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Leamington, Ontario (Canada)

Essex County

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[flag of Leamington] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

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Leamington is a municipality in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. With a population of 27,595 in the Canada 2016 Census, it is the second largest municipality in the Windsor-Essex County area (after the separated municipality of Windsor, Ontario). It includes Point Pelee, the southernmost point of mainland Canada.

Current Flag

Text and image(s) from Canadian City Flags, Raven 18 (2011), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) by permission of Eugene Ipavec.


The flag of the Municipality of Leamington has a white field with a large badge in the centre, nearly the full height of the flag: a maple leaf in golden yellow graduating to a darker hue at the edges, and detailed on the left and right with the leaf’s veins in black. Surmounting the leaf is a simple shield with a top arched slightly and sides curving slightly outward from the top down to a “U”-shaped point, edged in black. In the upper fourth is a red cross on white. Surmounting the centre is a smaller shield of the same shape, with a white field and a blue border edged outside and inside in yellow. In its centre is a standing lion in green, with four small fleurs-de-lis in golden yellow placed around it in the cardinal positions. Surmounting the lion is a blue inverted “V” shape, edged in yellow, with its apex aligned over the lion’s midsection. On the “V” are seven yellow discs, with one at the apex and three on each side. In the blue border are eight fleurs-de-lis in yellow, placed at the top, the corners, the base, and two on each side, spaced evenly. The lower three-fourths has a forest green field; on it, below the inner shield, are three maple leaves in approximate positions of 5, 6, and 7 o’clock; they are orange, with black veins, and edged in yellow; the lowest leaf is oriented vertically, the others are angled outwards. Centred over the shield is the silhouette of a bear in brown, walking toward the hoist, and standing on a torse of blue and white. Below the badge is a ribbon in three equal sections, coloured white in their centres graduating to blue at the ends, positioned roughly horizontally with the middle section centred below the other two. Curving below the maple leaf is LEAMINGTON in red, sans-serif letters.
Christopher Bedwell, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


The design is replete with English, French, and Canadian symbols—the St. George Cross of red on white for England, the fleur-de-lis for France, and the maple leaf for Canada, although the shape is different from that on the national flag. The larger shield is based on the shield of arms of Ontario; the black bear is its crest. According to the city, The majestic Black Bear...was once abundant in the...area. Maple leaves represent Canada and the dense woodlands which once covered the County. The centre device represents ...Ontario. Superimposed upon it are the arms of the Borough of the Royal Leamington Spa in England.
Christopher Bedwell, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


When Leamington and Mersea townships amalgamated in 1999, the Leamington Mersea Transition Board considered holding a contest to design an official coat of arms for the new municipality. However time was short and the board recommended development of a new coat of arms to the new council, which adopted the arms and a flag bearing them on 22 February 1999.
Christopher Bedwell, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


Christopher Bedwell, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011