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Midland, Ontario (Canada)

Simcoe County

Last modified: 2017-05-12 by rob raeside
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[Midland Ontario] image by Peter Orenski, 19 November 2012
based on research and information provided by James Croft and Kevin Harrington

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The Municipality

The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands. Our culturally rich town has become the nerve center of North Simcoe for economic prosperity, envious lifestyle in idyllic surroundings and an abundance of recreational pursuits.

Midland has a population of over 16,000. It is the central location of the Southern Georgian Bay area and has a population of approximately 43,000 in a 15 mile radius. In summer months, the area population grows to over 100,000 due to over 8,000 cottages, resort hotels, provincial and national parks.

Description of the flag

The flag is blue, with a yellow cross, each arm ending with a yellow evergreen tree, in the centre a wheel, in the first and fourth quarters a ships wheel, and in the other two quarters a cog wheel.

The flag and arms of Midland were inscribed on 30 June 1993 on the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges, Vol. II, p. 243. The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on 6 November 1993, in Vol. 127, p. 3,406 of the Canada Gazette.

Azure on a mission cross nowy between first and fourth a ship's helmswheel and second and third a cogwheel all or a steam locomotive wheel azure.
Out of a mural coronet argent masoned azure a Huron hunter tempore 1640 proper paddling a canoe or on water azure.
On a grassy mound growing thereon six white pines (Pinus strobus) three each side and throughout geranium flowers proper rising above barry wavy argent and azure dexter a stag or attired and unguled azure gorged with a collar of maple leaves gules pendant therefrom a hurt charged with a garb or sinister a doe or unguled azure gorged with a collar of trillium flowers proper pendant therefrom a hurt charged with a circular sawmill blade or and upholding with the sinister foreleg a staff proper flying therefrom a banner of the arms of the town.
PERSEQUI QUALITATEM VITAE. This Latin phrase means "To pursue the quality of life".
A banner of the arms - Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges

Ivan Sache, 15 April 2017