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Province : Ontario
Incorporated into : 2001 Ottawa

Coat of arms (crest) of Osgoode
Official blazon
English blazon wanted


The beaver in the point of the shield represents the fur bearing animal that brought in the early trappers. The Castor River in Osgoode Township was also named after this animal (Castor is the Latin word for beaver).

The log fence and the ground above the fence are reminders of the early farming settlers.
The wheel is a symbol representing those who arrived in wilderness country by steam or paddle boat.
The two strips of blue stand for the two rivers running through the Township - the Rideau and Castor rivers.
The maple and pine trees symbolise the logging and lumbering carried out by the early settlers.

The crest is encircled by a horseshoe, a reminder of the animal used by the pioneers in inland travel, logging and farming. The horseshoe holds forever the continued good luck in Osgoode Township.

In the chief of the arms are the British Crown, Canadian maple leaf and the Trillium for Ontario.

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Literature : Image and information taken from http://www3.sympatico.ca/twp.osgoode/crest/index