Life in Upper Canada

What did early Ontario and it's residents look like? Photography wasn't around yet (for most people), so we rely on artist's impressions.
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Map of Upper Canada - From the Canadian Encyclopedia

Upper Canada, the predecessor of modern Ontario, was created in 1791 by the division of the old colony of Quebec into Lower Canada in the east and Upper Canada in the west.

Revd. Egerton Ryerson, c1838

Date Created year accurate; month and day unknown for 1838

Corduroy Road Over a Swamp in Orillia Township, Ontario

Inscribed in pen & brown ink, mount (album page) b.: Corderoy road over a Swamp in Orillia / Upper Canada Sepr 1844

Queenston, Upper Canada. By William Strickland

A coloured ink print created in the United States of America.

"Log House" from Catherine Parr Traill's "The Backwoods of Canada," published in 1836.

"Log House" from Catherine Parr Traill's "The Backwoods of Canada," published in

A View in 1810 of North Side of Front Street, Toronto, from Peter to John Streets

A View in 1810 of North Side of Front Street, Toronto, from Peter to John Streets. By Sir Edmund Wyly Grier after Robert Irvine

Settlement on Long Island on the Rideau River, Upper Canada

Naturalization Records, - Upper Canada and Canada West - Library and Archives Canada

Toronto Harbour in 1820

Toronto Harbour in 1820

"The First Settlement"

Climbing My Family Tree: George Graham Canadian pioneer, my first cousin three times removed.

Blacksmithing - The Canadian Encyclopedia

Blacksmithing - The Canadian Encyclopedia

His Excellency Sir Francis Bond Head, Bart, K.C.H., c1837

Explore the best Francis Bond Head quotes here at OpenQuotes. Quotations, aphorisms and citations by Francis Bond Head

Kahkewaquonaby, Peter Jones (1832)

Peter Jones (January 1802 – June was an Ojibwa Methodist minister, translator, . He was named Kahkewāquonāby by his maternal grandfather, Chief Wahbanosay, during a dedicated feast

Francis Gore,c1835

Francis Gore was lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, and was on the managing committee of the Athenaeum Club. O'Donoghue One of set of Athenaeum Portraits published by Thomas McLean in 1835

Map of the districts of Upper Canada in 1836

Map of the districts of Upper Canada in 1836

Canadian Caleche - from Isaac Weld's "Travels Through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada During the Years 1795, 1796 and 1797"

Canadian Caleche - from Isaac Weld's "Travels Through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada During the Years 1796 and

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