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Community Flag Raisings

The Region of Durham has two flagpoles upon which flags from community groups located in Durham Region may be flown. The flagpoles are located at Durham Regional Headquarters, in the traffic circle at 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby.

Flag Display

Community Flags at Regional HQ

Requests for flag raisings at Durham Regional Headquarters are to recognize the efforts and commitments of charitable or non-profit organizations that build up and enhance our community. Flags will be flown in accordance with a declaration from the Region of Durham, endorsing support.

Requests for flag raisings may not be approved for the following:

  • Commercial, religious or political flags
  • From groups whose activities or philosophy are contrary to those of the Region of Durham

Flag raising ceremonies will be held Monday - Friday, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Flags will be flown for the duration of an event, or for a period of time of no more than 7 days.

Should more than two organizations seek to have their flags flown for the same date, whichever organization's application was received first shall have their flag flown, provided it meets the criteria for acceptability.

Please click here to complete and submit your on-line application, at least 30 days prior to the flag raising/display. Applications must be made on an annual basis.

Flag Details

Community flag poles can accommodate two flag sizes - 3 ft. x 6 ft. or 4.5 ft. x 9 ft.

Flags should be delivered to the Office of the Regional Chair. If possible, please provide two flags, in the event that one of them is torn. The Region of Durham accepts no responsibility for the safekeeping or good condition of a community flag.

For more information, please contact by e-mail: Lorraine.Dunn@Durham.ca, by telephone: 905-668-7711, ext. 2103, or in-person: 605 Rossland Rd. E., 5th Floor, Whitby, ON.

Personal information contained in the Application for Flag Display / Raising is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is collected to administer the display of community flags. Any questions related to the collection of this information should be directed to the Regional Clerk, Legislative Services, 605 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby, ON L1N 6A3, 905-668-7711.