Flag Raisings

The Township of Springwater flies the Canadian flag, the flag of Ontario and the Township of Springwater flag. On occasion, the Township raises other flags to enhance public awareness of events such as national or independence days, multicultural  celebrations and historical commemorations. 

Upon request, the Mayors Office may authorize the flying of “other” flags in recognition of activities or events that benefit or enrich the Township of Springwater. The community flagpole is located only at the Administration Centre located at 2231 Nursery Rd, Minesing. 

Requests must meet at least one of the criteria, as outlined in the Flag Raising Policy
  • The requesting body is a registered charity or not-for-profit organization, including arts, athletic and cultural celebrations to help increase public awareness of their programs and activities.  
  • The request can demonstrate that the cause is of benefit to and/or supports the residents of the Township of Springwater and/or relates to an important event taking place in the Township/County of Simcoe.
  • The Proclamation promotes the initiatives or interests of the Township, County of Simcoe, Provincial and Federal levels of Government. 
Flag raising requests will not be considered for the following:
  • Requests containing commercial, ideological or religious beliefs, political overtones or individual opinions.
  • Requests related to a cause which is discriminatory.
  • Requests where the intent is contrary to Township policies or by-laws.
  • Requests attempting to influence government policy or intended for profit-making purposes.

Request must be submitted a minimum of 2 months before the requested date for the flag raising. 

If a request does not meet the criteria, the applicant will be notified and provided with an explanation.

For further details please view the Flag Raising Policy.

Flag raising requests may be sent in writing to:

or mailed to:

Township of Springwater
Attn: Clerk's Department - Flag Raising Request
2231 Nursery Road
Minesing, ON L9X 1A8