The City of Mississauga's official city flag features the City Crest on a blue background. