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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

    27 Listings Found
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    $1,199,000

    5127 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X3912485
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Private And Scenic 86 Acres This Property Provides A Tranquil Environment For A Weekend Getaway, Organic Hobby Farm, Religious Retreat Or A Hilltop Building Site For Your Dream Home. The 3 Ponds Are Idyllic Features With Lots Of Dry Open Spaces, Towering Mature Trees, And Snowmobile/Walking/Sky Trails That Make This A Safe Haven From The Frantic Pa....More details

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    $1,490,000

    5159 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4015287
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    This Multi-Level Custom Built Home Boasts Being A Structure Of Distinction. Ideal For A Large Family W/3 Living Rooms, 2 Offices Graced With Vaulted & 9 Ft Ceilings W/Separate Living Areas For All Generations. Countryside Views From Sun-Kissed Rooms Overlooking 45 Acres Of Nature. The Master Offers A Pampering 5 Pc Ensuite & Walk-In Closet. A Priva....More details

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    $1,900/Gross Lease

    4962 Third Line

    MLS®#:X3951316
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    6000 Square Foot Barn Available For Rent In Erin. Five Minutes From Downtown Acton And Fifteen Minutes From Georgetown, Milton, And The 401. Potential To Rent 3000 Square Foot Top Level And 3000 Square Foot Bottom Level Separately.

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    $899,000

    9479 Sideroad 17 Sdrd

    MLS®#:X4012920
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Gorgeous Log Home On Just Over An Acre In The Scenic Village Of Erin! Beautiful Wooded Lot W/Mature Trees Offers A Charming Country Feel To This Property And Home. Unique Log Home Features Wide Pine Plank Flrs, Log Beam Ceilings, High Ceilings, Wide Baseboards W/An Open Concept Layout! The Spacious Kitchen Features Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar &....More details

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    $525,000

    38 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4002921
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Build Your Dream Home On A 1 Acre Lot That Is Surrounded By Luxury Estate Homes. This Property Has Everything You're Looking For. This Property Has Available, Municipal Water, Hydro, Natural Gas, Cable And The Prettiest Views. Backing On To Greenbelt Land. Located At 9th Line / Armstrong. Just Minutes To The Town Of Erin, Caledon Village, & Orange....More details

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    $525,000

    34 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4002925
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Build Your Dream Home On A 1 Acre Lot That Is Surrounded By Luxury Estate Homes. This Property Has Everything You're Looking For. This Property Has Available, Municipal Water, Hydro, Natural Gas, Cable And The Prettiest Views. Backing On To Greenbelt Land. Located At 9th Line / Armstrong. Just Minutes To The Town Of Erin, Caledon Village, & Orange....More details

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    $15/Net Lease

    5 - 2 Thompson Cres

    MLS®#:X3688124
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Brand New, Prime Commercial Space For Lease In The Heart On Erin. High Traffic Plaza With Anchor Tenants Including: Tim Horton's & Wellness Medical Centre. Other Tenants Include: Erin Hills Dental Office, Paradise Farms Bistro & Butcher Shop, Erin Diagnostics Imaging & Alpha Care Medical Office. Ample Parking On Site. This Is Great Opportunity To S....More details

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    $15/Net Lease

    Address not publicly available

    MLS®#:X3688133
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Prime Commercial Space For Lease In The Heart Of Erin. High Traffic Plaza With Anchor Tenants Including: Tim Horton's & Wellness Medical Centre. Other Tenants Include: Erin Hills Dental Office, Paradise Farms Bistro & Butcher Shop. Ample Parking On Site. This Is A Great Opportunity To Start/Expand Your Business In A Prime Location! Limited Time Pro....More details

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    $1,149,700

    9620 Wellington Rd 42

    MLS®#:X3980337
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Beautiful Country Property Nestled On Secluded Picturesque 9 Acres (Approx), Only Minutes F/ Georgetown & Brampton. Well Set-Back F/Road W/Very Large Circular Driveway And 35 X 26 Ft Heated Double Car Garage. 3 Bedroom Bungalow Plus Den, Offers Main Level Open Concept Living Area, 2 Master Ensuites, 3 Full Baths On M/Level, Sep Entrance To Fin Bsmt....More details

