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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

    34 Listings Found
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    $1,950,000

    5228 First Line

    MLS®#:X3883807
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 7+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      5000+ Sq Ft

    If You Have Ever Been To A Property That Can Take Your Breath Away Then This Would Be It. Words Alone Cannot Convey The Sense Of Peace This Property Provides While Catering To A Whole Family. The 1800'S Farm House Structure Was Reborn To Modern Construction Standards & Expanded To Offer 5,800 Sf, 7 Bdrms & 5 Baths, Including A Separate Main Floor 3....More details

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    $1,325,000

    5127 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X3710181
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    This Beautiful 86+ Acre Property Offers A Weekend Get Away With Lots Of Room To Roam. Ideal For An All Season Retreat Or Family Camp With Open Space, 3 Ponds And Towering Mature Mixed Wood Trees. Nature's Paradise With Deer And Wild Turkeys. Building Sites High And Dry With Lovely Flat Level Farm Land. The Existing 1885 Farm House Will Help With L....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

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Few Properties Can Equal The Grandeur Of This Incredible Custom Built Home Nestled On 45 Acres With Managed Forest Designation. Offers 5 Bdrm, 5 Bath With More Than 5,000+ Sq Ft Of Above Ground Living Space With Separate Kitchen & Living Quarters & Walk-Out Basement To Accommodate Your Extended Family. Many Rooms Are Graced With Vaulted & 9Ft Ceili....More details

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    $998,000

    5481 Tenth Line

    MLS®#:X3863422
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 5+1

    • 3

    • Area:

      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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    $749,000

    125 - 5382 Wellington Rd

    MLS®#:X3897155
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 1+1

    • 2

    Charming Spac Bungalow On Almost 3/4Acre Lot. Very Spac Drway For Ample Parking. Upgraded Ktchn Cabinets, Oversized Mster Bdrm. Bright & Spac Insulated Sunrm W/O To Rear Yard. An Indoor Heated Swimming Pool Perfect With Fully Insulated Walls For Yr Round Use. Hm Was Originally A 3 Bdrm Hm That Has Been Remodelled & Can Be Converted Back To 3 Bdrms.....More details

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    $2,999,999

    9115 27th Sdrd

    MLS®#:X3878112
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+1

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Welome To Hilltop Haven***See The Virtual Tour***Stunning Country Estate Built On 55+ Acres And Abutting The Trail. With No Expense Spared This Gem Has Gone Through Many Recent Renovations Including A Detached 3 Car Garage, Infinity Pool With Outdoor Kitchen And Stunning Cabana. The House Is Massive And The Walkout Adds To The Living Space 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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    $800,000

    5791 Wellington 26 Rd

    MLS®#:X3877125
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Unique Opportunity To Build Your Dream Farm Home. Ideal For Contractor, Renovator, Farmhouse Enthusiast Looking To Complete The Interior Of This Lovely Home Which Was Stripped Back To The Studs Due To Smoke. Located Just 15 Mins Sw From Erin, 30 Mins From Guelph, The Structure Is Set On A Lovely 25 Acres That Features A Scenic Stocked/Aerated Sprin....More details

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    $1,689,000

    5092 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X3877142
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      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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    $1,399,000

    9205 Erin/Garafraxa Tline Line

    MLS®#:X3845309
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    A Country Oasis! Situated On 52.42 Beautiful Country Acres, This Elegant Century Home Built In 1883 Will Impress. Large Principle Rooms With Loads Of Charm And Character. Original Floors, Trim And Sills. 600 Year Old Spiral Oak Staircase Imported From Britain. Carriage House Converted To A Barn/Loft And Paddocks For Your Four Legged Family And A B....More details

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    $969,000

    5036 First Line

    MLS®#:X3859950
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Spacious & Bright, 3 Bedroom Bungalow On Approx 10 Private Acres Near Acton, Self-Contained 2 Bedroom Living Quarters In Basement With Separate Entrance, Sit On Your Patio And Enjoy The Pond And Wildlife, Close To Town, Convenience Including Hwy 7 And Georgetown Go

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    $1,249,000

    54 Stewart Dr

    MLS®#:X3710107
    Status:Sold 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    • 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

    68 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X3899875
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    This 1892 Charming Victorian Style 3 Bed 2 Bath Has Been Modernized With Care To Keep The Integrity Of This Beautiful Home. Recent Upgrades Include Newer Windows And Skylight In The Family Room, Washer/Dryer(2017) In 2nd Floor Laundry Area, Large Closets, Custom Kitchen With Quartz Counters, Stainless Appliances, Island With Breakfast Bar,(2014),Si....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
    • 4+0

    • 2

    • 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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    $6,999,000

    5844 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X3629952
    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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    $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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    $444,000

    5 Orangeville St

    MLS®#:X3859014
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
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    • 2

    • Area:

      700-1100 Sq Ft

    Smart Investors Only - All The Homes Surrounding This Home In This Quiet Country Pocket Have Been Renovated - Guess Which House The Experts Say You Should Buy To Make Money! Opportunity Knocks To Own This Much Loved Home On A Large Lot W/ Mature Trees. Tremendous Character With A Large Family Room Addition W/ Walk-Out To Covered Porch. A Street Whe....More details

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    $150,000

    0 George St

    MLS®#:X3901493
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
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    Great Vacant Lot Right Beside The Always Busy Foodland In The Village Of Hillsburgh. Zoned C1 With Many Future Uses To Choose From. Hst In Additions To Purchase Price.

