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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

    33 Listings Found
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    $949,000

    5751 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X4253166
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+3

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    A Circular Drive Leads To This Sprawling Bungalow With Walk-Out Basement On 5 Acres. Come To Enjoy More Than 4,000 Sq Ft Of Carpet Free Finished Living Space With Tranquility, Organic Fields, A 1-Bedroom Cabin, Spring Fed Pond & Forest For A Multi-Season Property. Bright And Spacious Open Concept Main Floor With Hardwood And Ceramic Flooring, Skyli....More details

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    $1,499,000

    5806 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X4164731
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    A Majestic Red Maple Stands Guard On This Beautiful 89 Acre Farm. An Enchanting 1885 Built Log Home Has Been Expanded To Offer Your Family 3 Bedrooms And An Open Concept, Secondary 2 Bedroom, 4-Pc Bath In-Law Suite With Walk-Out Basement. The Circular Driveway Leads You To A Newer Detached 30 X 24 Ft Two Car Garage. The 23 X 61 Ft Drive Shed Offers....More details

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    $629,000

    9593 Wellington Rd 124

    MLS®#:X4237384
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3

    Landscaping. These Attractive Commercial And Residential Buildings Offer Highway C2 Commercial Activities With Residential Zoning On A 120Ft X 207Ft Property. A Spacious Bungalow Offers A Foodie's Kitchen Equipped W/Breakfast Bar, Pantry, Laundry And Wo To A Fenced Yard And 2nd Driveway. A Breezeway Connects To A 55 X 78 Ft Shop, Giving You Many Bu....More details

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    $1,499,000

    5806 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X4165727
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3

    An Extraordinary, Enchanting Property With Majestic Trees Guarding The Circular Driveway Leading To A 2263 Sf 3 Bdrm 1885 Log Home With Walk-Out Bsmt, 2 Bdrm In-Law Suite, Newer 30Ft X 24 Ft Detached Two Car Garage/Shop. The 61 X 23Ft Drive Shed Provides Lots Of Room For Storage. 43 X 58 Ft Barn Has Room For Most Types Of Livestock With 5-Stalls, F....More details

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    $998,000

    5127 Trafalgar Rd

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

    Ideal For A Dream Home Or Stable Or Just Enjoy This Beautiful 86+ Acre Property As A Weekend Getaway With Lots Of Room Ro Roam. Ideal For An All Season Retreat Or Family Camp With Open Space, 2 Ponds And Towering Mature Trees. A Natures Paradise With Deer And Wild Turkeys. The Existing 1885 Farm House Needs More Than A Hug And A Kiss To Bring It Ba....More details

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    $998,000

    5127 Trafalgar Rd

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

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

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    $6,999,000

    5844 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X3958979
    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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    $499,900

    0000 Wellington 125 Rd

    MLS®#:X4238825
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    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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    $447,500

    4907 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4271669
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Awesome Opportunity For First Time Buyers. Country Living Minutes To Town, Close To Go Train. Centrally Located To Georgetown, Acton And Erin. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Super Cute Bungalow. Perennial Gardens, Large Deck And Salt Water Pool Make An Awesome Back Yard. A Lot Of The Big Stuff Is Done. Wood Stove Being Sold In As Is Condition.

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    $639,900

    9323 Wellington 22 Rd

    MLS®#:X4253286
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    No Need For A Cottage. This Quaint 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House Offers You The Best Of Both Worlds Skiing & Hiking Right Outside Your Door. Convenient Access To Georgetown, Brampton & Guelph. Freshly Painted. Updated Kitchen, Newer Windows, Steel Roof. Move In Ready. Outside You Have A Beautiful Stone Bonfire Pit W Great Decks. Very Private Yard. Insula....More details

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    $839,000

    4925 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4279605
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 4

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Country Living At Its Best With Access To All Your Need Just Minutes Away!|this Wonderful Family Home Features A Great Open Layout Lot For Entertaining. Mature Trees. The Kitchen Offers Lots Of Space To Cook While Entertaining Friends And Provides A Beautiful View Of The Back Yard And Pool. The Party/Great Room Features A Custom Stainless Steel Bar....More details

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    $1,389,000

    34 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4254121
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Custom Built Detached Home Sits On 1 Acre Lot. Approx. 2600 Sq Ft + Full Basement, 3 Car Oversized Garage, Triple Glazed Windows , Granite Kitchen Counters ,Walnut Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Stone Fireplace Mantel, 4 Bdrms, Potential In-Law Suite, 3 Ft Stone On Outer + Siding, 6 Ft Patio Door , Large Wooden Deck At Rear. Buyer Will Have Optio....More details

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    $1,389,000

    38 Treelong Cres

    MLS®#:X4254166
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    Custom Built Detached Bungalow Sits On 1 Acre Lot, Approx. 2600 Sq Ft + Full Basement, 3 Car Oversized Garage, Triple Glazed Windows, Granite Kitchen Counters, Walnut Engineered Hardwood Flooring (Buyer Will Have Option To Customize Interior Finishes), 4 Bdrms, 3 Ft Stone On Outer + Siding, 8 Ft Patio Door. Surrounded By Luxury Custom Built Home....More details

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    $1,279,000

    30 Mccullogh Dr

    MLS®#:X4213204
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Executive Approx. 3000 Sqft 4 Bdrm Home In A Charming Desirable Family Friendly Neighbourhood Sits On A 300 Ft Depth+Pie Shape 3/4 Acre Lot. This Is One Of The Largest Lots In Area. Feat 9 Ft Ceilings, O/Concept Living, Office, Family Rm, Cathedral Ceilings. Updated Chefs Kitchen W/Granite Counters, Backsplash, High End Appl. Water Filtration Sys, ....More details

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    $2,500,000

    5199 Ninth Line

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

    • 11

    • Area:

      5000+ Sq Ft

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

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    $929,900

    5136 Allan Path

    MLS®#:X4257086
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

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

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    $779,000

    88 Waterford Dr

    MLS®#:X4295404
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Renovated From Top To Bottom On A Desirable Cul De Sac, Walking Distance To Quaint Downtown Erin . 3+1 Bedroom Backsplit With Separate Basement Entrance.Open Concept Kitchen/ Great Room With Quartz Counters, Ss Appliances, Hardwood Floors & Fireplace. Nothing To Do But Move In And Enjoy!

