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Curb Side Service Banner

Are you looking for a way to let people know you are open for Curb Side Business? We are offering quick turnaround time on this 2’x5’ personalized banner for $85.00.

The Flag Store is open for Curb Side business at our Thornton retail store.  Call 705 458-2409 to place your order for curbside pickup!

Daylight Savings Time

Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour before you go to bed Saturday to adjust to Daylight Savings Time, which officially starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8th

P.S. – This is also a good time to remember to check your smoke detector and change the batteries.

Feb 15th Is National Flag Day Of Canada

At  noon on February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. On the same day in 1996,National Flag Day Of Canada was declared.

Celebrating its 55th 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.

Today is Bell Let’s talk Day!

Made In Canada

Did you know that our Canada Nylon Sewn Flags are made in Barrie, Ont?

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2020 and every day.

It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.


Giving, the key to success, fulfillment, prosperity and a life of prosperity. …

Who We Are!

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

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.


It looks like its going to be a wet night for the trick or treats but have a great one regardless!  Our new 3’x5′ Halloween flag has been a big seller this year at only $49.95.  Get one while you can!

3’x5′ Pumpkin Flag

Formenta Fiberglass Flagpoles

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!


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