became a Province of Canada on July 1, 1867.
province's motto is Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanent - Loyal She
Began, Loyal She Remains.
has a red background with the Union flag in the top left corner and the
provincial coat of arms on the right side.
of Legislature assented to April 14, 1965 Queen Elizabeth II's approval
of use of Royal Union flag given on May 11, 1965. Flag raised on May 21,
coat of arms has a moose and a deer supporting a shield. On the shield
there is the cross of Saint George representing England and three maple
leaves representing Canada. The crest is a bear atop a wreath of green
Warrant of Queen Victoria, May 26, 1868.
November 16, 1869.
of crest, supporters and motto by Royal Warrant of King Edward VII of February
April 24, 1909
Ontario, the White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), also known as the
wake-robin and the white lily, was officially adopted in 1937. It was recommended
by a special committee of botanists to the Ontario Horticultural Association,
which canvassed the views of other horticultural societies in the province,
also of high schools and collegiate institutes. In a British botanical
work published in 1760 there is a reference to the trilliums as "the herb
True Love of Canada."
white pine, the loon, the amethyst and the colours green and yellow.
used with permission from the Canadian Government