The #toronto #flag is kind of awesome. I want a t-shirt. #cityhall #latergram
Toronto, since 1974
Goin’ out to the Pride Parade in Toronto today. Figured it’d be a good day to show some pride in Toronto.
The white lines on the flag recall the iconic shape of City Hall. And they also spell out a T… kinda.
(designer: Rene De Santis)
The Toronto neighbourhood of Cabbagetown has its own flag, a green version of the Canadian flag with a big ol’ head of cabbage instead of a maple leaf. As a designer of ultra-local Toronto flags myself, I have to approve.
By the way, if you’re ever in Toronto, you should visit Cabbagetown! It’s lovely. One of the prettiest neighbourhoods in the city.
Toronto Maple Leafs (unofficial)
It’s playoff season, which means the whole city of Toronto is going hockey crazy. As I’ve been walking around town, I’ve been seeing Maple Leafs flags flying all over. There are actually a whole bunch of different designs, but this one is by far the coolest. It takes the Canadian flag and gives it a Toronto coat of paint.
Metropolitan Toronto (?-1997)
Before Amalgamation, Toronto was a two-tier municipality, with Metropolitan Toronto being the upper level. Metro’s logo was made up of six interlocking rings, representing Etobicoke, York, Scarborough, North York, East York, and the old City of Toronto.
I’m not quite sure when this flag was adopted, but I live like ten minutes from the city archives so I could probably figure it out if I wasn’t such a lazy jerk.
Attention Torontonians! The winter issue of Spacing Magazine comes out today and it features a bunch of flags I designed for the city’s streets and community councils. If you’re in town then go and pick up a copy. Not only will you get to see some totally sweet flags (if I do say so myself) but you will also get to see some totally sweet articles on urban design. HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY GO WRONG.
you don’t really appreciate how hard it is to photograph several flags until they all do their own thing in the wind like a bunch of jerks
The 81 year old time capsule unearthed at Maple Leaf Gardens was shown off to the public this week. One of the items inside was this small Canadian flag. It’s not tremendously detailed, but you can see that the leaves on the coat of arms aren’t red yet. That change came in 1957.