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Coat Of Arms Of Toronto
The coat of arms of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was designed by Robert Watt, the Chief Herald
Herald
of Canada
Canada
at the time, for the city after its amalgamation in 1998.[1] The arms were granted by the Canadian Heraldic Authority on January 11, 1999.[1]Contents1 Description 2 Former coats of arms2.1 Toronto 2.2 East York 2.3 Etobicoke 2.4 North York 2.5 Scarborough 2.6 York3 References 4 External linksDescription[edit] The coat of arms can be described as follows: Or, a pale and a chief Azure. The crest: on a wreath of the colours, issuant from a mural coronet Or, masoned Sable charged with a human heart Gules between two roses Argent, buttoned Or, slipped proper, on a grassy mount Vert, a golden eagle statant, wings elevated and expanded proper
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Britannia
Britannia
Britannia
has been used in several different senses. The name is a Latinisation of the native Brittonic word for the island, Pretanī, which also produced the Greek form Prettanike or Brettaniai, which originally, in the fourth to the first centuries BC, designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion
Albion
or Britain. By the 1st century BC, Britannia
Britannia
came to be used for Great Britain specifically. After the Roman conquest in 43 AD, Britannia meant Roman Britain, a province covering the island south of Caledonia (roughly Scotland)
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Union Jack
The Union Jack,[note 1][2][3] or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. The flag also has an official or semi-official status in some other Commonwealth realms: for example, it is a ceremonial flag in Canada
Canada
by parliamentary resolution, and known there as the Royal Union Flag.[4] Further, it is used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories
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Mural Crown
A mural crown (Latin: corona muralis) is a crown or headpiece representing city walls or towers. In classical antiquity, it was an emblem of tutelary deities who watched over a city, and among the Romans a military decoration. Later the mural crown developed into a symbol of European heraldry, mostly for cities and towns, and in the 19th and 20th centuries was used in some republican heraldry.Contents1 Usage in ancient times 2 Heraldic use2.1 Examples from heraldry3 See also 4 References 5 External linksUsage in ancient times[edit] In Hellenistic
Hellenistic
culture, a mural crown identified tutelary deities such as the goddess Tyche
Tyche
(the embodiment of the fortune of a city, familiar to Romans as Fortuna), and Hestia
Hestia
(the embodiment of the protection of a city, familiar to Romans as Vesta)
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Supporters (heraldry)
Heraldry
Heraldry
portalv t eSeal of the city of Berlin
Berlin
(1280), showing the Brandenburg
Brandenburg
coat of arms flanked by two bears Standesscheibe
Standesscheibe
of Solothurn, c. 1520, with two lions as supportersEarly example of the Royal Arms of England
Royal Arms of England
with lion and dragon as supporters, from a painting of Edward VI
Edward VI
dated c. 1547In heraldry, supporters, sometimes referred to as attendants, are figures or objects usually placed on either side of the shield and depicted holding it up. Early forms of supporters are found in medieval seals. However, unlike the coronet or helmet and crest, supporters were not part of early medieval heraldry
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First Nations
WikiProjectIndigenous North AmericansFirst NationsCommons WiktionaryInuitCommons WiktionaryMétisCommons Wiktionaryv t eIn Canada, the First Nations
First Nations
(French: Premières Nations) are the predominant indigenous peoples in Canada
Canada
south of the Arctic
Arctic
Circle. Those in the Arctic
Arctic
area are distinct and known as Inuit
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Mississaugas
The Mississauga
Mississauga
are a subtribe of the Anishinaabe-speaking First Nations people located in southern Ontario, Canada. They are closely related to the Ojibwe. The name "Mississauga" comes from the Anishinaabe
Anishinaabe
word Misi-zaagiing, meaning "[Those at the] Great River-mouth." It closely related to the Ojibwe
Ojibwe
word Misswezahging, which means ‘a river with many outlets.’Contents1 History 2 Legacy 3 Today 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] According to the histories of the Anishinaabe, after departing the "Second Stopping Place" near Niagara Falls, the core Anishinaabe peoples migrated along the shores of Lake Erie
Lake Erie
to what is now southern Michigan. They became "lost" both physically and spiritually. The Mississaugas
Mississaugas
migrated along a northern route by the Credit River, to Georgian Bay
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Ontario
Ontario
Ontario
(/ɒnˈtɛərioʊ/ ( listen); French: [ɔ̃taʁjo]) is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada
