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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

    37 Listings Found
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    $449,000

    5329 First Line

    MLS®#:X4776829
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    The 10-Acre Property Offers An Existing Driveway That Leads To A Building Envelope For Your Dream Home Surrounded By Mature Forest & Meandering Eramosa River Running Through It. This Property Has Open Meadow Areas But Mostly Treed To Provide A Private & Secluded Homestead Hidden From The Road. The +/- 2 Acre Building Envelope. Grca Will Not Permit ....More details

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    $1,349,000

    5159 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4733336
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    A Lloyd Wright Architecturally Inspired Masterpiece With 7,000+ Sq Ft Of Finished Living Space. Secluded From The World, This Spacious, Airy And Bright Home Is Perched On A Hill Surrounded By Absolute Peace And Tranquility. Two Staircases Connect Rooms From The Finished Wo Basement Up 3 Levels To Create 3 Versatile Living Space For A Large Family. ....More details

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    • 5+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    $1,349,000

    5279 Fifth Line

    MLS®#:X4777078
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 1

    This Family Heirloom Stands Proudly On 94 Acres. The 3,600 Sq Ft Victorian Has Been In The Same Family Since 1875. Main Floor Bedrooms And Office With A Separate Entry To The Yard. The Front Portion Of The House Has Been Stripped Offering Updated Spray Foam Insulation, Windows And Finished Bathroom [18]. The Back Portion Of The House Is Dated. Wood....More details

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    $1,349,000

    5279 Fifth Line

    MLS®#:X4777091
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 1

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    The 3,600+ Sq. Ft, 1875 Victorian Heirloom Stands Proudly On 94 Acres. The Rolling Hills Offers More Than 60+/- Acres Of Cash Crops, A Swimming Pond, Mature Forest And Green Pasture. The House Overlooking Vistas Of Nature. Front Portion Of The House Has Been Stripped Offering Foam Insulation And Updated Windows For Its New Owner To Complete. The Ba....More details

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    • 4+0

    • 1

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    $1,150,000

    5314 Fourth Line W

    MLS®#:X4773402
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 4

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Every Once In A While You Get Lucky To Find A Property Like This*Nestled In The Trees Like Something From A Story Book, Sits This Custom Built Raised Bungalow On Just Under 12 Acres*Gated, Private Driveway Leads You To This 3 Plus 2 Bedroom Home Beautifully Landscaped With Low Maintenance Perennials *Privacy And Views From Every Room* Generous Mast....More details

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    • 4

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    $1,369,000

    5837 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X4713280
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    The Best Of Country Living In The Quaint Town Of Erin & Nearby Village Of Hillsburgh. A Long Driveway Leads To This Beautifully Set-Back 1.48 Acre Property Built With Maintenance Free (Maibec) Board & Batten. Not A Detail Missed In This Custom Built 3000Sqft Home With Soaring Ceilings & Open Concept Layout, Sun-Filled From Anywhere In The Home. The....More details

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    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    $1,300,000

    5305 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X4757193
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+2

    • 4

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Well Maintained Home Located In Erin. 15+ Acres Offers A Rural Setting With Plenty Of Privacy. Gated Entrance Leads To The 3,259 Square Foot 4 Bedroom Brick Home. The Fully Finished Lower Level Is The Perfect In-Law Suite With Separate Entrance. Workshop Is 60'X100' And Has Heat And Power. Spacious Driveway Offers Plenty Of Parking. Attached 2 C....More details

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    • 4+2

    • 4

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    $899,000

    4983 Ninth Line

    MLS®#:X4789477
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Ranch Style Bungalow Set On A Private Lot. Open Concept Living Area With Fireplace. Modern Kitchen With Large Breakfast Bar And Walkout To Beautiful Patio And Garden. Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors Throughout. French Doors To Separate Family Room With Huge Windows And Fireplace. Great Layout Of 1800 Sq Ft. Professionally Landscaped, Circular Driveway....More details

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    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    $2,000/Month

