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Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)

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[Mississauga, Ontario] image located by Vanja Poposki, 8 August 2012


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Description of the flag

The flag of Mississauga can be seen on these photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43172810@N00/296393612/
http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=18d630da-bf2f-4908-99a5-8d763cc5d721
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/uploads/RTEmagicC_DSC_0072.JPG.jpg

Description of the crest on flag:
"The City crest is used on stationery from the Mayor and Councillors. Printed in blue and orange, the crest is symbolic of the industries and development that have prospered in Mississauga.

The Crest depicts the "story of Mississauga" through its various illustrations. The water wheel and lighthouse represent the communities of Streetsville and Port Credit which joined with Mississauga to form our current City. The wheat reminds us of our agricultural roots. The wings represent the aviation industry, and the gear represents Mississauga's industry. The laurel leaves depicted under the shield represent honour and distinction."

Source:
http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/mayor;jsessionid=B0C0IJEMT5JPRTRPH3XD5XWOF25W4PW0?paf_gear_id=9700018&itemId=7100064

The city also has a civic mark and coat of arms:
http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/mayor;jsessionid=B0C0IJEMT5JPRTRPH3XD5XWOF25W4PW0?paf_gear_id=9700018&itemId=7100066
http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/mayor;jsessionid=B0C0IJEMT5JPRTRPH3XD5XWOF25W4PW0?paf_gear_id=9700018&itemId=7100065

More about the city on Wikipedia and official site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississauga
http://www.mississauga.ca/
Aleksandar Nemet, 2 September 2009

Mississauga’s flag, adopted in 1974, is a slightly altered version of the former flag of the Town of Mississauga. It has proportions of 1:2 (3:5 in usage) and a medium blue field. In the centre is a simple shield, three-eighths the height of the flag, with a horizontal top and vertical sides, curving to a pointed “U” shape. It is divided into four panels, the upper and lower ones forming elongated semicircles almost touching in the centre. The upper panel is medium blue with outspread aviator wings over a vertical stalk of wheat, all in white with black details. The lower panel is orange with a large cogwheel in white, bordered in black, with a small central hole through which can be seen the stem of the wheat stalk running to the base of the shield. In the left panel is a water wheel in three-quarters profile in white with black details; in the right panel is a lighthouse in black with a white window and door. Above the shield arches CITY OF MISSISSAUGA in white sans-serif letters, its width about half the length of the flag. Below the shield are crossed laurel leaves and below them curves INCORPORATED 1974, in smaller letters, all in white. Blue and orange are the city’s official colours. The water wheel and lighthouse gear represents industry. The laurel leaves under the shield symbolize honour and distinction. The city has used different versions of this flag. Al Bauldry, former head draftsman for the City of Mississauga, designed the first Mississauga shield in 1964, which was placed in a white disc on the flag by the city council in 1968. When Mississauga changed its status from town to city in 1974, the council made minor changes to the original shield and thus to the flag for the new city.
John M. Purcell, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


Logo Flag

[Mississauga logo flag] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

Mississauga also uses a logo flag in 3:5 proportions, placing a blue image nearly the full height of the flag on a white field, with MISSISSAUGA above it in blue sans-serif letters. The image is a right-tilting parallelogram with a curved base. On it in white is a stylized depiction of the 1987 postmodern Mississauga Civic Centre with its prominent clock tower, under which is a curved white line paralleling the base, likely representing Lake Ontario.
John M. Purcell, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011