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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

    30 Listings Found
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    $1,490,000

    5159 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4015287
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    This Multi-Level Custom Built Home Boasts Being A Structure Of Distinction. Ideal For A Large Family W/3 Living Rooms, 2 Offices Graced With Vaulted & 9 Ft Ceilings W/Separate Living Areas For All Generations. Countryside Views From Sun-Kissed Rooms Overlooking 45 Acres Of Nature. The Master Offers A Pampering 5 Pc Ensuite & Walk-In Closet. A Priva....More details

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    $639,000

    9593 Wellington Rd 124

    MLS®#:X4063408
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Set For Living & Working Opportunity - Erin Nothing Could Be Finer Than Being Able To 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 ....More details

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    $639,000

    9593 Highway 124

    MLS®#:X4063435
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    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. The .65 Acre Property Gives You Lots Of Parking With A 2nd Driveway Lets You Access The Back ....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

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    • 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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    $1,900/Month

    4962 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4073745
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    Available Immediately For Rent, 6000 Sq. Ft., Barn In Erin. Minutes Away From Downtown Acton And 15 Minutes To Georgetown, Milton And 401 Hwy. Can Rent Just Bottom Level, (3000 Sq Ft) Or Just Top Level (3000 Sq Ft).

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    $739,000

    39 Douglas Cres

    MLS®#:X4094704
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 2

    Nature Awaits On This Sought After Douglas Crescent Home That Backs Onto Open Field And Forest. Located In Family Friendly Hillsburgh. This Bungalow Sits On A Beautifully Landscaped 76Ft X 121Ft Lot. Easily Convert The Gym To An Extra Bedroom. Separate Rear Entrance Through Garage. Walk To School, Library, Arena, Parks, Shopping & More!

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    $1,299,000

    164 Delarmbro Dr

    MLS®#:X4089641
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    In A Truly Exceptional Family Home Community You Will Discover A Peaceful Forested Lot With A Backyard Private Paradise, Open Concept Bungalow 3 Bed 4 Bath, Finished Basement, Over 4,400 Sq Ft Living Space. Vacation Every Day In Your Resort-Style Setting With Beautiful Gardens, Inground Heated Salt Water Pool, Screened Gazebo O/Looking Pond W/Stone....More details

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    $519,000

    0 Wellington 22 Rd

    MLS®#:X4027254
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Very Rare And Hard To Find Beautiful 9.19 Acres Of Scenic Countryside. Land Allows For The Building Of Up To An 8000 Sqft Home And Is Centrally Located Just Minutes To The Town Of Erin, Caledon Village, & Orangeville . Approx 50% Of The Land Is Hardwood Bush And The Rest Cleared & Waiting For Your Custom Built Dream Home. Enjoy Being Surrounded By ....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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    $999,999

    5617 Eighth Line

    MLS®#:X4076630
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    Beautiful 34.92 Acre Property In The Heart Of Erin. Close To The Village, Cataract Trail. Take Your Horses For A "Hack" Right Outside Your Property. Amazing 6 Stall Barn With Tack Room And Grain Storage (2011), Fenced Paddocks, Separate 2 Stall Enclosure, Separate Garage With Workshop. Rolling Hills, Forested Areas, Pastures. This Is A Rare Opportu....More details

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    $499,900

    0000 Wellington 125 Rd

    MLS®#:X4121112
    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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    $869,900

    5687 First Line Line

    MLS®#:X4093994
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 5+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    This 5 Bed 2.5 Bath Home On 10+ Acres Is A Private Country Oasis Surrounded By Maple, Cherry, Walnut & Chestnut Trees. Enjoy Your Morning Coffee On Your Wrap Around Porch Basking In The Sun, Go For A Walk On Your Own Private Trail, Or Tap Your Maples For Some Syrup. Barn W/Adjacent Paddock,Power & Water For Your Horses Or Other Critters, Work Shop ....More details

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    $1,249,000

    6 Aspen Crt

    MLS®#:X4127375
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
    • 4+1

    • 4

    • Area:

      3000-3500 Sq Ft

    Extensively Upgraded Bright & Spacious 4 Bed/4 Bath All Brick Home Located In A Private Cul-De-Sac. Sits On Just Under 1 Acre. Recently Remodeled Chefs Dream Kitchen. New Light Fixtures, Doors, Hardwood Flooring, Bathrooms. See Attached List Of Upgrades. Feat Incl A Wrap Around Porch, Pressed Concrete Driveway, Liv/ Din, High Ceiling In Family Rm, ....More details

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    $1,079,999

    9654 Sideroad 5 Rd

    MLS®#:X4075268
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    • 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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    $1,950,000

