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I found http://www.oakville.ca/assets/general%20-%20town%20hall/2010-2014councilorientationmanual.pdf
p. 1-3: "Corporate identity
The town’s corporate identity conveys an open and inviting feel that embodies the values of Oakville in serving its residents and businesses. The stylized oak leaf logo represents heritage and nature, and symbolizes the cycle of change and the future aspirations of the community. The town identity is based on the distinctive combination of two colours: Oakville Blue and Oakville Gold. The corporate logo was approved by Council on March 1, 1999.
The corporate identity/logo is synonymous with the quality and level of service provided by the town. The Strategy, Policy and Communications department provides direction on the appropriate use of the logo."
The coat of arms is described:
"Oakville coat of arms/crest
Oakville's coat of arms was designed by Stanley Arculus, a Scarborough artist in heraldry. The Town of Oakville obtained formal recognition of the coat of arms in 1966. The silver oak trees are symbolic of white oak, the type of oak tree associated with the early history of Oakville. The boars’ heads are taken from the Chisholm coat of arms and the boat represents an early ship building industry. The water alludes to Lake Ontario and Oakville's two picturesque harbours. The town motto, avancez, means to go forward, and the civic crown is reminiscent of the walled cities of ancient times and is used in many civil coats of arms.
The town crest is a ceremonial coat of arms used exclusively for specific applications related to Oakville’s elected municipal officials. The Council Chamber may display the crest prominently"
Dave Fowler, 7 July 2014
image by Peter Orenski,
17 November 2012
based on research and information provided by James Croft and Kevin Harrington
This flag of a coat of arms on a white field was likely an earlier flag of the city.