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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

    35 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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    Located 15 Minutes North Of Georgetown, Fronting Onto 2 Paved Roads, Sits This Scenic 86 Acre Property. Ideal Setting For A Weekend Getaway, Building Your Dream Home, Hobby Farm Or Religious Retreat. Organic Fields, Open Space, 3 Ponds And Towering Trees Make This A Natural Paradise For Deer And Wild Turkeys. Existing 1885 Farmhouse And Outbuilding....More details

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    $299,000

    3 Church St

    MLS®#:X3936810
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
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    This "Brouse" Is Part House And Part Barn With C1 Commercial Zoning In The Hamlet Of Hillsburgh. The Lower Level Is Truly Unique, Charming And Distinctive With Exposed Stone Walls. 2013 Gas Furnace And Updated Hydro. The 2nd Story And Loft Residential Area Have Been Transformed Under Permit With New Framed Construction Just Waiting For Your Finishi....More details

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    $1,490,000

    5159 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X3854851
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

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    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Art & Science Of Design, Engineering, And Construction. This 5,000+ Sq Ft Treasure Is Well Hidden From The Quiet Country Road. A Private Oasis For Your Whole Family To Enjoy On 45 Acres Of Pasture & Managed Forest. Almost Every Window Offers A Stunning View. Formal Living Spaces W/Vaulted, 9 Ft Ceilings And Carpet Free Flooring. 2 Pampering Master ....More details

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    $299,000

    3 Church St

    MLS®#:X3936614
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
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    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Charming And Distinct, This "Brouse" Is Part House And Part Barn With C1 Commercial Zoning In The Hamlet Of Hillsburgh. The Lower Level Is Truly Unique With Exposed Stonework And A New Gas Furnace And Updated Hydro. The 2nd Story And Loft Residential Area Have Been Transformed Under Permit With New Framing Construction Just Waiting For Your Finishi....More details

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    $1,900/Gross Lease

    4962 Third Line

    MLS®#:X3951316
    Status:For 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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    $2,999,999

    9115 27th Sdrd

    MLS®#:X3878112
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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      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 Bringi....More details

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    $15/Net Lease

    5 - 2 Thompson Cres

    MLS®#:X3688124
    Status:For 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 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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    $1,689,000

    5092 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X3877142
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Attention To Detail! Impressive Updated Gothic Style Farmhouse Built In 1877, Sits At End Of A Tree-Lined Laneway On Just Under 23 Acres & Offers 3000+ Sqft Of Living Space*Features Include Cherry Hrdwd, Original Pine Flrs, Most New Windows Styled In The Original Architecture W/Deep Window Sills, A Mix Of Old & New Thick Wood Trim Thru-Out, Reno'd ....More details

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    $400,000

    20 Ellen Cres

    MLS®#:X3930135
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 2+0

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    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Have A Penchant For Home Renovations? Bring Your Ideas To Life & Make This Home Your Own Creation! Fully Fenced Back Yard W/Access From Both Sides, Very Private & Surrounded By Mature Trees. This 2-Bedroom Home (Converted From 3) Offers A Large Eat-In Kitchen Open To The Sunroom Overlooking The Back Yard; The Master Has Semi-Ensuite Access & There'....More details

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    $919,900

    42 Waterford Dr

    MLS®#:X3938301
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    What A Fantastic Place To Raise A Family! The Huge Yard Will Be Sure To Delight Family & Friends In Any Season. During The Summer Months, The Inground Pool Will Be Popular. Boasting A Main Floor Office, You Can Work From Home! There's Tons Of Space For Everyone With 4+2-Beds, 3 Full Baths & 2 Powder Rooms. Main Floor Laundry, Beautifully Finished ....More details

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    $699,900

    13 Pine St

    MLS®#:X3918593
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    • 3

    • 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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    $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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    $699,900

    125 - 5382 Wellington Rd

    MLS®#:X3932186
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Outstanding Bungalow On 3/4 Acre Lot. Excellent Loc Private No One Behind. Spac Drwy For Ample Parking. Upgrd Kit Cabinets, Oversized Mbr. Bright & Spac Insulated Sunrm W/O To Rear Yard. An Indoor Heated Swimming Pool Perfect Fully Insulated Walls For Yr Round Use. Hm Was Originally A 3 Bdrm Hm That Has Been Remodeled & Can Be Converted Back To 3 B....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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    • Area:

      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:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    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 Above Wi....More details

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    $909,900

    36 Waterford Dr

    MLS®#:X3943686
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    • 3

    • 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 And 3 Bath House Is 2709 Sq Feet And Includes A Remodeled Chefs Kitchen & Family Room (2013), New Roof And Skylights (15), New Blinds And Shutters (17), Updated Powder Room (17) And Furnace (13). Short Walk To The Downtown Area. Home Comes Eq....More details

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    $749,900

    6 Wallace Ave

    MLS®#:X3946468
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
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    Beautiful Home With An Amazing Property. Home Features Kitchen With Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances. Main Floor Features Master Bedroom With 4 Pcs Ensuite & Lots Of Closet Space. The 2nd Floor Features 2 Spacious Bedrooms & Small Office. The Property Features 2 Tier Deck With Fireplace, Hot Tub, Gazebo Also At A Portion Is Paved For....More details

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    $949,000

    9479 Sideroad 17 Sdrd

    MLS®#:X3955336
    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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    $359,000

    168 Daniel St

    MLS®#:X3946736
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    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 Lg Fam Rm. Det Garage/Workshop W/Hydro & Interlock Driveway. Upst....More details

