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The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Confirmation of Arms
March 15, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 596

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Gules a balance Or, on a chief Sable an open book between two mortars and pestles Or;


An oak tree Gules leaved Or fructed of acorns Gules husked Sable;





The mortars and pestles and balance are traditional symbols of the profession of pharmacy. The book symbolizes education. The colours were those of the Ontario College of Pharmacy, and therefore represent the continuity of pharmaceutical education which began with that body and has continued with the University of Toronto.


The oak tree is a version of the crest of the University of Toronto using the colours of the faculty.


This Latin phrase means “I weigh by the balance of learning.”


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 22, 2016, in Volume 150, page 3150 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of The Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Toronto, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Robert Grey

Suzzann Wright

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
University Faculty, Department & College

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the name of The Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Toronto in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Volume IV, page 120, 17 May 2001.