Designed by the Collège canadien des armoiries in 1956, Saint-Hyacinthe’s Coat of Arms remained unchanged after the 1976 and 2002 mergings. It represents an escutcheon formed by a shield topped with a 7-tower crown, and framed by 2 maple-leaf branches.
The crown evokes the importance of the City.
The shield, divided in four quarters, is struck in its center by a double-arm cross echoing the presence, on the Saint-Hyacinthe territory, of the archdiocese and numerous educational institutions.
Each quarter represents an aspect of the City:
Its Latin motto can be translated as follows: “We shall live again through love and courage”, a testimony to past hardships.