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[University of Toronto flag] image by Ivan Sache, 3 August 2018


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The University

The University of Toronto (U of T), founded in 1827, is composed of three campuses: Downtown Toronto (St. George; 61,339 students), Mississauga (UTM; 14,885 students), and Scarborough (UTSC; 70,890 students). U of T is composed of 18 faculties; the Faculty of Arts & Science is composed of 7 colleges dating back to the early years of the university.
https://www.utoronto.ca/academics/academic-units
Ivan Sache, 3 August 2018


The Flag

The flag of U of T is horizontally divided blue-white with the university's coat of arms, in full colors.
Photo: http://www.president.utoronto.ca/visit-by-her-excellency-kolinda-grabar-kitarovic-president-of-the-republic-of-croatia

The coat of arms was designed in 1857 by Daniel Wilson, who later became U of T president. The tree – originally a maple, but later changed to an
oak for unknown reasons – reflects the university’s motto, “Velut arbor ævo.” The Latin phrase is translated as “may it grow as a tree through the ages” in a 1935 U of T Monthly article. The words in the motto are an excerpt from Horace’s Odes: “crescit occulto velut arbor ævo fama Marcelli,” meaning “the fame of [Roman military leader] Marcellus grows like a tree over time unseen.” The exact translation is open, but another rendition is “as a tree with the passage of time” – and the image of evolving and growing stronger over the years is a fitting metaphor for U of T students themselves.
http://magazine.utoronto.ca/life-on-campus/velut-arbor-aevo-university-of-toronto-motto-coat-of-arms-nadia-siu-van/
U of T Magazine, Winter 2018

The arms were registered on 20 May 2016 on the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Vol. VI, p. 624. The Letters Patented were announced on 22 October 2016 in the Canada Gazette, Vol. 150, p. 3,152.

Arms
Azure two open books above a beaver statant proper, on a chief Argent the Royal Crown proper;

Crest
An oak tree Or leaved Vert fructed Or;

Motto
VELUT ARBOR ӔVO ("As a tree, over time")

The design of the arms is credited to the College of Arms, London.
http://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=2794&ShowAll=1
Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada
Ivan Sache, 3 August 2018


Banner of Arms

[University of Toronto flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 4 December 2006


Academic and athletic flags

 Academic and athletic flags in use:
https://live.staticflickr.com/825/39829809670_cc2bea0cb8_b.jpg

Shield of arms from the Governor General website:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=2794

Shield of arms, Faculty of Forestry:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=1113

Shield of arms, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=2776

Coat of arms and flag, Faculty of Medicine:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=795

Shield of arms, Faculty Club of UT:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=246

Flags, badge and arms, Medical Alumni Association of UT:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=783
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=39

Branding:
https://trademarks.utoronto.ca/colors-fonts/

Dave Fowler, 8 May 2020


Emmanuel College of Victoria University

Emmanuel College of Victoria University is a United Church of Canada theological college that is federated with the University of Toronto.
It has no apparent flag or heraldry.

Seal:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/Emmanuel_college_uoft.png

Logo:
https://giamusic.com/page-images/2019/12/EmmanuelLogo.png

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


Innis College

Innis is a constituent college of the University of Toronto.

It has no apparent flag or official heraldry.

Logo version of a coat of arms:
https://innis.utoronto.ca/

Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020


Knox College

Knox College is a Presbyterian theological college federated with the University of Toronto.
It has no apparent flag, but it does have official heraldry.

From the Governor General website:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=341
 
Logo:
https://presbyterian.ca/wp-content/uploads/Knox.png

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


Massey College

[University of St. Michael's College flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020

Massey is the postgraduate college of the University of Toronto.

Banner of arms:
https://external-preview.redd.it/wzFsKwOXnCHTALMuU3G_t5NXFVHVAAGH2DFwSZ6Fl-w.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=d54f79717dac13cbf75fd6ada30fc1d8c771714d

Shield of arms:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Massey_College_Coat_of_Arms.png

Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020


New College

New College is a constituent college of the University of Toronto.
It has no apparent flag or official heraldry.

Logo:
http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/

Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020


Regis College

Regis is a Jesuit college federated with the University of Toronto. It has no apparent flag or official heraldry. The Vatican flag is displayed.

Badge:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d9/Regiscollege_toronto_crest.png

Logo:
https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4D0BAQFET5W8Z0bY9A/company-logo_200_200/0?e=2159024400&v=beta&t=4n4KlpWd02QTwFIUv_J1kW1URPDZgx24nNsltu1EKgo

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto

St. Augustine's Seminary, a Roman Catholic seminary, is part of the Toronto School of Theology, which is federated with the University of Toronto.
It has no apparent flag, but it does have official heraldry.

From the Governor General website:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=649

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


Toronto School of Theology

The Toronto School of Theology is a consortium of seven theological schools that are federated with the University of Toronto.
It has a banner of arms, though I could find no examples of it in use.

From the Governor General website:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project-pic.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=207&ProjectElementID=744

Coat of Arms:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=207

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


University College of Toronto

[University of St. Michael's College flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020

University College is a constituent college of the University of Toronto.

It has no apparent flag, but it does have official heraldry:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=2803

Seal:
https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=University_College_of_Toronto&mobileaction=toggle_view_desktop

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


University of St. Michael's College

[University of St. Michael's College flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020

St. Michael's is a Roman Catholic federated college of the University of Toronto.

Banner of arms:
https://stmikes.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/brennan-flag.jpg

Official Coat of Arms:
https://stmikes.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1977.png

New crest, adopted in 2017:
https://stmikes.utoronto.ca/news/st-mikes-honours-past-new-crest/

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


University of Trinity College

Trinity College is an Anglican college, federated with the University of Toronto.

It has no apparent flag, but it does have official heraldry:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=1862

Faculty of Divinity at the University of Trinity College:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=482

Trinity College Literary Institute:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=1157

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


Victoria College of Victoria University

Victoria College is part of Victoria University, which also includes Emmanuel College, and which is federated with the University of Toronto.

It has no apparent flag or official heraldry.

Its logo:
https://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/s/731/images/editor/Victoria%20College/2018/vc_uoft_4c_cmyk_copy.jpg

Victoria University logo:
https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/

Dave Fowler, 16 May 2020


Woodsworth College

Woodsworth is a constituent college of the University of Toronto.
It has no apparent flag, but it does have official heraldry.

From the Governor General website:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=1083

Blue version used for branding:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/Woodsworth_toronto_crest.png

Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020


Wycliffe College

[University of St. Michael's College flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020

Wycliffe is an Anglican college federated with the University of Toronto. It is also part of the Toronto School of Theology consortium.

Banner of arms:
https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/sites/default/files/_SLP7172.JPG

Coat of arms from the Governor General website:
https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=1139

Dave Fowler, 17 May 2020