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    $999,999

    5217 Ninth Line

    MLS®#:X4253538
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Sophisticated Country Living In This One Of A Kind, Sun Filled Country Home. A Private Oasis Convenient To The City. Enjoy Family Time On The Large Deck Overlooking 3 Ponds. Large Inground Pool And Trees For Climbing. New Gourmet Kitchen, Bathrooms, Sunken Living Room W/Fireplace, Huge Loft, 4 Bedrooms, Family Room W/ Walkout. Amazing New Energy Ef....More details

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    $939,000

    7 Barbour Dr

    MLS®#:X4280351
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 4

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

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

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    $434,900

    5960 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X4252142
    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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    $1,649,900

    61 Main St

    MLS®#:X4216941
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 1

    Rare Opportunity To Buy Esso Gas Station With Property In Growing Town Of Erin, Ontario,@New Town Houses Are Coming Just 5 Minutes East Of This Location,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....More details

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    $2,389,000

    9760 Wellington 22 Rd

    MLS®#:X4155409
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 4

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

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

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    $749,900

    21 Waterford Dr

    MLS®#:X4270896
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 2

    Rarely Offered 5 Level Sidesplit On Spectacular Pie Lot! Prestigious Waterford Dr. Walk To Village Of Erin/Schools/Shopping/Medical & More! 3100+ Sqft Of Living & Storage Space! Formal Liv/Din Rms! 4 Bdrms! Mn Floor Family Rm! Fin Rec Rm-Above Grade Windows! Huge Laundry, Workshop & Storage Rms! Inside Garage Access! Efficient Gas Radiant Heating S....More details

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    $695,000

    11 Kenneth Ave

    MLS®#:X4213044
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 2

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

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    $1,648,800

    42 Dundas St W

    MLS®#:X4241822
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 6

    • Area:

      5000+ Sq Ft

    This Incredible One Of A Kind Offering Is Located In The Quaint Village Of Erin. This 8.35 Acre Property Features 3 Separate Living Quarters For Larger Families. Main Home Is A Bungalow With Reverse W/O Basement & Offers Great Room With Cathedral Ceiling & W/O To Deck. Kitchen Offers Upgraded Cabinetry With Centre Island Open To Great Room & Dining....More details

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    $42,500

    99 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4229945
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 1

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

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    $699,900

    12 Thompson Cres

    MLS®#:X4256903
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Very Rare Highway Commercial Land In A Commercial/Industrial Park. Large Highway Exposure On Main Street/Hwy 124. **Double Drive Entrance On Thompson. Allows Almost All Commercial Aspects. Perfect For The Heavy Truck Dealer Or Car Dealer Or Any Type Of Motor Vehicle Or Pretty Much Anything You'd Like. 1.32 Acres Flat Land. Ready To Build What Ever ....More details

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    $799,900

    39 Erin Heights Dr

    MLS®#:X4289844
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 2

    Great Location! Don't Miss This Opportunity To Live In Erin Heights, Backing Onto The Erin Heights Golf Course With An Easy Walk To The Clubhouse. This 4 Level Back Split Boasts A Large Eat In Kitchen, Main Area Living And Dining Room, Family Room And 4th Bedroom On Lower Level. New Bathroom With Glass Shower, Updated Kitchen With New Appliances An....More details

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    $1,275,000

    5122 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4225432
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 2

    An Absolutely Exquisite Property.2 Separate Detached Homes Plus Outbuilding. A 5 Bedrooms, 2200 Sq Ft, Bungalow Plus 2 Bedroom Original Homestead. Walking Trails Throughout Leading To A Pine Forest And Open Meadow. Long Views Of The Escarpment. Close Proximity To Georgetown, Guelph And Erin Village. Only 8 Min. To Acton Tim Horton's. Dog Heaven! ....More details

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    $399,000

    8776 Sideroad 15

    MLS®#:X4150288
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Ten Acres Of Land In Ospringe Situated On The North Side Of Side Rd 15, Just West Of First Line. Same Owner Since 1975. It Is Time To Sell To An Eager Buyer That Knows And Appreciate This Land.

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    $1,590,000

    9468 Wellington 124 Rd

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

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

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    $1,590,000

    9468 Wellington 124 Rd

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

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

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    $1,178,500

    8781 Sideroad 27

    MLS®#:X4249091
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    2 Units Family Growing! Ranch Bungalow On Manicured 2 Acre Lot. Multiple Uses Can Be Found Here. 2 Units Impeccably Maintained And Upgraded To Modern Standards. Unique:Spacious Rooms, Enticing Views From Every Angle. 4 Bed Rooms,3 Washrooms,2 Kitchens,2 Family Rooms,Large Games Room,Seasonal Walk In Closet,2 Pantry's,Deacons Bench At Garage Entranc....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.