    5233 Ninth Line

    MLS®#:X4087989
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 4+1

    • 5

    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    Spectacular Views On Over 41 Acres. Renovated Open Concept 5 Bdrm Home With Separate W/O Suite. High Quality Finishes, Great For Large Family & Entertaining With Dream Kitchen, 3 Fireplaces & Self Contained Bedroom Suites. Bathrooms W/ In Floor Heating. Large Inground Pool & English Gardens & Pool House. Miles Of Trails Through Mature Hardwood Fore....More details

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    $599,500

    27 Douglas Cres

    MLS®#:X4077857
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
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    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    This Home Is The Essences Of Small Town Living; It's Located On A Family Friendly Street, It's A Well Cared For Home And Backs Onto A Farmer's Field. It's The Perfect Setting To Raise A Family. 3 Good Size Bedrooms Up With Master Having An En-Suite. Basement Is Finished With Rec Room And Another Bedroom. Private Backyard Is Great For Entertaining W....More details

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    $575,000

    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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    $825,000

    9461 17th Sdrd

    MLS®#:X4033663
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
    • 3+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Perfect Home For A Family Or For Downsizing Too! Lovely Country Setting On A Paved Road With Natural Gas! Everything You Need On The Main Floor With So Much More To Enjoy. Finished Basement With Large Above Grade Windows And An Entrance From The Garage. Could Easily Be An In-Law Suite. Large Deck With Garden Doors From The Kitchen Overlooking The S....More details

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    $529,900

    2 Alice Gate

    MLS®#:X4093562
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 1

    All Brick Raised Bungalow On A Street With Only 1 Other House In Hillsburgh. 3 Spacious Bedrooms With Semi En Suite Bath Off The Master.Whole Upper Level Of Hardwood Floors Recently Refinished, Plenty Of Upgrades Completed And Just Too Many To List Here.Gas Fireplace In Living Room With Access Off Dining Room Walking Out To 12X20 Deck Great For En....More details

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    $1,800/Month

    1 Scotch St

    MLS®#:X4056206
    Status:For Rent/Lease 
    Type:Commercial
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    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.11

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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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    $1,249,000

    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
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    Currently A Motor Vehicle Dealership & Mechanic Shop But 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. $200K Per Acre. Building Free. Pillar To Post Inspection Available ....More details

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    $1,275,000

    149 Crewson Crt

    MLS®#:X4087517
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • 3

    Stunning Estate Bungalow On 1.89 Acre Lot. Shows 10++ Dark Maple Hardwood T/O. Gorgeous Kitchen W/Cream Cabinets, & Chocolate Island, Quartz Counters, Ss Sink, Backsplash, W/I Pantry, Uv Lighting & More! Top Of The Line Stainless Steel Appliances (Induction Cook Top, B/I Oven & Microwave & Extra Wide Fridge.) Large Family Room W/Gas Fireplace & ....More details

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    $949,900

    5345 Third Line

    MLS®#:X4116086
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • 1

    Quaint Country Property (Approx 25Acres) With Lots Of Potential And Easy Access To Erin, Acton And Main Roads! 3 Bedroom Bungalow With Finished Basement And Attached Garage. Small Barn With Horse Stalls And Many Fenced In Parcels For The Horses And Some Agricultural. The Property Has Been Lovingly Maintained By Same Owners Since 1980 And It Is Read....More details

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    $369,000

    00 Fourth Line

    MLS®#:X4084579
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    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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    $799,900

    8754 Sideroad 15

    MLS®#:X4135692
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Rural Erin - Erin
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    • 1

    Private, Peaceful, Charming Country Setting With Great Access To Major Centres & Highways. Follow The Long Winding Driveway, Over The Bridge To The Welcoming Front Porch. Enjoy Rustic Character And Open Concept In The Main Living Areas With Cathedral Ceilings, Wood Floors And Large Wood Stove To Complete The Cozy Atmosphere. Sunken Family Room Has ....More details

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    $849,500

    26 Upper Canada Dr

    MLS®#:X4126510
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Hillsburgh - Erin
    • 3+0

    • 3

    Remarkable European Owned Home ! This One Sparkles ! ! Stunning Modern Bungalow With Unmatched Quality And Upgrades. What A Location ! Incredible Views From This Immaculate Open Sun Filled Home. Enjoy Luxury Country Living. Walking Distance To Shops & Cafes. Nicest Street In Town Surrounded With Million Plus Homes . Monster Kitchen With Butler Pa....More details

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    $1,200,000

    160 Main St

    MLS®#:X4136421
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Erin - Erin
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    • Area:

      3500-5000 Sq Ft

    This Gorgeous Home Is Loaded With All The Bells & Whistles & Then Some, Offering 4000 Sq. Ft. Of Well Thought Of High Quality Icf Build And Amazing Features, Must Be Seen To Fully Appreciate Everything This Property Has To Offer.

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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.