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Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badges
September 29, 1992
Vol. II, p. 193

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Vert the present mace and historic mace of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario in saltire Or surmounted by an escutcheon of the Arms of Her Majesty in Right of the Province of Ontario fimbriated Or all within a bordure embattled Or;

Crest

Rising from a coronet the rim Or jewelled with amethysts Purpure the upper edge set alternately with maple leaves Gules and trillium flowers Argent seeded Or leaved Vert a demi griffin Vert holding in the dexter foreclaw a calumet palewise Or;

Supporters

On a grassy mound set in the foreground with sprigs of maple leaves Gules trillium flowers and roses Argent dexter a white-tailed doe (odocoileus virginianus) Or gorged with a Loyalist civil coronet Vert pendant therefrom a pomeis charged with a representation of the Royal Crown proper sinister a white tailed stag Or gorged with a Loyalist military coronet Vert pendant therefrom a pomeis charged with a representation of the Royal Crown tempore 1792;

Motto

AUDI ALTERAM PARTEM. This Latin phrase means "Listen to the other party".

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

On a pomeis the present mace and traditional mace of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario in saltire Or surmounted by an escutcheon of the Arms of Her Majesty in Right of the Province of Ontario fimbriated Or within a canadian belt and buckle Vert edged Or inscribed AUDI ALTERAM PARTEM in letters Or all ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;

Badge

On a pomeis the present mace and historic mace of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario in saltire Or surmounted by an escutcheon of the Arms of Her Majesty in Right of the Province of Ontario fimbriated Or the whole encircled by a wreath of trillium flowers Argent seeded and leaved Or;


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 December 5, 1992, in Volume 126, page 3669 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

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

Painter
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Provincial & Territorial (Agency and other)