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Corporation of the City of Kingston

Kingston, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flag and Badge
January 11, 1999
Vol. III, p. 349

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Gules a Martello tower Argent upon barry wavy of five Argent and Azure in chief three Eastern crowns Or;


Rising above barry wavy of three Argent Azure and Argent a rock proper thereon a beaver statant Or;


Dexter a griffin sinister a lion Or each gorged with a collar of maple leaves Gules;


ANTIQUITATE CIVILITATE HUMANITATE. This Latin phrase means "With antiquity, civility, humanity".


A banner Gules charged in base barry wavy of three Argent Azure and Argent set thereon dexter a Martello tower Argent in sinister chief three Eastern crowns two and one Or;


A torteau charged with a Martello tower Argent within a circle of maple leaves Or;


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 22, 2000, in Volume 134, page 2262 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of the Ad Hoc Committee for Kingston's New Coat of Arms, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Eva Pilar-Cass

Suzzann Wright

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government

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