The brilliant Heraldic windows created by Christopher Wallis in the 1980s
include freshly envisioned variants of the Crests of the Law Societies
of Canadian provinces.
The windows chronicle four millennia of Law on Earth in a symbolic vocabulary reaching from the Code of Hammurabi (c. 1754 BC) to English common law prevalent in Canada. The Napoleonic Code seems to be missing however.
The windows in “Convocation Hall” reflect Wallis’ English-educated understanding of heraldic imagery, honouring
the development of Canadian Common Law with audacious heraldic twists, ancient imagery and vivacious colouration.
This grand modern hall is primarily for the enjoyment of the judiciary and lawyers who frequent Osgoode Hall.
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