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In honour of Kate Middleton’s freshly pressed coat of arms, we design crests for Toronto’s blue blood

To give their daughter Kate as much aristocratic heft as possible (and to quiet complaints about a commoner princess), Michael and Carole Middleton recently commissioned a family crest unveiled just in time for Friday’s Royal Wedding. Apparently, you don’t need to be to be royal or even noble to earn your own coat of arms. With this in mind, we designed crests for some of our city’s most celebrated clans. Illustrations by Nick Craine

Click on to see our illustrated coat of arms for Toronto’s flossiest families »