    5475 Second Line

    MLS®#:X4780272
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Next To Hwy 125 & Hwy 124 In Rural Erin (Ospringe). Available Immediately For Rent 2368 Sq Ft. Includes Parking, Workshop And Shed In Erin. Minutes From Acton, Georgetown,Caledon, Brampton, Milton And 401. Can Rent Land As Well, Many Acres Available. Flexible With Tenant Improvements.Attention Investors, Cannabis/Marijuana And Grape Growers! Gr....More details

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    $15.5/Net Lease

    6 - 2 Thompson Cres

    MLS®#:X4733940
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Professional Office Space Being Offered In A High Traffic Plaza With Anchor Tenants. Right Off Of A Major Street, Plaza Is Very Busy, Very Clean, Very Modern Upgraded Space Has, Reception With Sitting Area, Kitchen, Boardroom, Open Office Space. Highly Versatile And Can Be Converted Into Many Uses. Plaza Is Fully Rented. Many Other Units And Homes ....More details

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    $1,068,000

    8 Armstrong St

    MLS®#:X4755116
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+3

    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Stunning Bungalow On A Quiet Family Cul-De-Sac In The Quaint Town Of Erin Backing Onto Peaceful Wood Ravine. Attention Golfers! This Home Has It's Own 40 Yrd Golf Hole With Putting Green & 2 Sand Bunkers Plus Bsmt Has Professional Putting & Shooting Green. Deluxe Kitchen With Huge Granite Island & Large Pantry. Onground Salt Pool W Solar Heating B/....More details

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    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    $1,600,000

    5733 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X4815810
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Welcome To Millionaires Row, One Of The Most Beautiful Situated Properties On The Street. The Home Is Fantastic For Entertaining, Gracious Inlaw Suite, Large Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, Open Concept With Fire Place. 27 Acres Farmed, 15 Acres Forest, 9 Acres Of Rolling Hills With Pond, 2 Car Garage, Barns Perfect For A Variety Of Animals.

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    • 5+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    $1,999,000

    6168 1 St Line

    MLS®#:X4785684
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+3

    • 5

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Over 5,000 Sq Ft Of Finished Space. Beautiful Custom Designed Estate Home Set On A Picturesque And Private 28+ Acre Property With 2 Entrances Surrounded By Forest. Private Pond With The Beach And Plenty Of Fish. Absolutely Nothing Missed In Design, Construction, & Landscaping. Open House Plan With Gourmet Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances. Custom....More details

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    • 3+3

    • 5

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    $949,999

    6135 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4776318
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 3

    All Brick 3+1 Bdrm, 3 Bath, Open Concept Home W/ Brand New Flooring, Cathedral Ceilings, Gorgeous Custom White Wall Cabinetry In L/R, Wood Burning F/P, Skylights. Ample Cupboards & Pantry In Large Kitchen W/Eat In B/Fast Area & Sep. Dining Rm. Spacious Master Suite W/Jacuzzi Tub! Fin. Basement W/4th Bedroom, Rec & Media Rooms. Three Car Garage With....More details

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    • 3+1

    • 3

    $1,699,000

    5159 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4595798
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    84 Acre Farm! Large Stone 2 Storey Farm Home, 3 Large Bedrooms, Great Kitchen With Island & Airtight Fireplace, Sauna In Basement. Bank Barn 50' X 50' Solid & Newer Storage Addition. 120' X 21'. Two 50'X30 Vinyl Top Outdoor Storage Structures, Drive In Doors And One With Automobile Pain Booth. Other Has Kitchen And 3 Piece Bath. 10 Minutes To G....More details

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    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    MLS®#:X4805258
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 2+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Long Gated Driveway Leads To An Utmost Tranquil Setting. The First Time Offered In 30 Years, This 6.3 Acre Property Is Completely Private With A Large, Beach Side, Spring Fed Trout Stocked, Pond And Mature Forest At The Rear. Bungalow Style Home Boasts An Open Concept With Panoramic Windows And Vaulted Ceilings. 2 Car Insulated Garage And Natura....More details

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    • 2+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    $1,099,000

