ment from Newark, which was within range of the American guns. At last it was decided to build a town where Toronto now stands, though the ground was swampy and only a solitary Indian wigwam stood on the spot. During the first winter Simcoe lived in a tent, or canvas house, once belonging to Captain Cook; but soon a little village, named York in honour of one of the king's sons, sprang tip by the lake.
Simcoe made several rough journeys through the province, partly on foot ; and soon he set his soldiers to cut roads to open up the country, but several of those he planned were never finished. He also tried to encourage the people to farm in a better way, and to break up more land.