Business View Magazine | October 2019

254 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2019 AT A GLANCE ERIN, ONTARIO WHAT: A mostly rural municipality; population 12,000 WHERE: Wellington County, approx. 50 miles north of Toronto WEBSITE: Erin, Ontario T he picturesque Town of Erin, Ontario is located at the headwaters of the Credit and Grand Rivers in Wellington County, about 50 miles northwest of Toronto. Erin is an amalgamated community of 12,000, encompassing the urban villages of Erin and Hillsburgh, and the rural hamlets of Ballinafad, Brisbane, Cedar Valley, Crewson’s Corners, Ospringe, and Orton. A predominately rural region, Erin’s working residents commute to jobs in nearby Brampton, Mississauga, and Guelph. That being said, the town is ready and waiting for strategic growth with a wealth of prime land for future development available. But a critical sticking point is holding up the works: Erin is the largest community in southern Ontario without municipally-operated wastewater treatment. And because developers are “chomping at the bit” to come to town, installing a wastewater treatment plant has been top of the agenda for quite some time. Business View Magazine recently spoke with Town of Erin Mayor, Allan Alls, about the progress of the wastewater project, as well as more positive news from this charming, much-to-offer community. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. BVM: Mayor Alls, can you update us on the status of the wastewater treatment project? Alls: “A year ago in June 2018, we submitted to the R E A D Y A N D W A I T I N G TOWN OF