    92 - 94 Main St

    MLS®#:X4814231
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Solid Updated Detached Building On The Main St Of Erin, Boasting 3200 Sq Ft Plus 1550 Sq Ft Finished Lower Level. Many Location Features; Including Backing On To The West Credit River And Situated In The Middle Of Erin's Vibrant Village. Well Established Retail Store On Main Level And Huge Penthouse Style Apartment On 2nd Level With 10' X 19' Balco....More details

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    $2,149,000

    5519 Second Line

    MLS®#:X4711200
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Set Well Hidden On 35.7 Acres In The Hills Of Erin Off Paved 2nd Line. Is A True Well Thought Out Custom Estate Home. 3 + 1 Bedroom Bungalow, Completely Finished Walkout Basement, Built With Full Icf Foundation, Geothermal Heat System And All Round Superior Construction/Finishings. In Ground Fresh Water Pool With Covered Bbq Area And Separate Ca....More details

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    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    $1,850,000

    5633 Fifth Line

    MLS®#:X4623484
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Searching For Your Next Home With Fantastic Views? This 92-Acre Farm (With 65 Workable) May Be Just What You\'re Looking For. This Original Updated Farmhouse Features Lots Of Natural Light, A Huge Master Bedroom With 4 Pc. Ensuite And Walk-In Closet, 2 Staircases And Large Open Main Floor Family Room.

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    $1,850,000

    5633 Fifth Line

    MLS®#:X4623489
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Searching For Your Next Home With Fantastic Views? This 92-Acre Farm (With 65 Workable) May Be Just What You\'re Looking For. This Original Updated Farmhouse Features Lots Of Natural Light, A Huge Master Bedroom With 4 Pc. Ensuite And Walk-In Closet, 2 Staircases And Large Open Main Floor Family Room.

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    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    $1,750,000

    5837 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4716192
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    This Property Nestled In The Hills Outside Of Hillsburgh Has A Few Excellent Building Sites With Views For Miles? Wanting To Farm? This Is Currently Run As A Christmas Tree Farm With The Current Owners Retiring. There Are Endless Opportunities Here. The Barn Currently Houses A 2 Bedroom Apartment. Come With Your House And Plans And Make That Dream ....More details

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    $1,750,000

    5837 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4716196
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Have You Ever Had A Desire To Run A Business That Has Unlimited Income Potential? Work Outside And Meet All Kinds Of People. This Might Be The Property For You! 90 Acre Well Established Christmas Tree Farm Serving Third Generation Clientele. Potential Is All Up To You! Current Owners Are Retiring And Would Love The Next Owner To Take Over Their Pas....More details

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    $434,900

    5960 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X4808584
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    This Lot Is Ready For You To Build. Without Any New Lot Creations Being Allowed In Erin This May Be The One You Have Been Waiting For. Situated Across From An Inactive Gravel Pit And Meters From A Paved Road. Cleared Building Site. Please Call Before Walking The Lot.

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    $1,225,000

    22 Upper Canada Dr

    MLS®#:X4779725
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    The Present Owners Have Proudly Taken Care Of This Home. Attention To Detail Has Been Made In Every Area Of The Home From Cleanliness Down To Replacing Hinges To Match The New Door Handles. This Three Floor Home Boasts Over 4200 Square Feet Of Perfection From The Finished Walkout Basement, To The Beautiful Kitchen With New Stainless Steel Appliance....More details

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    • 4+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    MLS®#:X4702942
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Great Commercial Land Just Under 5.4 Acres With 121M Frontage On Hwy 124. Many Possibilities. Environmental Study Phase 2 Is Ready. Great Investment In A Fast Growing Area. The Price Is For The Land. The Buildings On The Land Are Included In The Price Which Includes A Mechanic Shop And Used Car Lot. Office Building, A 2 Bdrm Apartment And A B....More details

