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LOOK: Flags for Toronto's Main Streets
Brendan Hennessey has made flags for Spadina, Roncesvalles, College, Christie and more

Bay St. Flag. Image via bphennessy.com 

Last year, Brendan Hennessey began designing flags for Toronto’s main streets as a way to explore his adopted city. The Ottawa native and flag enthusiast decided to take his passion and use it to create distinct shapes and colours to represent the historical, geographical and cultural make-up of Toronto’s main thoroughfares. To date, Hennessey has created 22 flags, 13 of which were revealed in winter’s issue of Spacing Magazine.

Notable flags include Bay Street, composed of a green clover to represent the Clover Hill resident of Upper Canada’s Chief Justice John Elmsley and blue waves for Toronto’s Harbour.

Ossington Ave. Flag. Image via bphennessy.com 

Hennessey chose white and burgundy based on the colours of the Ossington subway station. The star is for the Denison family, after whom the street is named. 

Queen St.Flag. Image via bphennessy.com 

Queen Street’s flag includes St. Edward’s gold crown atop the colour blue to represent the lake at Humber Bay and the Beaches. The gold and green denote the popularity and businessness of the street’s downtown strip and the many parks along it’s entire route. 

High Park Blvd. Flag. Image via bphennessy.com 

Meanwhile, the flag for High Park Boulevard is very simple, a green background stands for the park itself, where as a pink circle denotes serenity and the park’s cherry blossoms (which, coincidentally, are due to bloom any day now).

See the original set of 13 flags from Spacing’s Winter issue here, and the new flags on Hennessey’s website.

[via Toronto Star and Spacing Magazine]


Eva Voinigescu is an intern at Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter @EvaVoinigescu.

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