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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

    43 Listings Found
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    $449,000

    5329 First Line

    MLS®#:X4647236
    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 Future Today. Existing Driveway Leads To A Building Envelope So Your Dream Home Can Be Surrounded By Mature Forest & Meandering Eramosa River. This Property Is Mostly Forested To Provide A Private & Secluded Estate Hidden From The Road. Enjoy Wildlife & The ....More details

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    $749,000

    00 First Line

    MLS®#:X4517064
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    This Is An Ideal Location For Building Your Dream Home And Hobby Farm. You Will Think You Can See For Miles On This Stunning Flat Fertile Rich Farmland And Mature Forest Beside The Speed River On A Very Peaceful Road Minutes North West Of Hillsburgh And Orangeville; This 41.132 Acre Property Is Farmed By A Tenant Ofa Farmer On Approximately 18 Acre....More details

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    MLS®#:X4633656
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Imagine Your Dream Home Here! Stunning Forested 5.8 Acre Hilltop Property Located In Erin. Build A Beautiful Home Surrounded By Nature Amongst The Trees. Fully Serviced With Driveway, Drilled Well, Natural Gas And Stamped Building Permit Drawings. Demo The Existing House And Start Construction Immediately. Bonus: Don\'t Pay Any Development Fees!

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    $1,899,000

    31 George St

    MLS®#:X4590681
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    Located Within Walking Distance To The Heart Of Town But Yet Tucked Away At The End Of A Dead End Street Offering Plenty Of Privacy & A Country Vibe You Will Find This 8.58 Acre Property With 2 Ponds Backing On To The Elora Cataract Trailway! Professionally Landscaped With Hot Tub, Sitting Area On Dock Next To Water Feature, Parking For 35+ Cars, 3....More details

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    $499,500

    17 Carberry Rd

    MLS®#:X4601197
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Feel Right At Home In This Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Kitchen, Bungalow On A Quintet Cul-De-Sac With Professionally Landscaped Front Curb Appeal. Updated Modernized Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Backsplash. Walk Out Deck Lets You Escape To The Garden All You Have To Do Is Grab Your Favourite Beverage And Relax! Ideal For Upsizers, ....More details

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    $974,900

    6135 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4597051
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 3

    All Brick 3+1 Bdrm, 2 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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    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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    MLS®#:X4604958
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 1

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Come Home To The Cottage Every Day!!! This 3 Bedroom House Nestled In The Quaint Hamlet Of Cedar Valley Is Waiting For You. Large Eat In Kitchen With Pantry & Stainless Steel Appliances. Living Room Dining Room Area Has Large Windows & Gas Fireplace. Family Room Offers A Gas Woodstove With Walkout To The Deck. 1.43 Acres With A Large Wrap Around De....More details

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    $1,099,000

    7 Cedar Ridge Crt

    MLS®#:X4559858
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Spectacular Well Maintained & Upgraded Detached Brick Home, Set On A Quiet Court Backing On To Treed Conservation W A Private Path To The Credit River. Enjoy The Oasis Yard And Privacy Set On 1.17 Acre, Complete W A 3 Tiered Deck 2017, Pool, 2 Gas Bbq Hook Ups & Serenity Nature Views. Stylish Upgraded Kitchen 2017 W Quartz Counter Tops, Porcelain S....More details

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    $42,500

    99 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4452778
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin

    Always Wanted To Own Your Own Business, Well Here Is Your Opportunity. A Well Run Convenience Store And Also A Video Store. Located In The Heart Of Hillsburgh. Selling Newspapers, Magazines, Cigarettes, Drinks, Slushies, Frozen Desserts, General Groceries, Lottery Tickets, Video Rentals And More! Annual Sales Approx $300K. Very Bright, Clean And Bu....More details

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    MLS®#:X4593963
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 3

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Country Bungalow On 3+ Acres In Erin. Loved & Cared For By Same Owners For 24 Years. New Kitchen W/ Ss Appliances & Quartz Counters, Pot Lights, Tons Of Natural Light. Large Master Bedroom W/ Renovated Ensuite W/ Heated Floor, Formal Dining Rm & Large Living Rm W/ Walk-Out To Composite Deck. 3+2 Bedrooms And 3 Baths...Main Floor Bath Updated & All ....More details

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    $1,699,000

    5159 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4595798
    Status:For Sale 
    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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    $1,195,000

    9125 24 Sdrd

    MLS®#:X4576230
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    Brand New 2300 Proposed Custom 4 Bedroom Bungalow By Freestone Design Builders Inc. One Of The Nicest Lots I Have Seen In A Long Time, 2 Acres With Hardwood Bush At Rear And Fully Fence. House Includes Outstanding High End Finishes, Open Concept Layout, 9 Ft Ceilings On Main, Hardwood Floors And Staircase , Over Size 3 Car Garage

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    $1,100,000

    00 County 22 Rd

    MLS®#:X4648606
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin

    20 Acres Of Good Land Zoned Future Development. Town Of Erin Official Plan Has It Designated Industrial. Fronting On Two Paved Roads - County Rd 22 And 8th Line Erin. Close To Trafalger Rd. About 20 Minutes North Of Georgetown. Property Is Flat, High And Dry. Real Great Investment!!

