History of Toronto's Flag

On August 18, 1974 City Council appointed the City of Toronto Flag Design Committee, comprised of Aldermen Paul B. Pickett, Q. C. and Reid Scott, Q.C. as Co-chairmen and Aldermen Edward Negridge, Colin Vaughan and Anne Johnston as members.
The committee's task was to bring forward a suitable design for the City of Toronto flag.
A competition was launched, and on November 6, 1974 the committee's selection was submitted to City Council. By a unanimous vote, the design of 21-year-old George Brown College student Renato De Santis was declared the winning entry

Elements of Toronto's Flag

  • the twin towers of City Hall on a blue background
  • the red Maple Leaf of the Flag of Canada represents the Council Chamber at the base of the towers.

In 1997, the City of Toronto amalgamated, bringing together the former cities of Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, York and Toronto, the Borough of East York and the Metro level of government.
Council began the search for a new flag to represent the newly formed city.
The public was invited to submit designs. When Council did not approve any of the submissions, City design staff were asked to submit design proposals.
During the councillors review of staff designs, Renato De Santis - designer of the original City of Toronto flag in 1974, suggested his design be approved with minor modifications to a 3'x 6' format
Council approved the design in October 1999.

Buy Toronto Flag

To purchase a City of Toronto flag please contact:
The Flag Shop, 5000 Dufferin Street, Unit B, at 416-736-3524. Toll Free: (866) 739-7748
Flags, sized 36" x 7" feet, cost $21.95 (indoor poly) and $95.90 (nylon) 45" x 90" plus HST & (prices subject to change)