Erin is a town in Wellington County, approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Toronto Ontario, Canada. Erin is bordered by the Town of Caledon, Ontario 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.
The amalgamated town is composed of the former Villages of Erin and Hillsburgh, both urban centres now, as well as the former Township of Erin (which contained the hamlets of Ballinafad, Brisbane, Cedar Valley, Crewson’s Corners, Ospringe and Orton). Erin’s Town Council includes a Mayor and four councillors. Its upper tier government is provided by Wellington County.
Erin is primarily a rural community but, while farming is still an important activity in the town, most of its population works in the nearby cities of Brampton, Mississauga, Guelph, and even Toronto. The town’s new industrial park is attracting a number of new industries, due to its cheaper tax rate, accessibility to transportation, and its location within the “Technology Triangle,” a series of high-tech driven cities including nearby Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.