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Official Board Crest

The official Board crest is a modification of the former County of Peel emblem. The three colours, representing the three area municipalities, were adopted as the Peel Region's Corporate colours and added to the crest in 1974.

The shield in the crest displays a tree and sheaf of wheat symbolizing the parks and cultivated lands of the Region. The building symbolizes business and industry and the locomotive represents development spurred by transportation and communication networks. The shield is surrounded by 24 maple leaves representing the original 21 members of Council, the Chair, the CAO and the Regional Clerk. The informal name of the organization is incorporated in the emblem.