Main Floor Laundry. The Master Bedroom Features A Private 4-Pc Ensuite And Walk-In Closet. The Dining Room Has A Walk-Out To A Pet-Friendly Fenced Yard. 120' X 207' Lot. Updates Include Gas Furnace, Central Ai....More details

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    $998,000

    5127 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4300553
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Offers 86 Acre Backyard Come Walk This Property For An Hour And You Will Want To Stay A Lifetime. Few Properties Provide Such Diversity To Match Your Dream Home With A Lifestyle Surrounded By Nature And Splendor As This Amazing 86 Acre Property. 41 Acres +/- In Rolling Farmland & 45 Acres +/- Of Towering Trees With Trails For All Season Adventures.....More details

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    $998,000

    5127 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4300554
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Come To Play For An Hour And You Will Want To Stay Here A Lifetime. Here Is An Opportunity To Match Your Dream Home With A Lifestyle Surrounded By Nature And Splendor Of This Amazing 86 Acre Property. Approx 41 Acres In Rolling Pasture With Vistas Providing The Backdrop For A Farm With Privacy And Serenity. Approx 45 Acres Of Mature Trees Tower Ove....More details

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    $499,000

    5329 First Line

    MLS®#:X4319515
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    This Amazing Property Lets You Frolic With Nature At Your Doorstep. Get Ready To Build Your Custom Dream Home In An Established Building Envelope In 2019. The Existing Driveway Leads You To Mature Forest, Open Meadows And The Meandering Eramosa River. Private And Secluded From The Road And Neighbours, This Property Offers You The Best Of Both World....More details

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    $1,150,000

    6175 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4368015
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    It Stops And Begins Here! Your Search For A Home Is Over & The Beginning Of Your New Chapter Has Just Begun. This Beautiful Custom Home, Situated On A Spacious 1 Acre Lot Is Everything You Are Searching For And More! With The Utmost Attention To Detail, This Lovely Home Features An Open Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen, 16' Vaulted Ceiling Living Space,....More details

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    $669,900

    5393 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X4381760
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 2+2

    • 2

    Raised Bungalow On Open 2 Acres Awaiting Your Family... Finished Basement Walk Out Basement With 3 Separate Entrances And In Law Suite Potential , Hardwood Flooring, Wood Burning Fireplace, 500 Sq. Ft. 2 Tier Deck Overlooking A Refreshing Private Green Space Lot Line With Hot Tub And Gazebo, Green House For Those With A Green Thumb And Tiki Bar An....More details

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    $575,000

    15 Douglas Cres

    MLS®#:X4372353
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    First Time Buyers, This One Is Worth A Look. Unlock The Value In This Home With Sweat Equity. If You Are Willing To Paint, Lay Flring, Install Kitchen, Then This Home Is For You.1466 Sq Ft Side Split W/3 Large Bdrms, Sep Family, Living & Dining Rms, Renovated Bathrm, Att'd Garage W/Access To House & Side Yard, Heated Workshop In Backyard Perfect....More details

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    $6,999,000

    5844 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X4378018
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Unique Opportunity To Own Sports Facility With Hockey Arena, Basketball Court & Gymnastic Training Centre. This 151-Acre Property Boasts A Beautiful Custom Home With 4,018 Sq Ft Above Grade & 2,880 Sq Ft Below Grade Living Space. Top Of The Line Finishes Top To Bottom. 21,865 Square Foot Athletic Centre Only 100 Yards From The Home. 45 Minutes To P....More details

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    $1,275,000

    34 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4321294
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    A True Labor Of Love From Conception To Finish With The Finest Attention To Craftsmanship. This Custom Built 2600 Sq. Ft, 2 Storey Contemporary Layout Beautiful Modern Family Home Sits On One Of The Last & The Best Lots In This Estate Subdivision Surrounded By Custom Homes. This 1 Acre Private Lot Backing Onto Forested Greenbelt. Features: Two Mast....More details

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    $1,275,000

    38 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4321306
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    A True Labor Of Love From Conception To Finish With The Finest Attention To Craftsmanship. This Custom Built 2600 Sqft Sprawling Modern Design O/Concept Bungalow Sits On One Of The Last & The Best Lots In This Estate Subdivision. 1 Acre Private Lot Backing Onto Forested Greenbelt. Feat: Vaulted Ceilings, 3+ 1 Bdr With Private Oversized Master Suite....More details