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    $749,900

    8952 Wellington Road 22 Rd

    MLS®#:X3881914
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 2+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      700-1100 Sq Ft

    Sophisticated Country! Quality Renovated Bungalow On 34 Glorious Acres. 15 Minutes To Acton Go. Spectacular Sunrises & Amazing Updates - All Within Last 4 Years. Kitchen Has Large Centre Island W Farmers Sink, Corian Countertops, Wine Cooler, Wolf Stove, & W/O To Deck. Open Concept Living/Dining With Vaulted Ceiling. Fabulous Master With Awesome E....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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    $1,250,000

    23 Anderson Clse

    MLS®#:X3891806
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      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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    $1,500,000

    5199 Ninth Line

    MLS®#:X3901992
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 8+0

    • 11

    • Area:

      5000+ Sq Ft

    "I Can See For Miles". Exceptional Private Estate On 82 Acres With Outstanding Views Over The City. 8 Bedroom Main House With Full Ensuites, Several Walkouts, Stone Fireplaces, Pool -- 7 Stall Barn With Indoor Arena, Second Residence, 3 Ponds. Priced With Opportunity For Renovations-- In South Erin Near The Caledon Border, Devil's Pulpit Golf, Cale....More details

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    $1,795,000

    5130 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X3902101
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    New Custom Home On Over 2 Private Acres - Understated Elegance With Incredible Views - Minutes To Go Train. New Custom Built Home With Finishes Of The Highest Quality. Approx. 6000 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space. Granite Counters,Marble Backsplash; Custom Cabinetry/Trim, Hrdwd Flrs, Coffered Ceilings, And Crown Moulding. Main Floor Master Suite To Die For....More details

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    $1,995,000

    5650 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X3871656
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      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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    $2,099,000

    9505 Sideroad 5 Rd

    MLS®#:W3864453
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+1

    • 5

    One Of One Custom Built Estate Home With 2 Acres. This Custom Beauty Of Fine Quality On A Picturesque, Manicured Lot Complete With Concrete Driveway, Two Entrances, Patterned Concrete, Salt Pool, 3+2 Car Garages And So Much More. Soaring Ceilings, Granite, Crown Mouldings, Waffle Ceilings, Gourmet Kitchen...This One Has It All. Indulge Yourself In ....More details

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    $2,200,000

    4929 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X3892159
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+2

    • 5

    Honey, Stop The Car! We Have Found Our Oasis. Simply Stunning 4 +2 Bdr Custom Being 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,....More details

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    $749,900

    4937 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X3892161
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 2

    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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    $1,089,000

    11 Credit River Rd

    MLS®#:X3880637
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+1

    • 3

    Just Over An Acre, Located On One Of The Nicest Streets In The Charming Town Of Erin. This House Has It All. Salt Water Pool W/Hot Tub. Pool House, Irrigation System And Pet Containment System On Property. Impeccably Landscaped, Walk-Up To The Pergola And Enjoy The View From The Fire Pit. Large Kitchen With Corian Counters, Slate Floors And Walkout....More details

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    $719,900

    13 Pine St

    MLS®#:X3861789
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 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....More details

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    $124,900

    7A First Ave

    MLS®#:X3826709
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 2+0

    • 1

    • Area:

      700-1100 Sq Ft

    Looking For An Investment? This Mobile Home Is Priced To Sell And Needs Only Cosmetic Upgrades. Similar Models Have Sold Upwards Of 170,000 Dollars Perfect For The Long Term Use Or Fix And Flip. Land Lease Is 354 Per Month Plus Taxes On The Trailer.

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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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    $899,900

    4 Patrick Dr

    MLS®#:X3895975
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • 3

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Let The Pool Tantalize You! Enjoy The Salt Water Inground Pool Situated On 0.75-Acre Lot. This Very Secluded & Private Back Yard Offers Mature Trees, And An Expansive Deck With Gazebo. Sip Your Favourite Beverage And Listen To Nature! 3+1-Bed, 2+1-Bath Raised Bungalow W/2 Fireplaces, Hardwood Floors, Kitchen W/Centre Island & Breakfast Bar, Main F....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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    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.