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Grant of Arms and Badge
June 15, 2022
Vol. VIII, p. 106
Arms of the Toronto Port Authority
Or a fouled anchor bendwise sinister, on a chief wavy Azure two wings conjoined in fess Or;
The tilted blue anchor on gold was used on the emblem of the Toronto Harbour Police and the Port of Toronto Police, the predecessor bodies of the Toronto Port Authority’s Enforcement Officers, from circa 1960 to 1999. It symbolizes the area of operations of the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) in the Toronto harbour area. The wings allude to the TPA’s mandate in law enforcement at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The wavy division refers to the Toronto harbour area. Blue and gold are the colours of the city’s arms.
Badge of the Toronto Port Authority
The shield of the Arms within an annulus Azure edged and inscribed TORONTO PORT AUTHORITY and ADMINISTRATION PORTUAIRE DE TORONTO in letters Or, all within a wreath of maple leaves Or issuant from a trillium and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;
The use of the shield within the ring, the wreath of maple leaves, the provincial flower and the Royal Crown follows the pattern for badges of local law enforcement bodies in Canada, and indicates that the Toronto Port Authority is an agent of the Crown.