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    $2,500,000

    5199 Ninth Line

    MLS®#:X4275292
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 8+0

    • 11

    • Area:

      5000+ Sq Ft

    Incredible Views! This 82 Acre Country Estate On The Caledon/Erin Border May Have The Best Views Around. The 8 Bedroom Main House Requires Work To Create Your Dream Home Overlooking The Toronto Skyline. The Two Bedroom Guest House Was Renovated To Top Quality & Sits On The Edge Of One Of The Fishing/Swimming Ponds. Also Has An 8 Stall Private Stabl....More details

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    $899,000

    5136 Allan Path

    MLS®#:X4333161
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    Country Privacy! At The End Of A Private Road Sits This Raised Bungalow On Over 10 Acres Surrounded By Nature. It's A Vacation Every Day. 3 Bedrooms With Walkout And Plenty Of Room To Roam. New Windows, Eavestrough, Flooring, Bathroom, Hwt,Chimney ...Room For A Big Garden Or Horses, Dogs, Chickens ... Where The Deer And The Antelope Roam (Maybe Not....More details

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    $769,000

    88 Waterford Dr

    MLS®#:X4342456
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    More Than A Pretty Face! This Move In Ready 4 Bedroom Backsplit Has All The Gloss Of Hardwood, Quartz, Tile, Etc....But Unlike All Those Staged Lipsticked Homes This One Has New Mechanics. Professionally Renovated From Top To Bottom On A Desirable Cul De Sac, Walking Distance To Quaint Downtown Erin. Separate Basement Entrance.Open Concept Kitchen/....More details

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    $589,000

    17 Anne St

    MLS®#:X4370750
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    A Well Cared For 1394 Sqft Raised Bungalow On Large Dbl Lot, Quiet Street Close To Playground, Ball Parks, Soccer Fields, Shopping, School & Brand New State Of The Art Library. One Can Feel The Pride Of Ownership As You Enter This Lovely Carpet Free Home W/It's Bright Cheery Kitchen & Dining Rm, Living Rm W/Large Picturesque Windows, Letting In Ple....More details

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    $575,000

    5 Spruce St

    MLS®#:X4364487
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 1

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    This Raised Bungalow Sits On A Family Friendly Street. The Layout Offers A Large Kitchen With L Shaped Dining, Living Room. 3 Good Size Bedrooms With Master Having Semi Ensuite Privileges. Large Fenced Yard With Above Ground Pool Makes This Home One That Your Family Can Enjoy This Summer.

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    $899,000

    7 Barbour Dr

    MLS®#:X4319384
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 4

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    This \"Quality Homes\" Built Bungalow Is Being Offered For Sale For The First Time. Large 4-Bedroom 3 Bath Bungalow Sits On A Large Lot In A Mature Subdivision, This Open Concept Has Lots Of Room For Entertaining Or Raising Your Family. Basement Is A Walk Out Basement With Large Above Grade Window And Waiting Your Finishing Touches.

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    $1,499,000

    109 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4278001
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin

    Gorgeous Turn Key Commercial/Residential Investment Opportunity. This 19th Century Hotel Has Been Meticulously Reno\'d Top To Bottom Into 7 Rental Apts And 3 Main Floor Retail Units. 2nd Floor Boasts 10 Ft Ceilings. Fully Occupied For The Last 5 Yrs. Tenants Pay Utilities. This Is A Gem To Own.

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    $2,369,000

    9760 Wellington 22 Rd

    MLS®#:X4363083
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 4

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Looking For That Ultimate Equine Facility.Look No Further,Nestled Off The Road On 27.41 Beautiful Acres Lies Ravenswood Farm.This Property Has It All.Starting From The Secure Front Gate To Complete Stone Construction Home,16 Stall Barn,Pond,Bush,Salt Water Pool,3 Car Garage,Sand Ring,7 Paddocks With Room For More,Massive Arena 76X176.All Of The Bui....More details

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    $1,293,000

    9324 Sideroad 9

    MLS®#:X4372566
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    One Of A Kind Custom Contemporary Designed Home, Built By Local Architect And Designer " Pinkney" On A Private Mature 7.92 Acres With Groomed Horse Trails. Professionally Landscaped Grounds & Perennial Gardens Surround Entertainers Dream Backyard With In-Ground Pool & Cabana. 3 Car/Truck Garage W Spectacular Great Room Above. Renovated Family Sized....More details

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    $679,900

    11 Kenneth Ave

    MLS®#:X4351539
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 2

    Stop The Car! You Have Found Your Oasis. 3 +2 Bedroom Family Home With Sun-Filled Kitchen And Dining Room With W/O To Deck And Deep Lot. Interior Is Completely Renovated With Brand New Bathrooms, Gas Lines For Bbq And Stove, Floors, Electrical....Too Much To Mention. Move In Ready And Perfect For A Family Or Downsizing.