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    $1,249,000

    134 Delarmbro Dr

    MLS®#:X4813028
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 4

    Lovely Open Concept All Brick Bungalow With Nearly 5,000Sf Of Living Space Nestled On A Mature 1 Acre Lot In Quiet Neighborhood Featuring A Great Room W/Vaulted Ceiling, 3+2 Bedrooms, 4 Washrooms Incl M/F 2Pc Rarely Found In Bungalows, Hardwood Floors, Granite Counters, B/I Appliances, Pot Lights , Coffered Ceilings & Multiple Walkouts To Stone Pat....More details

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    • 4

    $1,150,000

    2 Kerry Crt

    MLS®#:X4687355
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 2+2

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    A Hidden Gem! Spectacular Views Overlooking The Rolling Hills Of Erin. Charleston Built 4 Bdrm Home W W/O Bsmt, Situated On Just Under One Acre Of Lushly Landscaped Grounds,Nestled In A Private Enclave Of Estate Homes On A Cul De Sac. Gorgeous Open Concept Main Flr Features Breath Taking Views, Gleaming Hdwd Flrs, Gas Fp, Kitchen W Brkfst Bar, W/O ....More details

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    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    $1,049,000

    10 Kerry Crt

    MLS®#:X4524335
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 2

    Beautifully Appointed, Open Concept Bungaloft Situated On Almost One Acre Of Tranquil Ravine, Nestled On A Quiet Cul De Sac, Minutes From Town. Gorgeous Front Entrance Leads To Living Room With Cathedral Ceilings, Featuring Skylights, Pot Lights And Gas Fireplace. Modern Kitchen Boasts Quartz Counters, Island With Breakfast Bar, S/S Appl, W/O To St....More details

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    • 2

    $1,549,000

    5214 Tenth Line

    MLS®#:X4773666
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 3

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    A Little Piece Of Paradise On 8.3 Acres. Long Tree Lined Driveway Leading To A Stunning Raised Country Bungalow. Walking Trails Through Acres Of Forest. Large Pool Area Patio Great For Summer Bbq's, Oversized Double Car Garage, Oversized Windows With Tons Of Natural Light, Custom Kitchen With Island, Open Concept Living Area With Sunken Family Room....More details

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    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    $2,000,000

    12 Charles Lane

    MLS®#:X4704581
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Over The Bridge To Grandma's House - This Property Is A Hidden Gem In Erin. Located Steps To Downtown; Tucked Away Down Charles Street This 9.5 Acres Is Zoned For Future Development. Having Been In The Same Family For Generations This Property Is Not One To Miss. Frontage On The Credit River. Property Has Gorgeous Views Of Downtown. Home On Proper....More details

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    • 2

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    MLS®#:X4803489
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 3

    Attention Investors Or First Time Buyers, Great Opportunity To Add To Your Portfolio Or Get Yourself Into The Market. This House Has A More Than Meets The Eye. Large Front Unit With 2 Bathrooms And 3 Bedrooms With Walk Out To Large Patio And Massive Backyard. Second Unit Is Large Open 2 Bedroom With Office And Side Entrance. Two Separate Drivew....More details

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    • 3

    MLS®#:X4812749
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • 4

    Beautiful Unique Home! Enjoy Your Own 10.8 Acres Of Paradise In Erin! Mature Trees, Walking And Horse Trails, Pond And Wildlife! Minutes Away From The Thriving Communities Of Erin, Georgetown, Acton, Caledon. 15 Minutes To 401. 4 Bedrooms, Sunroom, 4 Season Enclosed Porch, Guest Room/Office With Its Own 2 Pce Bath And Separate Entrance. Spring Fed ....More details

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    • 4

    $1,248,000

    11 Sandalwood Dr

    MLS®#:X4816122
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Camp In Your Own Backyard! Gorgeous 5 Br Family Home Set On Estate Sized Lot In The Village Of Ballinafad - Min(S) To Georgetown Go Or Acton Go Stations Or Easy Commute To 401 At Trafalgar; Relax And Enjoy The 'Park Like' Private Setting And Become A Bird Watcher; Walk Out From Your Eat-In Kitchen (Granite Counter Tops And B/S) To A Huge Enterta....More details

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    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

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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.

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