Ontario Scenery Photo Tour Ontario Flag and Coat of Arms
The Provincial Flag
The Ontario provincial flag was adopted on May 21, 1965. The
Canadian Red Ensign is used with the Union Jack in the upper left hand
corner and the Ontario shield of arms on the right side in the middle.
The coat of arms of Ontario was
granted by Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria on 26
The Crest: a black bear
standing on a gold and green wreath
Supporters: a moose and deer
Ut incepit Fidelis sic permanet, Latin for Loyal
she began, loyal she remains. It refers to the
Loyalist refugees from the American Revolution,
who settled in Ontario while it was still part
of Quebec, and for whom the area was separated
as Upper Canada.
Photo: Ontario Shield of
Arms - Centennial Flame
The shield of arms - which
appears on Ontario's flag and coat of arms - consists of three
golden maple leaves, representing Canada, on a
On the top is the Cross of St.
George, the name saint of King George III, in
allegiance to whom the Loyalists first came to
the land that would form the province.