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    $1,589,000

    5092 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X4357988
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Enjoy Yesteryear With Today's Amenities*Tree-Lined Driveway Leads You To Remarkably Updated Farmhouse Built In 1877*Just Under 23 Acres*Impressive Home Showcases Pride Of Ownership & Attention To Detail*Feat 3000+ Sqft Of Living Space*Cherry Hrdwd*Original Pine Flrs*Most New Windows W/Deep Sills*Large Profile Trim/Basebrds*Reno'd Kitchen W/Granite*....More details

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    $1,793,000

    8912 Halton Erin Townline Rd

    MLS®#:X4344383
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Luxurious, Country Living Mins From Town! Custom Designed 2 Storey W/3 Car Garage On 1.40 Acres*This Impressive Home Boasts High-End Finishes Thru-Out & Attention To Detail*Hrdwd Flrs, 9' Ceilings Main/Upper Lvls, Beautiful Moulded Entry Ways; Wide Baseboard/Crown Mouldings*Elegant Dining Rm W/Butler's Pantry *Open Airy Kitchen W/Lrg Island/Brkfst ....More details

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    $1,175,000

    9448 Wellington 124 Rd

    MLS®#:X4379698
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Absolutely Stunning 3 Bedroom Bungalow On A 1 Acre Lot With Spectacular Views. This Open Concept Beauty Has 14' Ceilings In The Family Room. Led Pot Lights, Coffered Ceilings And Hardwood Throughout. The Large Eat-In Kitchen Has Quartz Counter Tops, Back Splash, Extra Height Cabinets And A Walk-Out To A Deck. Master Bedroom Boasts Large Walk-In Clo....More details

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    $42,500

    99 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4340685
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 1

    Be Independent - Be Your Own Boss! Well Established Convenience And Video Store In The Heart Of Hillsburgh. Selling Newspapers, Magazines, Cigarettes, Drinks, Slushies, Frozen Desserts, General Groceries, Lottery Tickets, Video Rentals And More! Annual Sales Approx. $500K. Very Bright, Clean And Busy Store. Easy To Run.

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    $1,225,000

    101 Homestead Lane

    MLS®#:X4373995
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 4

    Let The Stress Of The Day Fade Away! Situated On 2 Acres And Backing On Protected Woodland, This Spacious Bungalow Offers ~2000 Sq Ft Of Contemporary Finished Living Space. A Foyer W/12 ' Ceiling Welcomes You Into This Home W/3 Generous Sized Bdrms, 2 Share A 5 Pc. Jack & Jill Ensuite, A Master Bdrm W/Its' Own 5 Pc Ensuite, & W/In Closet All Enrich....More details

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    $1,590,000

    9468 Wellington 124 Rd

    MLS®#:X4254907
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Property Is Located Future Development Of Erin, On Hwy 124 Rd. North West Of Georgetown The Booming City, Close To Pearson International Airport. The Servicing & Disposal Sewer Plan By The Town. Zoning: Hwy Commercial C2, With Lot Of Potential Uses. 5.13 Acres Land, 692 Ft. On Hwy 124 Rd With Excellent Exposure. Mpac Shows Residential Land Too.

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    $1,590,000

    9468 Wellington 124 Rd

    MLS®#:X4254933
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Property Is Located Future Development Of Erin, On Hwy 124 Rd. North West Of Georgetown The Booming City, Close To Pearson International Airport. The Servicing & Disposal Sewer Plan By The Town. Zoning: Hwy Commercial C2, With Lot Of Potential Uses. 5.13 Acres Land, 692 Ft. On Hwy 124 Rd With Excellent Exposure. Mpac Shows Residential Land Too.

