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Early settlement anywhere is dictated by a few important factors.First the land must accessable by the most readily available means of travel. Second, when the land is settled, will the homesteaders be able to get a living out of the land itself.See Old Ontario Houses for more houses from other time periods.Maple Grove 1787 - 1820 This house currently in safe keeping in Upper Canada Village is an excellent example of Loyalist style.
Fluted pilasters, a large cornice and a plain but prominent architrave were distinct elements of the Loyalist window surround.
Third, where is the nearest trade route and of what value will the settlement be to it?
Land along the upper Saint Lawrence River was some of the first to be allocated to the Loyalists because it faced onto the major trade route established between Montreal and the Great Lakes. By the time of the War of 1812, when the upstart Americans provided the attacks that politicians had anticipated, many farms had been established and were running successfully.
Maple Grove The plan of this house follows the basic central floor plan of a Georgian house.
The difference is that the Loyalist house was a more formal arrangement.