HMCS York's Badge 


HMCS York's Badge

HMCS York badge

HMCS York is a Naval Reserve training establishment based in Toronto.

The badge is blazoned as Azure, a white rose of York, rayonne Or, all within a rope surmounted by a naval crown and the word "YORK". The motto is BON ESPOIR (Good hope).

The York rose is, of course, for the historic name of Toronto, York.

Those interested in more information on "Her Majesty's Canadian Ship York" can contact them directly at:

659 Lakeshore Blvd West
Toronto, ON  M5V 1A7

Tel. 416 635-4400


Source: "Hogtown Heraldry"(Rumball, ed., Toronto: September 2003, p. 1)

  © 2004, Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, Toronto Branch - Updated: 6 September 2003