Aboriginal Wigwam, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was a French Jesuit settlement in Wendake, the land of the Wendat, near modern Midland, Ontario, from 1639 to 1649. It was the first European settlement in what is now the province of Ontario. Eight missionaries from Sainte-Marie were martyred, and were canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1930. Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons is a National Historic Site of Canada and a reconstruction of the mission now operates as a living museum.
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.
Many people associate "chinking & caulking" with Adirondack design. This method of cabin building was frequently used by European settlers in both Canada and North America. There are still many cabins both old and new in the mountain areas of the United States that include this construction technique. One might refer to it as the "poor man's Adirondack style."