Coat of Arms of the City of Cote Saint-Luc
A community’s coat of arms is a “signature through pictures.” A coat of arms generally includes designs that differentiate one city from others.
The City of Côte Saint-Luc was named after Saint Luke, whom Saint John saw in the form of a winged bull during his apocalyptic vision. Since then, a winged bull has been the symbolic beast of Saint Luke.
There is also a pattern representing Côte Saint-Luc as a railroad junction in fact, as a marshalling yard, diverging in every direction. Additionally, the crest reminds us that Côte Saint-Luc was, until the end of the Second World War, almost exclusively a farming community.
The two banners, wavering over both sides of the shield, are symbolic of Côte Saint-Luc being both a modern Canadian city and an old Quebec community.