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    $739,000

    16 Waterford Dr

    MLS®#:X4607358
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    This Custom Bungalow Built In 1968 For Sale. Meticulously Cared For And Located On The Exclusive Waterford Drive Circle, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath, Gardens, Walkways, Patio, Updated Mechanicals, Roof And Septic. Walking Distance To Town, Yet The Luxury Of Quiet Neighbourhood. Finally An Affordable Family Home In Erin!

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    $2,149,000

    5519 Second Line

    MLS®#:X4563021
    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 Cabana.

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    $429,000

    00 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4600320
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Exceptional Building Lot. 1.3 Acres Located Just North Of Paved Wellington Road 50 (Old Peacock Sideroad). Enjoy Reasonable Town Of Erin Development Fees. Lot Has Slight Grade Allowing For Walkout Basement Potential. This Is The Best Lot I Have Seen In A Long Time

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    $1,100,000

    92 - 94 Main St

    MLS®#:X4623135
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Solid Update 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' Balc....More details

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    $1,850,000

    5633 Fifth Line

    MLS®#:X4623484
    Status:For Sale 
    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:For Sale 
    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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    $434,900

    5960 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X4390547
    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. Ideal To Design A Walk Out Basement And Enough Room For A Shop! Meters From A Paved Road. Cleared Building Site. Please Call Before Walking The Lot.

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    $1,750,000

    5837 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4401643
    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 Pa....More details

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    $1,495,000

    5993 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4450956
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    If Living The Country Life Is For You, Step Into This Spacious Bungalow Just North Of The Town Of Hillsburgh. Sitting On 47+ Acres, This Property Has All The Room You'll Need For You And Your Family. With A Barn Steps Away From The House, The Potential For A Hobby Farm Is Here. This Home Features A Very Large & Bright Eat-In Kitchen With Breakfast....More details

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    $1,495,000

    5993 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4450961
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    If Living The Country Life Is For You, Step Into This Spacious Bungalow Just North Of The Town Of Hillsburgh. Sitting On 47+ Acres, This Property Has All The Room You'll Need For You And Your Family. With A Barn Steps Away From The House, The Potential For A Hobby Farm Is Here. This Home Features A Very Large & Bright Eat-In Kitchen With A Breakfa....More details

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    $800,000

    89 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4477914
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Go Back In Time With This Lovely Century Gem Set Back Well From The Road. This Former Lawyer's Office Now A Family Home With In-Law Suite And Home-Based Business. Lovingly Restored With Some Unique Wood Features Sure To Please. A Newer Detached Workshop With In-Floor Heating And Two Storage Sheds Are Just Extras. Start Your Home-Based Business Righ....More details

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    $800,000

    89 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4477979
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin

    Go Back In Time With This Lovely Century Gem Set Back Well From The Road. This Former Lawyer's Office Now A Family Home With In-Law Suite And Home-Based Business. Lovingly Restored With Some Unique Wood Features Sure To Please. A Newer Detached Workshop With In-Floor Heating And Two Storage Sheds Are Just Extras. Start Your Home-Based Business Righ....More details

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    $1,149,900

    239 Delarmbro Dr

    MLS®#:X4622698
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 3

    Very Motivated Sellers - Be In Before Christmas! Gorgeous & Elegant Estate Home Located In Established Subdivision In Erin On Town Water & Natural Gas. This Quality Built Home Boasts Luxurious Upgrades Throughout & Is Within Walking Distance To Town Amenities. Dream Kitchen Offers Upgraded Cabinetry, Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances & ....More details

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    $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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    $609,900

    164 Daniel St

    MLS®#:X4580059
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Bigger Than It Looks*Fantastic Value! Move-In Ready* Leave The Rush Of City Life & Come To The Country* 2 Bedroom Up With Private Full Bath & Sitting Area* Convenient Main Floor Master With Large Walk-In Closet & Reno'd Bath* Main Floor Laundry* Large Cathedral Ceiling Kitchen With Plenty Of Counter Space * Large Eating Area To Seat A Large Family....More details

