The Viceregal Lion
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The Corporation of the City of Stratford

Stratford, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
February 15, 1991
Vol. II, p. 76

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Azure on a chevron Or between three swans naiant Argent a hurt charged with a beehive Or between two spears Gules their points upwards;


A coronet dancetty of five points Or charged on the rim with maple leaves Gules alternating with trillium flowers Argent;


On a grassy meadow rising above waves Azure crested Argent dexter a tiger Ermine armed Or gorged with a collar Azure pendant therefrom a hurt displaying a black willow tree Or grasping in its sinister paw a staff proper flying a banner of the Arms of the Canada Company sinister a lion Ermine armed Or charged with a like collar pendant therefrom a hurt displaying a railway steam locomotive Or grasping in its dexter paw a staff proper flying a banner of the City's Arms;


INDUSTRIA ET ARS. This Latin phrase means "Industry and art".


A banner of the Arms;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on May 4, 1991, in Volume 125, page 1485 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Donald Hallman

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government