ONTARIO
Coat of Arms

Armorial Bearings

Officially granted by Royal Warrant in 1868 by Queen Victoria.

The Cross of St. George, set on a white background, tops the shield and represents Ontario's relationship with the Crown. Beneath the Cross, set on a green background, are 3 gold maple leafs, which are also an official symbol of Canada.

Coat of Arms

Officially granted by Royal Warrant in 1909 by King Edward VII.

A black bear, representing Ontario's abundant and varied wildlife, stands upon a green and gold wreath. Supporting the Shield on the left is a moose; a deer supports the Shield on the right. Early settlers and colonists relied heavily upon both these animals for food and clothing.

The Motto, UT INCEPIT FIDELIS SIC PERMANENT, means 'Loyal she began - Loyal she remains'.