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    $1,289,900

    170 Main St

    MLS®#:X4424786
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 6+2

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Opportunity Knocks! A Very Rare Offering In The Heart Of Downtown Erin Offering 2 Residential Units With Commercial Zoning. This Custom Built Building Offers 2 Separate Apartments Plus Commercial Space. Main Level Features 2 Bedroom & 2 Bath Apartment As Well As Self Contained Commercial Space Currently Used As A Salon (Zoning Offers Numerous Ot....More details

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    $1,289,900

    170 Main St

    MLS®#:X4424830
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Opportunity Knocks! A Very Rare Offering In The Heart Of Downtown Erin Offering 2 Residential Units With Commercial Zoning. This Custom Built Building Offers 2 Separate Apartments Plus Commercial Space. Main Level Features 2 Bedroom & 2 Bath Apartment As Well As Self Contained Commercial Space Currently Used As A Salon (Zoning Offers Numerous Other....More details

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    MLS®#:X4587417
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Brand New Quality-Built Custom 3-Bdrm On 3.26 Acres. Great Layout With A Wonderful Spacious Feel. 9 Ft Ceilings, 3/4" Eng. Oak Hardwood Flooring. Large. Eat-In Kitchen With Huge Island, Granite Counters, U/C Lighting, Six S/S Appliances. Great Room With F/P, Vault. Ceiling. Dining Room With W/O. Main Fl. Laundry. Crown Molding. Mast. Bdrm With 5-Pc....More details

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    MLS®#:X4644409
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Build Your Dream Home On This Building Lot That Is Located On Wellington Rd 124 Next Door To 8862 Wellington 124 Rd. Just West Of Hwy 125 On The North Side. This Lot Is Just Shy Of An Acre. This Lot Is Located 11 Minutes To Acton. Lot Has Been Clearly Staked. Please Do Not Walk The Lot Without An Appointment.

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    $999,900

    6175 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4633908
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Country Living At Its Finest W/The Perfect Massive Man Cave! Beautifully Renovated In 2017. Set On A Pretty 1 Acre Lot. The Main Floor Features A Large Foyer, Stunning Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Centre Island & Awesome Pantry, A Beautiful Living Room/Dining Room With Fireplace & Vaulted Ceiling, Adorable 3-Piece & An Office With Prett....More details

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    $599,900

    12 Thompson Cres

    MLS®#:X4449257
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Hwy Commercial & Hwy Exposure. 2 Driveways. Motor Vehicle Sales (Inc Heavy Trucks), Rv Sales, Farm Equip Sales, Bank, Beer/Lcbo, Building Supply, Garden Center, Hotel, Institutional, Restaurant, Gas Bar/Convenience, Club, Funeral Home, & More. Town Approved Sewers. Storm Water Mgmt Report, Septic Design, Geotechnical Report, Topographical Survey & ....More details

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    $1,599,000

    5537 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4623558
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 4

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Gorgeous Home 2884 Sqft Unique Layout Offering Look-Outs F/Multiple Rooms, Surrounded By Nature, On 58 Acres Features Walking Trails, Natural Water Pond, Waterfalls, Small Creek Runs Thru It, Heated Workshop, Gated Front Entrance To Long Driveway Dust Free Compressed Gravel) W/Light Posts Along Side, Perfect Place For Year Round Entertainment, Ride....More details

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    $418,900

    8796 Sideroad 15

    MLS®#:X4575065
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Prime Location In Ospringe, Erin Township, Very Close To Guelph. This 10 Acres Parcel Has Been Owned By The Same Family Since 1975. Located On The North Side Of Side Road Is West Of The Corner Lot At First Line And Side Road 15 West Of The Corner Lot At First Line And Side Road 15.....

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    $1,149,900

    5739 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X4608325
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+4

    • 3

    Gorgeous One - Of - A Kind Detached Backsplit With A Finished Walk-Out Basement And A 30' X 50' Heated Workshop On A Premium Two Acre Lot In The Sought After Community Of Erin ! Extensive Renovations Including Two Updated Kitchens, Stainless Steel Appliances ( 2nd Kitchen ), Upgraded Laminate Floors, Updated Bathrooms, Crown Mouldings, Pot Lights, ....More details

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    MLS®#:X4399693
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    41 Acres In The Rolling Country Side Of Erin, Situated On Two Road Frontages, A Small Stream Runs The Full Length Of Property, Small Pond At Rear. What A Great Place To Build Your Dream Home, Raise Your Family In The Country Or Relax And Retire! Less Than An Hour From The Gta, Minutes To The Grocery Store, Lcbo, Bank, Schools, Library, Hockey Rink,....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.