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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®#:X4149502
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    Match Your Dream Home With The Splendor Of This Amazing 86 Acre Property. Approximately 41 Acres In Rolling Pasture With Vistas Providing The Backdrop To Privacy And Serenity. Approx 45 Acres Of Mature Trees Tower Over Trails For All Season Adventures. Pond Features Are Hosts To Waterfowl, Flora, And Fauna. The Existing House, 2 Car Garage, And Bar....More details

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    $1,199,000

    5127 Trafalgar Rd

    MLS®#:X4149506
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    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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    $1,690,000

    5806 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X4164731
    Status:For Sale 
    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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    $1,690,000

    5806 Winston Churchill Rd

    MLS®#:X4164880
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+2

    • 3

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    This Beautiful 89-Acre Property Is Lovely Cared For To Offer An Enchanting 1885 Built Log Home With An Open Concept Main Floor And Finished Walk-Out 2 Bdrm, 4-Pc Bath In-Law Suite. The Large Balcony Provides Full Sun Exposure. Functional Kitchen Features Centre Island And Built-In Appliances. The Addition Provides A Large 2nd Flr Bdrm Wing With 4 ....More details

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    $1,349,000

    5159 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4154349
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    A Symphony Of Enchanting Country Living On 45 Acres Surrounded By An Enchanting Forest, A Long Winding Driveway Leads To This 4,720 Sq. Ft Home Built For The Whole Family. A Masterpiece Of Architectural And Passive Solar Design. A Grand Kitchen Is Equipped With 2 Eat-In Dining Areas, Stainless Steel Appl's And Opens To The Magnificent Family And Li....More details

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    $1,690,000

    5806 Winston Churchill Blvd

    MLS®#:X4165727
    Status:For Sale 
    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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    $1,349,000

    5279 Fifth Line

    MLS®#:X4184187
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 1

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    This Family Heirloom Stands Proudly On 94 Acres. The 3,600 Sq Ft Home Has Been Lovingly Cared For By The Same Family Since 1875. Large Eat-In Kitchen Opens To A Large Inviting Sunroom W/Walk-Out To A Large Deck Overlooking Vistas Of Nature. Main Floor Bedrooms And Office With A Separate Entry To The Yard. The Front Portion Of The House Remains Unfi....More details

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    $1,349,000

    5279 Fifth Line

    MLS®#:X4185300
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 1

    Loved By The Same Family Since 1875, The 3,600 Sq. Ft, 4 Bdrm 1 Bath Family Heirloom Stands Proudly On 94 Acres. The Property Offers More Than 60 Acres Of Cash Crops, A Swimming Pond, Mature Forest And Green Pasture. The House Provides Large Inviting Rooms Overlooking Vistas Of Nature. The Front Portion Of The House Has Been Partially Renovated Off....More details

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    $1,349,000

    5159 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4156193
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin

    5 Bdrm, 5 Bath Multi-Level, Geothermal & Passive Solar Home Offers Private Living Quarters And A Detached 2-Level, 4,000 Sq. Ft Shop / Barn With 10 Ft Ceiling Heights. 200 Amp Power Supply For Each Of The Buildings. Shop / Barn Is Wired. Pond And Managed Forest. Property Is A Registered Tree Plantation Approx Density Of 1,000 Trees Per Acre. House ....More details

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    $639,000

    9593 Wellington Rd 124

    MLS®#:X4063408
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    House & Shop Set For Living & Working Opportunity - Walk Out Your Front Door And Arrive At Work. This Spacious Bungalow Offers You With An Open Concept Main Floor Plan With An Entertainer's Kitchen. The Property Offers A Terrific Location For C2 Commercial Operations And Retailers. A Breeze Way Connects To A 55X78 Ft Shop With Water, Hydro And Bath....More details

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    $639,000

    9593 Highway 124

    MLS®#:X4063435
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3

    Residence & 55 X 78 Ft Shop With Highway Commercial Zoning To Full With Your Favourite Things. Just Think Of All The Possibilities This Property Can Offer You. From The Spacious Bungalow, A Breezeway Opens To The Large Detached Shop Offering Multiple Uses. .65 Acre Property Gives You Lots Of Parking With A 2nd Driveway Lets You Access The Back Fenc....More details

