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The Corporation of the City of Brantford

Brantford, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
March 6, 1991
Vol. II, p. 80

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Gules a beaver statant on a log fesswise its ends gnawed all Or;


A maple leaf Gules veined Or charged with a mural crown Or masoned Gules;


Upon a grassy mound strewn with daffodil flowers proper rising above barry wavy Azure and Argent to the dexter a Mohawk Indian in traditional dress of the period 1784 bearing in the dexter hand and across the sinister shoulder the Gus-wen-tah wampum belt and to the sinister a pioneer logger in dress of the period 1830 bearing in the sinister hand a single bladed axe all proper;


INDUSTRIA ET PERSEVERANTIA. This Latin phrase means "Industry and perseverance".


Gules on a Canadian pale Argent an escutcheon of the Arms of the City of Brantford;


Argent a maple leaf Gules veined Or charged with a mural crown Or masoned Gules enclosed within a bordure wavy Azure;


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 November 23, 1991, in Volume 125, page 3770 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of the Corporation of the City of Brantford (Arms), and of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada (Flag and Badge), assisted the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Linda Nicholson

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information

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