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    $1,225,000

    55 Leader Crt

    MLS®#:X4360149
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    3620 Sq Ft Bungaloft+ 2588 Sq Ft W/O Bst On A Gorgeous .675A Lot Backs Onto Conservation. Dreaming Of Country W'town Water & Nat Gas? 9' Smooth Ceilings, Kitch W' W/I Pantry & Butler Area, Led Pot Lights, 16' Vaulted Ceiling & F/P In Famrm. O'concept To Kitch.Formal Dining.(2nd Bd On Main Used As Study)Fenced W'invisible Fenced Around Lot. Trex Dec....More details

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    Hamlets of Town of Erin [formerly Erin Township]

    Crewson's Corners 

    Was a hamlet at the southern corner of the Greenock School Section, built on the corner of four townships and in two counties: Erin and Eramosa in Wellington County and Esquesing and Nassagaweya in Halton County. The name was given in honour of a local family about 1845.
     
    It was first called Ryckman's Corner, named after Samuel Ryckman, the surveyor of Eramosa and Nassagaweya Townships. In 1822, Morgan Crewson purchased W 1/2 lot 1, con. 1, Erin Township, and in 1845, the family purchased E 1/2 lot 1, con. 1. The stone house was built on the West half, in 1833, and the stone barn was completed in 1845, having taken ten years to build. These two buildings are still in use by recent owners, Mr. and Mrs. Abram.  The Old York Trail was the main road from Guelph to Toronto.
     

    Currie's Hill

    The widow of Lachlan Currie, and her ten children, came from Islay, Scotland, in 1830, and settled in Caledon, when her youngest son, Alexander, was eight years of age. When he grew up, he chose lot 13, con. 4, Erin Twp. for his farm, and brought an older gentleman to see the property. It was virgin forest with stoney soil, and the older man said, "I pity the girl you bring here as your wife." He was thinking of the number of stones to be picked. However, two years later, in 1845, Alexander Currie married the gentleman's daughter, Ann McDougall. Miss Ada Currie, first President of Wellington County Historical Society, and her brother, Errett Currie, of this farm were grandchildren. Currie's Hill was named after the Currie family. Alexander's brother, Neil, took up E-1/2 lot 13. Another brother was Duncan Currie who opened a General Store in Belwood in 1856, and went to Saskatchewan with his son, Sandy, in early 1900's.


    Mimosa

    Originally called Dublin after the number of Irish settlers who came from that area about 1840. The closest Post Office was Fergus, and the community applied to the Government for a local Post Office. It was granted under the name, Mimosa. Henry Reed was the first Postmaster, with Post Office in his own home on E-1/2 lot 28, con. 2, Erin Twp., the farm later known as the Ernest Awery farm. Mail came once a week, brought from Fergus by Edward Mooney, who delivered mail to several Post Offices on his way to Orton.

    At its peak, Mimosa Hamlet had two stores, two hotels, a shoe shop, blacksmith shop, chopping mill and several homes. The coming of the Credit Valley Railway in 1879, brought a station and Post Office to Orton, which was the downfall of Mimosa.

    Brisbane

    Brisbane is located on the Guelph Road, now No. 24 Highway, at the 7th line corner, two concessions west of Erin Village. Brisbane was surveyed as a village in 1854, and was at first named "Bristol". There were several streets: King, Queen, James, Nelson, St. Paul, and Concession Street. A Service Station now sits on the site of the old Post Office, where Joshua Ashley was Postmaster. For the convenience of those who called for their mail, he sold tobacco, gum, candy, school supplies, etc. At one time the population reached 27 persons. The Stage Coach driven by Wm. Nevills, brought Mail from Guelph, two or three times a week. Later, mail arrived every day except Sunday. The Stage supplied transportation for six or seven passengers.

    On the Ephriam Barbour farm, on 7th line, stood a tall tower, said to have been built by the Germans. It was removed at the beginning of W.W. I, but the property is still known as the "Tower Farm". From the top of the Tower, one had a tremendous view of the beautiful countryside.

    Arena Hillsburgh

    Hillsburgh with its many ponds, did not suffer for want of open air ice space, even in the early days. $1,000 was raised at the street dance in 1925, to be used for the erection of a Skating Rink. An efficient committee formed a stock company, selling shares at $10 each. "Then, as now, people of the Burg got behind their undertakings, and with everybody helping, the arena was started in late October, and finished by Christmas". "In 1952, hockey regulations called for a larger ice surface, and a 30-foot extension was added to the arena. This cost $3,000 and was handled by notes". "In 1966, an artificial ice plant was installed at a cost of $16,500. As usual, local men turned in to help, cutting costs, and by the end of the first season, it was paid for". Hillsburgh has always been a sports-minded town.

