Consulate General of Grenada in Canada (Toronto)

90 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite #605, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2Y3, Canada

About Grenada

Grenada, a tri-island state (includes Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique) covers an area of 133 square miles and is located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is situated northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Dubbed the “Island of Spice,” Grenada is known for its production of a wide range of spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice, and wild coffee to name a few. In fact, Grenada is the second-largest producer of nutmeg globally, accounting for 20% of the world’s nutmeg exports.


The nutmeg on the nation’s flag represents the economic value of the crop to Grenada. The island is home to breathtaking landscapes, unspoiled beaches, sunken treasures adorned by corals, and friendly locals. Grenada’s pledge of allegiance emphasizes its commitment to liberty, justice, equality, and upholding the honor, dignity, laws, and institutions of the country. The national flag of Grenada has six stars representing the country’s six parishes, with the middle star, encircled by a red disk, standing for the capital, Saint George’s. The red, yellow, and green colors on the flag symbolize courage and vitality, wisdom and warmth, and vegetation and agriculture, respectively.

National Bird

The Grenada dove is the national bird and is considered one of the most critically endangered doves globally.

National Coat Of Arms

The official coat of arms of Grenada depicts a shield divided into four parts by a golden cross, with the Santa Maria, Columbus’ flagship, in the center of the cross. It also includes a British lion, a golden crescent moon, and a lily. A garland of bougainvillea branches tops the shield, with seven red roses representing the seven communities of Grenada. The national motto, “Ever conscious of God we aspire, build, and advance as one people,” is displayed on a ribbon.

National Anthem

Hail! Grenada, land of ours,
We pledge ourselves to thee,
Heads, hearts and hands in unity
To reach our destiny.
Ever conscious of God,
Being proud of our heritage,
May we with faith and courage
Aspire, build, advance
As one people, one family.
God bless our nation.

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Average temperatures range from 75ºF to 85ºF (24ºC to 30ºC), tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Due to Grenada’s remarkable landscape, the island also experiences climate changes according to altitude. The driest season is between January and May while the rainy season is from June to December.


Approximately 108,132 (est.  2008) people inhabit Grenada, including the 6,521 inhabitants of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The nation’s citizens are primarily of African, East-Indian and European descent, with the largest proportion of the population, approximately 75%, of African descent. Grenada is an English-speaking nation.

Political Profile

Grenada gained independence from Britain in 1974 and is an independent nation within the British Commonwealth. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State and is represented locally by the Governor General, who is appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister. Grenada has a West Minister Style Parliamentary form of Government.  The Parliament which exercises legislative power consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Executive power lies with the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.  General Elections are held every five (5) years.

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