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    $689,900

    13 Pine St

    MLS®#:X3964131
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Welcome To This Spacious & Well Upgraded 3 Bedroom & 3 Bath Home In The Quaint Village Of Erin. This Home Offers Plenty Of Living Space & Oversized Backyard! Main Level Features Hardwood Throughout With Large Principle Rooms. Living/Dining Room Combination Are Ideal For Entertaining. Chef's Kitchen With Upgraded Appliances & Cabinetry. Kitchen Over....More details

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    $899,900

    36 Waterford Dr

    MLS®#:X4018154
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Welcome To This Spectacular Family Home On A Half Acre Yard In The Charming Village Of Erin. This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom House Is 2709 Sq Feet And Includes A Recently Remodeled Chefs Kitchen & Family Room (2013), New Roof With Skylights (15), New Blinds & Shutters (17), Updated Powder Room (17) With A New Furnace (13). Short Walk To The Downtown Are....More details

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    $1,749,000

    5035 Wellington Rd 125 Rd N

    MLS®#:X4018266
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Great Opportunity To Own This 94+ Acre Farm On Hwy 25 N Close To Acton With A 3400 Sq Ft Home With In-Law Suite. Beautiful Vistas Of Ponds,Bush And Wildlife. 1800 Sq Ft Barn And 35 Acres Currently Farmed(Leased).It Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated.Spectacular Treed And Rolling Lot With Stunning Pond And Wonderful Views,Ideally Located Between Acton/E....More details

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    $1,249,000

    54 Stewart Dr

    MLS®#:X3710107
    Status:Sold 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    This Gorgeous Custom Built 3 Bdr. 2840 Sq.Ft. Bungalow On 1 Acre Lot Backing Onto A 10 Acre Lake Features 10\'Ceiling Main Floor & Basement,8\'Doors,Magnificent Sunset View From The Deck,Professional Landscaping,100K Spent On Exterior,Sub Zero Fridge,Wolf Convection Oven,36\' Viking Cooktop,10\'Baseboards Throughout,3 Car Gar....More details

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    $695,900

    23 William Rex Cres

    MLS®#:X3983869
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Look No Further The Perfect Bungalow For You Is Here! Located In The Very Desired Area Of Erin Heights, This 3 Bedroom Bungalow Boasts A Great Lot With Mature Trees, Custom Kitchen, A Walk-Out Basement With The Potential Of Being A Separate Unit. Hardwood Floors & Stairs Are Solid Oak. This House Has Been Meticulously Maintained. The Roof Was Done....More details

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    $2,390,000

    9115 27th Sdrd

    MLS®#:X3994134
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Welome To Hilltop Haven***See The Virtual Tour***Stunning Country Estate Built On 55+ Acres And Abutting The Trail. With No Expense Spared This Gem Has Gone Through Many Recent Renovations Including A Detached 3 Car Garage, Infinity Pool With Outdoor Kitchen And Stunning Cabana. The House Is Massive And The Walkout Adds To The Living Space Bringing....More details

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    $1,499,999

    9205 Erin Garafraxa Town Line

    MLS®#:X3752503
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Welcome Home To The Historic And Charming Story Book Setting Of Walnut Hollow. Set On 52.4 Picturesque Acres This Century Home Built In 1883 Has Large Principle Rooms And Is In Pristine Condition, Pride Of Ownership Is Evident At Every Turn. Fresh Paint, Original Floors, Trim, Sills And A 600 Year Old Spiral Staircase That Was Imported From Britain....More details

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    $569,900

    82-84 Main St

    MLS®#:X3942391
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Come Live The Dream You Have Always Wanted. Amazing Opportunity To Own Your Own Business & Live In The Beautiful Village Of Erin. Well Established Business Located In Prime Location Right On The Main Street Of Town. 40 Seat Capacity Restaurant With Additional 28 Seat Patio Over Looking The River. Totally Renovated 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment Abo....More details

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    $1,649,000

    38 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4003561
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    This Proposed Home Sits On A 1 Acre Lot Backing On To Greenbelt. Surrounded By Luxury Estate Homes In Most Desirable South Erin .Featuring : 3300 Sq Ft On Main Level , 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Bungalow Has 10' Ceilings, 9' Basement Ceiling, Coffered Ceilings, Stone Frontage , 3 Garages , Pot Lights, Hardwood Flooring Thru Out , Full Tarion Warranty , Ba....More details