Canada
and is located in east-central Canada.[7][8] It is Canada's most populous province[9] accounting for nearly 40 percent[10] of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area
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Trident
A trident /ˈtraɪdənt/ is a three-pronged spear. It is used for spear fishing and historically as a polearm. The trident is the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea in classical mythology. In Hindu mythology it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula (Sanskrit for "triple-spear").Contents1 Etymology 2 Uses2.1 Fishing 2.2 Combat3 Symbolism and mythology 4 Political 5 Civilian use 6 Military emblems 7 Botanical nomenclature 8 See also 9 NotesEtymology[edit] The word "trident" comes from the French word trident, which in turn comes from the Latin word tridens or tridentis: tri "three" and dentes "teeth"
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East York
East York, formally the Borough of East York
East York
is a former municipality within the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was a semi-autonomous borough within the overall municipality of Metropolitan Toronto
Toronto
until 1998, when it was amalgamated into the new "megacity" of Toronto. Before the amalgamation, it was Canada's only borough. It is separated by the Don River from the former City of Toronto. Traditional East York
East York
is southeast of the river, and the neighbourhoods of Leaside, Bennington Heights and densely populated Thorncliffe Park
Thorncliffe Park
are northwest of the river
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Latin
Latin
Latin
(Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet. Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium, in the Italian Peninsula.[3] Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
developed into the Romance languages, such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Romanian. Latin, Greek and French have contributed many words to the English language
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Borough
A borough is an administrative division in various English-speaking countries. In principle, the term borough designates a self-governing walled town, although in practice, official use of the term varies widely. History[edit] The word borough derives from common Proto-Germanic "*burgz", meaning "fort": compare with bury, burgh and brough (England), burgh (Scotland), Burg (Germany), borg (Scandinavia), burcht, burg (Dutch), boarch (West Frisian), and the Germanic borrowing present in neighbouring Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
such as borgo (Italian), bourg (French), burgo (Spanish and Portuguese), burg (Romanian), purg (Kajkavian) and durg (दर्ग) (Hindi) and arg (ارگ) (Persian)
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White Rose Of York
The White Rose
Rose
of York (also called the Rose
Rose
alba or rose argent), a white heraldic rose, is the symbol of the
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Etobicoke
Etobicoke
Etobicoke
/ɛˈtoʊbɪkoʊ/ ( listen) (with a silent 'ke') is an administrative district and former city that makes up the western part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Etobicoke
Etobicoke
was first settled by Europeans in the 1790s; the municipality grew into city status in the 20th century. Several independent villages and towns developed within the area of Etobicoke, only to be absorbed later into Etobicoke during the era of Metro Toronto. Etobicoke
Etobicoke
was dissolved in 1998, when it was amalgamated with other Metro Toronto
Toronto
municipalities into the City of Toronto
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Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is the patent, trademark, and copyright administration body of Canada. Structurally the CIPO functions as a Special Operating Agency (SOA) which is associated with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. CIPO also administers industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies
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North York
North York
North York
is a suburban district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located directly north of Old Toronto, between Etobicoke
Etobicoke
to the west and Scarborough to the east. As of the 2011 Census, it had a population of 655,913. It was first created as a township in 1922 out of the northern part of the former city of York, a municipality that was located along the western border of Old Toronto. Following its inclusion in Metropolitan Toronto
Toronto
in 1954, it was one of the fastest growing parts of the region due to its proximity to Old Toronto. It was declared a borough in 1967, and later became a city in 1979, attracting high-density residences, rapid transit, and a number of corporate headquarters in North York
North York
City Centre, its central business district
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