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Who We Are!

we have a rich past

The Original Flag Store opened for business in 1965 in the small town of Thornton, Ontario -– just one hour’’s drive north of Toronto. We quickly became known as the company who could make a business, a cottage or an event burst with colour and pride.

Today, 54 years later, the original family still take great pride in offering the same service, the same quality and the same personal guidance to all customers who require custom flags and flagpoles. We also offer many other choices of “soft” advertising for your company, your family name or your location.

We appliqué our flags and all of our flags are MADE IN CANADA! We can also print on different weights and kinds of material to keep your costs at a minimum while keeping your options completely open. Using nylon, polyester, paper or vinyl, we listen to your needs and help you to choose the right medium to make you look good!

We are Canada’’s custom flag manufacturer!

If you require a professional look, in any printed fabric or custom sewn durability, our product will exceed your expectation!

Our corporate philosophy is simple:

Quality, Service and Value for your Money.

Whether it’s a stock item, an international flag, a custom banner, a flag rental or an installation – we offer you the best choices to maximize your marketing dollar. We understand Canadian pride and the real meaning of ~

Just watch for our flag!

Bridget’s Bunnies

Bridget's Bunnies

Tuesday, October 15th has been declared Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

To mark this occasion, Bridget’s Bunnies and The City of Barrie will be raising a flag to remember all those babies we never held, the ones we held but didn’t take home, and the ones we took home but who didn’t stay.

Every bit of this flag was made in love. The design was created by Tyler La Fontaine. Together with his wife, Michelle, they work to remember their beautiful baby girl and boy, Elora and Joseph La Fontaine.

The flag itself was generously donated by Cecilia at The Flag Store.

Formenta Fiberglass Flagpoles

caledon pole (1)

Formenta Signature™ flagpoles  are the leaders in fibreglass flag poles and are known to be the world’s maker of the finest quality flagpoles.  In 1972, Olov Nyholm took his 26 years of flagpole making experience and began Formenta with one mission – to be the world’s maker of the finest quality flagpole.  Formenta, to this day combines the Swedish handcrafted tradition with state-of-the-art technology to produce each magnificent Formenta flagpole.  Formenta continues to fashion flagpoles using an exact blend of woven roving fiber and resign to add strength and durability to every Formenta flagpole.  Formenta’s elegant fiberglass flagpoles utilize SilentShaft™ technology to prevent noisy halyard clanging.  Formenta is recognized as the worlds’ only ISO registered maker of fiberglass flagpoles for its dedication to consistent product quality and commitment to environmental responsibility. A high and consistent quality standard for their products is of highest importance, to meet the demands from our customers.  Through close and active relations with our suppliers, we meet market needs and work for future product development.  All Formenta flagpoles are made from long lasting glass fiber reinforced polyester and their maintenance free material combines guaranteed strength and low weight with a brilliant, clean finish.

Formenta Signature™ Series is the benchmark line in our selection of fiberglass flagpoles.  All Formenta flagpoles are made from long lasting glass fiber reinforced polyester.  The maintenance free material combines guaranteed strength and low weight with a brilliant, clean finish.

We are the North American dealer for Formenta Flagpoles, give us a call!


Congratulations to Local Veteran Will Dwyer!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your companies support and use of the beautiful Canadian flag on Saturday August 24th. I cant say enough on how great Maureen at the Thornton store was at helping us. The We “Will” Walk was done to help local veteran Will Dwyer get to his Million Dollars in personal donations for the Terry Fox run. I am happy to report, that on Friday September 6th he reached this remarkable goal and is still going strong.
I have attached a few pictures of the event, featuring the flag.
Again from all of us that were part of this amazing event. Thank You!!
CFB Borden Fire Department

Its Always Great When We Can Help With A Last Minute Flag Request For a Great Organization!

youth haven

A 51-year-old Barrie woman with a heart condition has returned from Tanzania after climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the local charity Youth Haven, an organization that supports homeless kids.

“I’ve done tonnes of outdoor activities, and tonnes of times I pushed myself to my limits, but this was beyond anything I could’ve comprehended,” said Debra Bobechko.

“It’s not a mountain to be trifled with.”

Another Happy Customer!

customer review
Just wanted to say thanks.
The flagpole arrived and was packed well. The driver was helpful and there were no issues with the shipping, packing or delivery at all.
The installation was straight forward and it looks great
Thanks again.  It was great doing business with you

Are you trying to contact us by phone today?

Unfortunately today June 21st our phone lines are down.  We are hoping service will be restored soon!

Congratulations Toronto Raptors!


Look what we have…Get them while you can.

We Love to See Your Photos!


Thanks to a great, long time customer Paul for sending us a photo of his spectacular Formenta Flagpole at the cottage.  GO RAPTORS!

June Is Pride Month

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.

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