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Elora, Ontario (Canada)

Wellington County

Last modified: 2019-05-14 by rob raeside
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[Elora, Ontario] image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 July 2011

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The Municipality

The village of Elora (7,756 inhabitants in 2011; 354 ha) is part of the municipality (township) of Central Wellington, which was formed in 1999.
Ivan Sache, 15 April 2017

Description of the flag

Blue-white-blue with a shield centred. Elora is in southwestern Ontario, north of Kitchener-Waterloo.
Darrell Neuman, 3 July 2011

The flag and arms of Elora were inscribed on 16 January 1996 on the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges, Vol. III, p. 76. The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on 23 November 1996, in Vol. 130, p. 3,279 of the Canada Gazette.

Per fess gules and azure three cedar trees and a pile issuant from the fess line all between two flaunches or.
Issuant from the waves of the sea proper a three-masted British merchantman tempore 1830 or sails set argent pennons gules.
On a representation of the Elora Gorge proper to either side a unicorn azure armed, unguled and crined or gorged with a ribbon gules fimbriated or pendant therefrom the badge of the village of Elora.
TEMPUS RERUM IMPERATOR. This Latin phrase means "Time is the ruler of all things".
Azure on a Canadian pale argent the arms of the village of Elora
A roundel per fess gules and azure fimbriated and charged with an Elora peony or.

Artist Information
Creator(s): Original concept of Robert Black, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority
Painter: Linda Nicholson
Calligrapher: Nancy Ellis - Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges
Ivan Sache, 15 April 2017

Previous flag

[Elora, Ontario] image located by Valentin Poposki, 28 April 2019

The website at, an archive of municipal flags from the Wellington County Museum and Archives, shows an earlier flag of Elora. It is an unequal triband, approximately 1:3:1, blue-white-blue with the village seal in the centre.
Valentin Poposki, 28 April 2019