This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (Canada)

Niagara Regional Municipality

Last modified: 2018-08-08 by rob raeside
Keywords: ontario | niagara-on-the-lake |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Queenston 1812, Ontario] image located by Peter Edwards, 14 July 2018

See also:

Description of the flag

Flag: Rectangle 1:2. Blue field superimposed in upper hoist quarter by the Royal Union Flag of 1707 and in the fly by the shield of the town’s armorial bearings.
"In January 2013, Lord Mayor Dave Eke approached the Heraldic Authority about the creation of a Town flag. . . . Upon approval from Town Council in March 2013, the Chief Herald’s office was formally petitioned to produce a historically recognized Coat of Arms and flag. . . . On December 10, 2013, exactly 200 years to the day of the Burning of Niagara in 1813, Lord Mayor Dave Eke and the Right Reverend Ralph D. Spence, Albion Herald Extraordinary, officially unveiled the Town’s grant of armorial bearings, which includes the new Coat of Arms, flag, and military badge."
Peter Edwards, 14 July 2018

Bicentennial flag

[Queenston 1812, Ontario] image located by Valentin Poposki, 9 July 2011

Bicentennial flag design causes problems. Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario: A banner-like flag is criticized for being too much like a banner, and not enough like a flag.
Valentin Poposki, 9 July 2011

The point of disagreement being a "blue banner", blue flywise stripe of one sixth (or less) of the hoist in height, that runs over most of the flag, bearing text "Niagara-on-the-Lake" in white, or in a different flag with a closely related design "Queenston". One side want that "banner" removed because they feel it makes the flag too banner-like, presumable because the "banner" doesn't fit in with the rest of the flag, and the other doesn't want to remove it, probably because the scheme of two flags differing in the name would break down if they did.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 November 2012