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Coat Of Arms Of Toronto
The COAT OF ARMS OF TORONTO , Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
, was designed by Robert Watt , the Chief Herald
Herald
of Canada
Canada
at the time, for the city after its amalgamation in 1998. The arms were granted by the Canadian Heraldic Authority on January 11, 1999. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Former coats of arms * 2.1 Toronto
Toronto
* 2.2 East York
East York
* 2.3 Etobicoke
Etobicoke
* 2.4 North York
North York
* 2.5 Scarborough * 2.6 York * 3 References * 4 External links DESCRIPTIONThe coat of arms can be described as follows: Or, a pale and a chief Azure
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Union Jack
The UNION JACK, or more correctly 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, by parliamentary resolution, an official flag in Canada and known there as the ROYAL UNION FLAG. Further, it is used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories . The Union Flag also appears in the canton (upper left-hand quarter) of the flags of several nations and territories that are former British possessions or dominions . The claim that the term _Union Jack_ properly refers only to naval usage has been disputed, following historical investigations by the Flag Institute in 2013
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East York
EAST YORK, formally the BOROUGH OF 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 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 is southeast of the river, and the neighbourhoods of Leaside , Bennington Heights and densely populated Thorncliffe Park are northwest of the river. The heart of East York is filled with middle-class and working-class homes, with extensive high-rise developments along peripheral major streets and in Crescent Town and Thorncliffe Park
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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. 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_ (Dutch), _boarch_ (West Frisian), and the Germanic borrowing present in neighbouring 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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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
Poseidon
, or Neptune
Neptune
, the god of the sea in classical mythology . In Hindu mythology it is the weapon of Shiva
Shiva
, known as _trishula _ (Sanskrit for "triple-spear"). CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Uses * 2.1 Fishing
Fishing
* 2.2 Combat * 3 Symbolism and mythology * 4 Political * 5 Civilian use * 6 Military emblems * 7 Botanical nomenclature * 8 See also * 9 Notes ETYMOLOGYThe word "trident" comes from the French word _trident_, which in turn comes from the Latin word _tridens_ or _tridentis_: _tri_ "three" and _dentes_ "teeth". Sanskrit _trishula _ is compound of _tri_ त्रि "three"+ _ṣūla_ शूल "thorn"
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Mississaugas
The MISSISSAUGA are a subtribe of the Anishinaabe
Anishinaabe
-speaking First Nations people located in southern Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
. They are closely related to the Ojibwa . The name "Mississauga" comes from the Anishinaabe
Anishinaabe
word Misi-zaagiing, meaning " Great River-mouth." It closely related to the Ojibwe
Ojibwe
word Misswezahging, which means ‘a river with many outlets.’ CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Legacy * 3 Today * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYAccording to the histories of the Anishinaabe, after departing the "Second Stopping Place" near Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
, the core Anishinaabe peoples migrated along the shores of Lake Erie
Lake Erie
to what is now southern Michigan
Michigan
. They became "lost" both physically and spiritually
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Usage in ancient times * 2 Heraldic use * 2.1 Examples from heraldry * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links USAGE IN ANCIENT TIMESIn Hellenistic culture, a mural crown identified tutelary deities such as the goddess Tyche (the embodiment of the fortune of a city, familiar to Romans as Fortuna ), and Hestia (the embodiment of the protection of a city, familiar to Romans as Vesta )
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Supporters (heraldry)
Heraldry portal * v * t * e Seal of the city of Berlin
Berlin
(1280), showing the Brandenburg coat of arms flanked by two bears Standesscheibe of Solothurn , c. 1520, with two lions as supporters Early example of the Royal Arms of England
England
with lion and dragon as supporters, from a painting of Edward VI dated c. 1547 In 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