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    $1,795,000

    5130 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4053722
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Spectacular Custom-Built Dream Home With Breathtaking Views & Charming Character. Ideal Location For Those Seeking To Enjoy Country Living Just Outside The City Limits. Approx. 10 Min To Acton Go Station, 35 Min To Pearson Airport, 10 Min To Georgetown & 20 Min To Milton. Over 6000 Square Feet Of Gorgeous Living Space With Finishes Of The Highest Q....More details

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    $699,900

    26 William Rex Cres

    MLS®#:X4188528
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    You'll Feel Right At Home In This Beautiful 3 Bedroom Property On A Quiet Erin Street! The Welcoming Exterior Features A Large Private Driveway Leading To The Double Car Garage, Professional Landscaping, And A Stone Walkway Guiding You To The Front Door. As You Step Into The Foyer, Make Your Way Up The Staircase To The Fabulous Open Concept Main Le....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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    $1,999,999

    4929 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X4173112
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+2

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    *Taxes Have Not Been Assessed.A Spectacular Custom Built Home W/Elegance,Comfort & Space.This Beauty Is Impeccably Built W/Excellent Workmanship,Many Luxurious Details & Quality Finishes.Tastefully Designed Custom Kitchen W/Granite Counters,Top Of The Line Appliances & Large Island. Family Room W/Fireplace.Main Floor Office & Walk-Out To Porch,Mast....More details

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    $1,079,999

    9654 Sideroad 5 Rd

    MLS®#:X4075268
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 3

    Private, Tranquil Setting On 10.32 Acres With A Paddock On The Property. Lovely Cape Cod Style Home Set Far Back From A Long Driveway. Lrg Eat In Kit. W Updated Cabinets, Look Thru To Fam Rm With Frplc & W/O To Tiered Back Deck. Master W Ensuite & His/Hers W/I Closets. Roomy Mn Flr Lndry/Mud Rm W Dr To Side Deck. Lots Of Living Space On Main Floor!....More details

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    $11,900,000

    2-6 Thompson Cres

    MLS®#:X4151825
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Do Not Miss Your Opportunity To Own A Rarely Available Aaa Retail Investment Complex In The Fast Growing Town Of Erin.The Thompson Crescent Portfolio Is Anchored By Tim Hortons And Health Canada. The Remainder Of The Property Is Tenanted By A Strong Tenant Mix And Is 100% Occupied. Built In 2011, This Three Building Assembly Has Great Potential For....More details

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    $650,000

    24 Douglas Cres

    MLS®#:X4178222
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 1

    • Area:

      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    This Updated Side Split Sits On A Large Fully Fenced Yard On A Desirable Family Friendly Crescent. This House Has Lots To Offer Including, A New Updated Kitchen, Bathroom, Flooring, Windows. Main Floor Offers Spacious Living Area With Lots Of Room To Entertain. Newer Broadloom In The Bedrooms.

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    $549,000

    16 Church St

    MLS®#:X4133186
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 1

    • Area:

      700-1100 Sq Ft

    Mature Trees & A Meticulously Maintained 3 Bedroom Side Split Across The Street From A Lovely Park Is Ready For A New Family. Just Move In And Call It Home.Carpet Free And Fenced Yard Makes It Perfect For Children Or Pets,Or Both. A Great Family Has Enjoyed This Home For Years And Now It Is Your Turn! Everything Has Been Greatly Cared For And Updat....More details

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    $799,000

    9296 Sideroad 27 Sdrd

    MLS®#:X4147795
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Come Home To The "Cottage On The Hill" Every Night. Just Under 2 Acres With No Neighbours In Sight! The Three Bedroom, Four Bath, Two Storey Home Has Been Loved By The Current Family For The Last 27 Years! Now It Is Time For Someone Else To Take A Turn. Sit And Relax On The Wrap Around Porch And Enjoy Nature. Birds Galore. Enjoy Living In The Coun....More details

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    $750/Month

    5409 Wellington Rd 52

    MLS®#:X4175803
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Located At Highly Visible Intersection In The Town Of Erin This Lot Would Be Great For Outside Storage. 10\' Fence On Two Sides With Heavy Bush To Back And River On Other Side.15\' Gate. Zoned C2. Landlord Willing To Gravel Portion Of Lot. 2 Shipping Containers Are Negotiable If Desired.

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    $2,469,000

    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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    $1,800/Month

    1 Scotch St

    MLS®#:X4056206
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 2

    Fully Renovated Just Like New. With 2 Washrooms.Great Location In The Town Of Erin.Multiple Uses Permitted. Great Location For Offices, Health And Beauty Related, And More. Please Verify With Town Hall.