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    $1,629,800

    61 Main St

    MLS®#:X3828424
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Rare Opportunity To Buy Esso Gas Station With Property In Growing Town Of Erin, Ontario, Just 25 Min North Of Brampton, Convenience, Lotto, Atm And Auto Garage, New Roof (2015), New Wayne Pumps With Pay At Pump (2015), Well Established Business, Just Take Keys And Start Making Money, Potential To Grow Volume In This Growing Area, Serious Inquiries ....More details

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    $519,900

    0000 Wellington 125 Rd

    MLS®#:X3913233
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Build The Dream Home You've Always Wanted On This Fantastic 4+ Acre Lot & Surround Yourself By Nature In Erin. The Building Site Is Situated Well Back From The Road, Nicely Elevated Behind A Treed Frontage & Pond. Centrally Located Minutes To Acton, Erin, Rockwood And Guelph. Appointment To Be Registered With Listing Brokerage Before Walking Proper....More details

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    $69,000

    1 - 9 Main St

    MLS®#:X3774730
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Coffee Time Great Opportunity For A Family Run Business, Excellent Same Location For Almost 25 Years. Very Loyal Clientele And Highway Traffic Kept The Business Stable, Make The Money From Day One. Potential To Increase The Profits By Adding New Items Like Ice Cream Etc.

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    $1,150,000

    23 Anderson Clse

    MLS®#:X3891806
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Welcome Home! Spectacular Family Home In Estate Subdivision Just Outside Town Of Erin. Come And Enjoy Everything This Home Has To Offer. Separate Main Level In Law Suite With Private Entrance And Back Patio, Or Make It A Home Office Or Even Just More Space For Your Larger Family. Open Concept Main Level, And 3 Spacious Bedrooms On Upper Level, Whil....More details

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    $1,995,000

    5650 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X3871656
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Rare Opportunity To Own One Of The Prettiest Properties In Erin. One Of The Rare Times The Virtual Tour Doesn't Do Justice To A Property. You Have To Walk This Stunning Property With Crystal Ponds, Streams And Rolling Hills. Country Century Home With Separate 2 Car Garage, With An Additional Residence Above And Bank Bank Barn. Cataract Trail Divide....More details

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    $434,900

    0000 Wellington Road 50 Rd

    MLS®#:X3936016
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Build That Dream Home You\'ve Always Wanted On This Fantastic 1 Acre Lot Situated In A Quiet Setting With Beautiful Views On Paved Road. Centrally Located To Erin, Acton And Georgetown - Approximately 15 Mins To Georgetown Go And Less Than 10 Mins To Acton\'s Go. Appointment To Be Registered With Listing Brokerage Before Walking Property.

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    $1,999,000

    4929 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X3953367
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Honey, Stop The Car! We Have Found Our Oasis. Simply Stunning 4 +2 Bdr Custom Built Country Estate Home. 15.8 Acres, Private Pond With Sunfish, Catfish. Nature At It's Best. This Home Boast Of Exquisite Views Of The Pond With Expansive Patio Doors That Open Onto A Walkout Deck That Is Perfect For Entertaining. Gourmet Kitchen, Walk In Pantry, 3 Car....More details

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    $719,900

    4937 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X3892161
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Welcome To Your Home To Stay! Lovely 3 Bedroom Country Estate Home On Picturesque 2 Acres With A Partially Finished Basement. Country Kitchen, Crown Moulding, Laminate Floors Throughout. Located Beside Million Dollar Homes. Sweeping Views And Mature Landscape. Come Retire Here Or Re-Imagine The Property Into A Custom Home. Contractor\'s Dream.

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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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    $349,900

    1 George St

    MLS®#:X3934009
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

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      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Detached 3 Bedroom Fully Brick Home On Large Lot In The Heart Of Downtown Hillsburgh Filled With Character And Great Bones But In Need Of Some Tlc. Original High Baseboards, Trim, Doors And Pocket French Doors. High Ceilings, Bright 3 Season Sunroom, Hardwood Floors And Grand Staircase. Hot Water Tank 2016 (Rental), Shingles 2006 And Oil Tank 2013.....More details

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    $899,900

    5481 Tenth Line

    MLS®#:X3919945
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Lovingly Maintained 5+1 Bedroom Home With In-Law Suite Sitting On 0.87 Acre Slice Of Country Paradise In The Town Of Erin! 1 Bedroom In-Law Suite W/Full Kitchen, Separate Entrance And Own Living Space With Stone Surround Fireplace. Large Eat-In Kitchen, Stainless Steel Fridge, Built-In Oven And Cooktop, Breakfast Bar And Plenty Of Cabinet And Count....More details

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    $865,000

    9 Erinlea Cres

    MLS®#:X3955866
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Spectacular Spacious 4 Bedr Family Home On Huge Lot Backing Onto Beautiful Wooded Ravine!!! Sought After Neighborhood & Street. Stunning Updated Kitchen, Granite Counters, Bathrooms Updated W Granite & Fixtures. $97K In Recent Reno's. New Water Filter/Softner, Furnace, Humidifier, Hardwood Staircase. Hot Tub, Gazebo On Deck. Backyard Private & Perf....More details

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    $2,399,888

    2 Erin Park Dr

    MLS®#:X3483460
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    7 Bay Coin Car Wash And Touchless Car Wash With Coin Operated Laundromat All Situated On 3.11 Acres Of Land. Space To Build And/Or Expand For Rental And Increase Your Present Income. Only Coin Wash And Laundromat In Town.

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    $849,000

    6136 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X3908561
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    If You Love The Warmth & Comfort Of A Confederation Log Home, This 3+2 Bed, 3-Bath Beauty Will Satisfy Your Every Need! Situated On 2 Treed Acres, It Offers Vaulted Ceiling, Skylights, Beautiful Deck & Front Porch, Detached 2-Car Garage & Workshop. There's Even A Main Floor Office, Main Floor Laundry, Pellet Stove & Walk-Out Basement Plus A Separat....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.