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    $1,649,000

    34 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4003574
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    This Proposed Home Sits On A 1 Acre Lot Backing On To Greenbelt. Surrounded By Luxury Estate Homes In Most Desirable South Erin .Featuring : 3300 Sq Ft On Main Level , 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Bungalow Has 10' Ceilings, 9' Basement Ceiling, Coffered Ceilings, Stone Frontage , 3 Garages , Pot Lights, Hardwood Flooring Thru Out , Full Tarion Warranty , Ba....More details

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    $599,000

    0 Wellington 22 Rd

    MLS®#:X3981007
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Very Rare And Hard To Find Beautiful 9.19 Acres Of Scenic Countryside. Land Allows For The Building Of Up To An 8000 Sqft Home And Is Centrally Located Just Minutes To The Town Of Erin, Caledon Village, & Orangeville . Approx 50% Of The Land Is Hardwood Bush And The Rest Cleared & Waiting For Your Custom Built Dream Home. Enjoy Being Surrounded By ....More details

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    $6,999,000

    5844 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X3958979
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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      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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    $1,100,000

    43 Armstrong St

    MLS®#:X4000878
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Fabulous 3 Bed 2.5 Washroom Raised Bungalow Sits On 1+ Acre's In An Estate Home Community. This Home Shows 10 +With True Pride Of Ownership. Featuring: Large Windows, 9' Ceilings, Pot Lights & Main Floor Hardwood, Gorgeous Kitchen With Granite Counters & S/S Appliance's, A Walkout To Deck, Family Room Features A Cathedral Ceiling & Grand Fireplace,....More details

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    $352,900

    168 Daniel St

    MLS®#:X4014818
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Opportunity Knocks With This Quaint Home In Need Of Work. Handymen Don't Miss Out! Lots Of Potential Here, With Steel Roof, Newer Vinyl Siding, Newer Deck, Most Windows Replaced,2 Gas Fireplaces. Beautiful Yard Is Fully Fenced And Surrounded By Mature Trees. Newer Laminate Flooring In Large Fam Rm. Det Garage/Workshop W/Hydro & Interlock Driveway. ....More details

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    $895,000

    5497 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X3999775
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Drink Your Favourite Beverage In The 3-Season Sunroom, In Your Expansive Walk-Out Family Room, In The Hot Tub, Or Overlooking The Inground Salt Water Pool, & Watch Young Calves Frolic & Nuzzle Their Mothers. This 4-Bed, 3-Bath Country Home Has A Lovely Layout, Sits On Just Under 1 Acre & Is A Bird-Watchers Delight! There's A Large Workshop For The ....More details

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    $899,750

    4919 Trafalgar Rd N

    MLS®#:X4022207
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Picture Perfect Cape-Cod In The Hamlet Of Ballinafad. Wonderful Home On 1+ Acre. Mature Landscaping. Stunning Views Of Protected Greenspace. Huge Trees, Stone Walkway & Wrap-Around Porch. Formal Living & Dining Rooms With Hardwood & Garden Views. Eat-In Kitchen W/ Stainless Appl., Pantry And W/O To Large Deck. Family Room With W/B Fireplace. 3 Bedr....More details

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    $449,000

    5659 First Line

    MLS®#:X3855099
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Beautiful Private, Forested Vacant Land In Desirable Rural Erin Location. Over 10 Acres For You To Explore! Feel Like You Are Away From It All But Just Minutes To The Town Of Erin, Acton, Georgetown And Guelph. Best Of Both Worlds! Great Spot Toward Back Of Property That Is Perfect For Your Dream Home.

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    $434,900

    77 Main St

    MLS®#:X3987281
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
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      700-1100 Sq Ft

    Great Opportunity In Hillsburgh, Brick Detached 1 1/2 Storey Home, 2 Large Bedrooms On The Upper Floor And 1 Bedroom On The Main Floor That Could Be Converted Back(Currently Used For Dog Grooming) Large Living Room With Hardwood Floor And Eat In Kitchen With Walk Out To Sun Room And Deck, 1/2 Hr To Hwy. 401. Close To Arena, Trails, Churches & Publi....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.