Symbols of Brampton



The Brampton City Crest was created in 1974 as the official symbol of the newly-incorporated City of Brampton. Its symbols convey the historical roots and strengths of the various towns and townships, which were combined to form the City of Brampton.

The City Crest is crowned in gold reminiscent of our British origins and our relationship to Brampton, Cumbria, England. The beaver symbolizes our Canadian heritage and the ethic of hard work.

Farming and manufacturing, the area’s historical mainstays, are represented in the Crest by the sheaf of grain and the ploughshare. The sheaf also represents the Township of Toronto Gore, one of Brampton’s founding communities. The Grand Trunk Railway’s role in establishing Brampton as an agricultural, manufacturing and political centre is depicted by the steam engine.

The majestic pine tree was selected to represent the Township of Chinguacousy, one of Brampton’s founding communities. Chinguacousy (Land of the Tall Pines) was a term used by indigenous settlers to describe the area.

Crests of the Four Founding Municipalities

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​Town of Brampton

Town of Brampton Crest 

Town of Toronto Gore

Town of Toronto Gore Crest 

​Township of Toronto Chinguacousy

Township of Toronto Chinguacousy Crest 

Part of the Town of Mississauga

 

​Chain of Office


The Mayor may wear the Chain of Office on ceremonial occasions when he appears in his official capacity, to acknowledge the responsibilities, authority and dignity attached to the role of Head of Council.

Ceremonial events where the Chain of Office is worn could include: Inaugural Council Meeting, New Year’s Levee, Remembrance Day Parade, official visits and award ceremonies.