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While Upper West Side is breaking new ground for the future in architecture and community design, its grounds also preserve some of the pioneer history of Vaughan's past. The community sits upon the site of historic Patterson Village. Founded in the mid-19th century, Patterson Village was a small factory village built by Patterson & Bro. - manufacturers of agricultural implements - to house the factory's employees and their families.

In anticipation of the redevelopment of this site, an extensive archaeological survey has been undertaken that has uncovered numerous fascinating historical artifacts that offer many insights into the nature of life here in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Artifacts found include antique glass and brick, stoneware and ceramics, antique buttons, flower pots and countless other intriguing relics.