    In late February, 1976, Hillsburgh was brought up with a jolt, along with a number of other local towns, when their arena was designated unsafe for use, according to modern Government safety standards, and the building was closed. Changes and rebuilding were promptly done to bring the building up to modern safety standards. 

    Cedar Valley
    Cedar Valley is the little settlement at the eastern corner of May's School Section. Located at the corner of the 5th line, and 24 sideroad, better known as The Station Road, leading west from Hillsburgh Station.Cedar Valley was known as Slabtown for many years, because of the sawmill which was operated by water power.

    First Sawmill was built in 1853, by George Tarswell who sold lumber at $7.00 per thousand. He was followed by his son, Robert Wilson Tarswell, and grandson, Kirby Tarswell. In 1900, a grain grinding mill was added. They also made shingles. In 1924, a new sawmill was erected, but it was destroyed by fire in 1941. It was rebuilt the following year, but Mr. Tarswell died in 1948, and R.E. Price took over. It was operated for a time by Renwicks, and in 1950, the Mill was closed. It was remodelled into a summer home.

    A small Community grew up around the corner. Wm. Sheperdson and Sons owned a pump manufacturing business on lot 25. He also had a planing mill and blacksmith shop. For his planing mill, he needed water power. First telephone came in 1910. Rural Mail Delivery in 1912, Hydro came to this farm community in 1940's.

    A Grocery Store was operated by James Tarswell from 1895-1902, in the house later owned by Alvin Cutting. In 1933, Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Hall started a Grocery Store in the front part of the same building. That year they erected a store at the top of the hill. It was moved on sleighs, drawn by a tractor, in April 1940, to the east corner of lot 24. In 1945, this store was purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Burt Price, and they added the house. Succeeding owners were Harry Churcher, Wm. Reeves, and James Ritchie.

    Street Lights were erected in Cedar Valley in 1962. The road to Hillsburgh was hardtopped in 1965. The Henry Wheeler farm buildings were set on the west corner of the intersection. The hamlet is surrounded by cedar swamps and hills that provide many springs. This community has many small lakes, sites for beautiful summer homes. 

    Ospringe

    Located six miles from Erin, and fourteen miles from Guelph, on #24 Highway, at 2nd line of Erin Twp., it once did a thriving business. There were two blacksmith shops, one operated by John Hawkins until his death about 1908; the other by Dugald McNair. A woodworking shop was owned by Duncan McKenzie. Wm. Harris was a shoemaker and had his shop on 2nd line below the store, then operated by Wm. Symons, and more recently it has been Bullock's China & Gift Shop. In 1897, there was a population of 110.

    Settlers around this corner in 1842, were the Webbs, Anderson, and Baldics. They came from a little village by the name of Ospringe, a suburb of Canterbury, in the County of Kent, England. Earliest settlers in the area came in 1831, The Munn family took up lot 18, con. 3, Erin Twp. The George Campbell family came with several sons, in October 1831, from Islay, Scotland, to lot 15, con. 3 and 4. It was too late in the fall to build a house, so they spent the winter in a "dugout" in the hillside. Dugald Ferguson and his family came from Argyleshire, Scotland, and settled on lot 10, con, 3, in 1831.

    Orton

    First called "Little Chicago", the name of "Orton" was given in honour of Dr. George T. Orton of Fergus, who so faithfully looked after his rural patients in those difficult horse-and-buggy, or horse-and-cutter days.

    Orton was located on the Townline between Erin Twp., and East Garafraxa Twp., with this Townline forming the Main Street of the village. This Townline also formed the boundary between Wellington County and Dufferin County. The location was just east of the 2nd line of Erin Twp., and east of the 10th line of Garafraxa. The site was owned by John Leeson on the Erin side, and by John Glover on the Garafraxa side. Both sold lots to early settlers. 

    John Glover lived in a little log house that later became the small harness shop operated by John Watson. Henry Little was the first settler, and built several log houses in the early days. Benjamin Roszell was the first white child born in Erin Twp., (in Nov. 1821). He married Elizabeth Reilly of Erin Twp., in 1848. One of their daughters, Mary Elizabeth, married Wm. Mooney, a merchant at Orton. Mooney's General Store was at the centre of Orton's early life. Wm. Mooney was an enterprizing young man. He bought and shipped carloads of live stock, and in the fall of the year he shipped carloads of potatoes and turnips, fowl was also handled. He ran a grain elevator which had been built by an Orangeville Syndicate. With Mooney, Orton prospered.