WikiProject * Indigenous North Americans First Nations * Commons * Wiktionary Inuit * Commons * WiktionaryMétis * Commons * Wiktionary * v * t * e The FIRST NATIONS (French : _Premières Nations_) are the predominant Aboriginal peoples of Canada south of the Arctic. Those in the Arctic area are distinct and known as Inuit . The Métis , another distinct ethnicity, developed after European contact and relations primarily between First Nations people and Europeans. There are currently 634 recognized First Nations governments or bands spread across Canada , roughly half of which are in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia . Under the Employment Equity Act , First Nations are a "designated group", along with women, visible minorities , and people with physical or mental disabilities
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White Rose Of York
The WHITE ROSE OF YORK (also called the Rose
Rose
alba or ROSE ARGENT), a white heraldic rose , is the symbol of the House of York and has since been adopted as a symbol of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
as a whole. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Use in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Heraldries * 3 International uses * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe origins of the emblem are said to go back to the fourteenth century, to Edmund of Langley
Edmund of Langley
, the first Duke of York
Duke of York
and the founder of the House of York as a cadet branch of the then ruling House of Plantagenet (although other reports suggest the rose and Yorkshire have links going back further than that.) The actual symbolism behind the rose has religious connotations as it represents the Virgin Mary , who is often called the Mystical Rose
Rose
of Heaven
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Etobicoke
ETOBICOKE /ɛˈtoʊbᵻkoʊ/ ( listen ) (with a silent 'ke') is an administrative district and former city that makes up the western part of the city of Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada . 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
Toronto
. Etobicoke was dissolved in 1998, when it was amalgamated with other Metro Toronto
Toronto
municipalities into the City of Toronto
Toronto

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York Civic Centre
The YORK CIVIC CENTRE is a government building in Toronto
Toronto
, Canada. It is located at 2700 Eglinton Avenue
Eglinton Avenue
West in the neighbourhood of Beechborough-Greenbrook . The building is used by the Toronto
Toronto
West Court Office and was the seat of the municipal government of the former city of York , Ontario
Ontario
. York's Civic Centre does not have a public square like several other civic centres in Toronto, but is located next to Coronation Park and York Memorial Collegiate Institute . There is a time capsule present on the grounds, adjacent to the city of York's war memorial
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Usage in ancient times * 2 Heraldic use * 2.1 Examples from heraldry * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links USAGE IN ANCIENT TIMESIn Hellenistic culture, a mural crown identified tutelary deities such as the goddess Tyche (the embodiment of the fortune of a city, familiar to Romans as Fortuna ), and Hestia (the embodiment of the protection of a city, familiar to Romans as Vesta )
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Fort York
FORT YORK is a historic site of military fortifications and related buildings on the west side of downtown Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
. The fort was built by the British Army
British Army
and Canadian militia troops in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, to defend the settlement and the new capital of the Upper Canada
Canada
region from the threat of a military attack, principally from the newly independent United States . It was designated a National Historic Site in 1923. The City of Toronto
Toronto
designated the site, along with the nearby Fort York Armoury , as a Heritage Conservation District in 1985
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Scarborough, Toronto
SCARBOROUGH (/ˈskɑːrbəroʊ/ ; 2011 Census 625,698) is an administrative district and former city in Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada . Situated atop the Scarborough Bluffs
Scarborough Bluffs
, it occupies the eastern part of the city. Scarborough is contained within the borders of Victoria Park Avenue on the west, Steeles Avenue
Steeles Avenue
to the north, Rouge River and the city of Pickering to the east, and Lake Ontario
Ontario
to the south. It was named after the English town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
. First settled by Europeans in the 1790s, Scarborough has grown from a collection of small rural villages and farms to become fully urbanised with a diverse cultural community
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Roundel
A ROUNDEL is a circular disc used as a symbol. The term is used in heraldry , but also commonly used to refer to a type of national insignia used on military aircraft , generally circular in shape and usually comprising concentric rings of different colours. Other symbols also often use round shapes. The Tricolore cockade of the French Air Force was first used on military aircraft before the First World War CONTENTS * 1