The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Ontario Genealogical Society

Toronto, Ontario
Registration of Arms
May 24, 1991
Vol. II, p. 97

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Blazon

Arms

Argent within an orle of chains Vert a white pine tree (Pinus strobus) eradicated proper between in dexter chief a torteau charged with a trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) Argent and in sinister chief a book expanded Argent binding and fore-edges Gules;

Motto

MULTI PRIORES MULTAE PATRIAE. This Latin phrase means "Many forebears, many ancestral lands".


Symbolism

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 20, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2353 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of David G. Bowyer (arms) and Marjorie Simmons (motto).

Painter
* Not applicable / Sans objet

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Cultural Organization

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 21 Septembre 1985.