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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.

Edwin John Chart

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms
April 10, 1992
Vol. II, p. 155

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a fess in chief a crescent between two mullets and in base a stag's head erased all within a tressure Or;

Crest

A swan wings expanded proper bearing on its back a tower Azure masoned Or;

Motto

CONSTANTIA FLOREMUS. This Latin phrase means "We flourish through constancy".


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 25, 1992, in Volume 126, page 2303 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Charles Maier, Athabaska Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Gordon Macpherson

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Individual