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Blog Information, fun facts and stories from The Flag Store!

GO Canada GO!

I love watching Curling ! It is full of warm memories of the Thornton Wooden Arena, where our Flag Store Founder Gordon Burke, was the Arena Manager. Many late nights for us kids growing up, was organizing the Curling stones for the next day and lots of thick hot chocolate to drink. Way to go Canada…it’s another GOLD at the Olympics!

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Olympic Games Flag

As we approach the Winter 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea next month, The Flag Store is asked at times to provide an Olympic flag for business or personal use. We are not able to produce or fly this Logo flag, as it is the Property & Logo that belongs to the IOC only.

The Olympic Games unifies the whole world and the International Olympic Committee demands that this famous symbol is one of the strongest trademarks ( even stronger than Coca-Cola, McDonalds or Apple.) in the world.

All rights are owned by the Olympic Committee and severe penalties of millions of dollars and a possible ten-year jail term are enforced.

This logo represents all of the main flag colours of the world in its’ rings and of strength as a world and the together in sports spirit is unified. Go Teams and enjoy the Games as we cheer you on!

Go Canada Go

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Proud to be supporting our local athletes like Lenny Valjas in Pyeong Chang 2018.

Flag Day

The National flag of Canada was inaugurated on February 15, 1965. The anniversary of this date is officially called the “National Flag of Canada Day”, which is often shortened to “Flag Day”.

Who Are We

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.

In 1965 any individual could walk into our store and ask,
“ “Can you put this on a flag?””
…and our response was almost always -– yes!

Today, 46 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!

Congratulations To Our Flag Bearers for Pyeong Chang 2018

Look for us at The Toronto Spring Cottage Show

It is a unusual place for The Flag Store to be in this week, as we have decided not to go to the Toronto Boat show this year with a booth. Although we will terribly miss our customers ( that we consider good friends and recognize from year to year, even remembering your boat ). We found that as in many business’s today, our Online Sales and website has also expanded. Ten days for this show was a long and many times very cold experience ( including booth set-up and take down) and it was decided to pull out of the show. We will still be at the Toronto Spring Cottage Show March 22-25th at the International Centre on Dixon Rd. See you there and please, call us if you want a flag 1-800-375-7271. Mention that you read this post and your shipping is half price ( so $7.00). Our website online sales , in order to shop online is . You will always be able to get our Handsewn and Appliqued flags there, stitched in 200 Denier Heavy duty nylon with four rows of stitching, made right in Barrie. Drop into our Thornton store too, open 7 days a week 9-5pm. Thanks so much!

Toronto Maple Leafs Flag New Logo

We now have The Toronto Maple Leafs New Logo flag instock!  3’x5′-$49.95


With the holidays fast approaching make sure you check out our new “Holiday Gift  Section” on our online shopping.  So easy and we can ship it too you!

Shop Online or Order by Phone! 1-800-375-7271

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