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    $2,600,000

    00 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4079941
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 4

    Don\'t Miss This Rare Opportunity To Own One Of The Most Pristine Homes In Erin. This Custom Countryside Home Will Be Nearly 5000 Sq. Ft.! Many Upgrades Available To Ensure Your Dream Home Is Built. Sitting On 50 Acres Of Breath Taking Land, Offering The Perfect View For Your Morning Coffee.

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    $1,789,900

    42 Dundas St W

    MLS®#:X4183350
    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 & Din....More details

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    $1,599,000

    5092 Sixth Line

    MLS®#:X4110914
    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 W/Deep Window Sills, Large Profile Trim/Baseboards Thru-Out, Reno'd Kitchen W/Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar,....More details

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    $1,199,900

    8926 Wellington 124 Rd

    MLS®#:X4147071
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Brand New Quality-Built Custom 4-Bdrm On 1.5 Acres. Great Layout With A Wonderful Spacious Feel. 9 Ft Ceilings, 3/4 Oak Eng. Hrdwd Flooring. Lrg Kitch With Huge Island, Granite, U/C Lighting, Sep. Pantry Room. 7 Appliances. Great Room With F/P, Coff, Ceiling & W/O, D/R With W/O. Main Fl. Office/Den And Laundry, Crown Moulding, Mast. Bdrm With 5-Pce....More details

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    $1,897,000

    9727 Dundas St E

    MLS®#:X4148944
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Entertain In Grand Style In This Gorgeous Elite Executive Home Located In The Town Of Erin.The Estate Is A Masterpiece Of Design And Craftsmanship. The Grand Living & Great Room Features 21 Ft Ceilings, Double Sided Fireplace,Bamboo Floors & Walk Out To Expansive Outdoor Living Area With Salt Water Pool, Waterfall & Spa. Imagine Watching The Game I....More details

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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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    $1,400,000

    124 - 9074 Wellington Rd 124 Rd

    MLS®#:X3992184
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4

    Currently A Motor Vehicle Dealership & Mechanic Shop & Has An Accessory Dwelling. Zoning For A Restaurant Too. Was Previously All Three But Restaurant Owner Retired. Car Dealer Now Retiring. Enough Acreage & Road Frontage To Build A New Car Or Truck Franchise. Maybe More Than 1. Pillar To Post Inspection Available Upon Request. (Solid Building). Do....More details

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    $350,000

    00 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4084579
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin

    Very Picturesque Building Lot Just A Few Meters North Of The Newly Paved Wellington 50 Country Road.Backs Onto Greenspace And Mature Trees, Near 5122 Fourth Line. This Lot Is Very Suitable For A Walk-Out Basement. Centrally Located To Erin Village, Acton And Georgetown . Please Make An Appointment Prior To Walking The Property.

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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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    $1,100,000

    160 Main St

    MLS®#:X4136421
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+0

    • 2

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    This Gorgeous Home Is Loaded With All The Bells & Whistles & Tons Of High Quality Finishes, Offering 4000 Sq. Ft. Of Well Thought Out Floor Plan & Amazing Features, Including Residential/Commercial Zoning Work From Home With Ready To Go Turnkey Office/Storefront With Many Uses, Natural Stone Exterior,Heated Floors, Enormous Main Floor Great Room, S....More details

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    $1,198,000

    5437 Second Line

    MLS®#:X4196664
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 2+3

    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Beautiful Cstm Built Bungalow On 1.19 Acres W/Fin Walk-Out Bsmt & 3 Car Garage.The Spacious Grand Foyer Is Inviting W/High Vaulted Ceilings & Sparkling Crystal Chandelier. The Panoramic Views Are Breathtaking & The Profusion Of Light Awakening In This Beautiful Bungalow With A Total Of 5 Bdrms.Lrge Gourmet Kitchen,S/S Appliances,Granite Counters,Cs....More details

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    $449,900

    22 Main St

    MLS®#:X4166191
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 1+1

    • 1

    Stunning Detached Home In The Heart Of Erin! Walk In And You'll Fall In Love! Updated Kitchen With Loads Of Storage And Ceramic Floors And Backsplash. Ensuite Laundry, Separate Dining Room With Cathedral Ceiling, Skylight And W/O To A Beautifully Landscaped Private Yard & Garden. Cozy Living Room With Gas Fireplace That Could Be Used For Heating, ....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.