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Coat of arms of Toronto

The Coat of Arms of Toronto, Ontario, Canada were designed by the Chief Herald of Canada, Mr. Robert Watt, for the city after its amalgamation in 1998.

They are blazoned: 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 stantant, wings elevated and expanded proper. The supporters are, on the dexter a beaver sejeant proper, collared with a torse Gules, therefrom on a hexagon Or an ash leaf Vert, on the sinister, a brown bear rampant proper, collared with a torse Gules, pendant therefrom a hexagon charged with a columbine Flower proper. Both Supporters are placed on a grassy mount from which at the base of the shield three wavy streams in pairle reversed Argent each surcharged with another Azure flow into a barry wavy ‘lakefront', below which is placed the Scroll with the Motto: Diversity Our Strength between two Maple Leaves Gules, veined Or at the extremities of the Scroll.

The three wavy streams represent Toronto's three rivers: the Humber, the Don, and the Rouge. The barry wavy 'lakefront' represents Lake Ontario.

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