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South of Orangeville is a village so pretty, so preserved, you’ll think you wandered onto a film set. There’s even a town crier who has been recorded at 98.9 dB. We can’t make this stuff up. Other unmakeable-up things: the 168th Erin Fall Fair, home to demolition derbies and “weirdest shaped root or vegetable” competitions. And Erin’s sparkling main street in December, after the shopkeepers have finally removed the drapes and revealed their Christmas windows.

Founded: 1820erin

Population: 2,674

Km from Toronto: 81

Charm epitomized, Erin is a postcard: rolling hills, meandering rivers, cozy hamlets and villages. Its bustling downtown is a medley of adorable shops and lovingly preserved buildings. Must see: the epic Erin Fall Fair, Thanksgiving weekend; the Erin Town Crier, who announces big news; lovely, strollable trails like the Elora Cataract Trailway.

IMPORTANT: No crocodiles allowed (bylaw 13-34).

The Town of Erin is a municipality in the County of Wellington and is located approximately 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Toronto, Ontario.


An amalgamated community of 11,830 people in 3,900 households, the Town of Erin has two urban centres, Erin and Hillsburgh, and is surrounded by a natural rural area which includes six hamlets:

  • Ballinafad
  • Brisbane
  • Cedar Valley
  • Crewson’s Corners
  • Orton
  • Ospringe

The Town of Erin is bordered by the Town of Caledon to the east, the Town of Halton Hills to the south, the Township of Guelph/Eramosa to the west and the Township of East Garafraxa to the north.


Town of Erin Heritage Walking Tours


Downtown Heritage Walking Trail – Erin

Hillsburgh Heritage Walking Trail


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2019 Town of Erin Christmas in the Country

December 6, 2019 – All Day