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Vaughan, Ontario (Canada)

York Regional Municipality

Last modified: 2018-07-06 by rob raeside
Keywords: vaughan | ontario | stripes: blue (4) | maple leaf |
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city flag
[Vaughan, Ontario flag] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

city crest
[Vaughan, Ontario crest] contributed by Garry M. Borgacci, 12 October 2005
Source: Vaughan website


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Description of the flag

Vaughan’s flag, adopted 2 May 1988, is here reconstructed from a website photograph. It has proportions of 1:2 and a white field. In the centre is a red Canadian maple leaf, just over one-half the height of the flag. A “V” shape, formed from four blue rays, overlays the maple leaf and runs to the top edge of the flag from its base at the centre of the flag. The three spaces between the rays appear wider than the rays. The four stripes represent the communities which constitute Vaughan: Kleinburg, Maple, Thornhill, and Woodbridge. The maple leaf is for Canada and the “V” is for “Vaughan”. Michael Vite, a 15-year-old Vaughan student, submitted the winning design in a contest organized by the city’s Industrial Advisory Board.
John M. Purcell, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

A picture of the flag is seen at https://www.vaughan.ca/news/Thumbnails/2014%20Thumbs/Flag%20raisingweb.jpg, source: https://www.vaughan.ca/news/Pages/Red-Cross-Flag-Raising-at-City-Hall-.aspx, first from top to bottom, from the city's official website.

And here's an additional picture of the flag: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/316/31585239175_a9325a1ebf_b.jpg (source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiless/31585239175)

The city was settled in 1792, incorporated as a township in 1850. In 1971, the new regional government of York Region was established, acquiring policing and welfare services from the communities it served; simultaneously, the township merged with the Village of Woodbridge to form the Town of Vaughan. In 1991, it officially changed its legal status to City of Vaughan.

For additional information go to Vaughan (official website): https://www.vaughan.ca/
Esteban Rivera, 2 January 2018

 


 
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