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Feb 15th is Flag Day

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At  noon on February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. A year later on the same day the National Flag Day Of Canada was declared.

Celebrating its 58th anniversary this year, the national flag is a symbol that unites all Canadians and reflects the common values we hold so dear — equality, diversity and inclusion.

Who We Are!

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

Today, 58 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,  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!


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Good luck to our Canada Men’s World Junior team tonight!


Here is a quick history to those new to The World Junior Hockey Tournament . The first official tournament was held in 1977, although the first three tournaments from 1974 to 1976 were held unofficially. The tournament has been dominated by the teams from Canada and Russia,  accounting for 32 of the 46 overall gold medals awarded (through 2022).

Personalized Flags


Looking for a great gift idea?  Have a look at our personalized flags.



November 11th


In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
the torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

25ft Formenta Flag Pole in Beautiful Mulmar

We love receiving photos from our customers and seeing where our products live. 🏡 Herb sent us this great photo of his newly installed 25′ Formenta external halyard flagpole and flag, in Mulmar, ON. What a great job he did with the installation! It looks beautiful!
Although we don’t like to pick favourites, I think we would all agree that this Formenta fiberglass flagpole is our favourite 😊 They stand tall all around the world 🌏 We are proudly the North American distributor for the Formenta flagpole line. These quality flagpoles are manufactured in Sweden and are made to last for generations! Did I mention we also install? 🇨🇦🍁

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween!


Fun Fact….Did you know the world’s heaviest jack-o’-lantern weighed 2,350 pounds?


Back To School


It’s hard to believe the Labour Day long Weekend it already upon us.  As the kids get ready for Back to School we wonder where the summer went .

Here is a little history of this long weekend.  Labour Day, the first Monday in September, has been a statutory holiday in Canada since 1894.  Historically, workers marked the day with various activities. These included parades, speeches, games, amateur competitions and picnics. The holiday promoted working-class solidarity and belonging during a time of  industrialization. Since the Second World War, fewer and fewer people have participated in Labour Day activities. Regardless,  it remains a statutory holiday. Many Canadians now spend the Labour Day holiday relaxing and having family time and preparing for the return to school.




Made In Canada


Did you know that we proudly make our Canada Nylon Sewn Flag at our factory at 176 Saunders Rd in Barrie , Ontario Canada.  Proud to be Canadian!

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