Great Canadian Flag Lowered

The Great Canadian Flag located on Windsor’s riverfront at the foot of Ouellette Avenue has been taken down for the winter.

Lowering and raising the flag to protect against damage from heavy winds requires a crew of three and a lift truck, so with winter weather soon to be here the Great Canadian Flag has been lowered for the season.

As per regular practice, a smaller flag will be flown in its place until better weather returns in the spring, but there will be a slight delay in raising the smaller flag to allow crews to do maintenance work on the internal mechanism of the flagpole. It’s expected the smaller flag will be flying again before the end of December.

Flag Details:

  • Flagpole height above ground: 45.7 metres (150 feet)
  • Size of flag: 18.24 metres wide by 9.12 metres high (60 feet by 30 feet)
  • Weight of flag: approximately 45 kilograms (100 pounds)

To learn more, see our The Great Canadian Flag Project at Dieppe article or visit the community-led fundraising website.

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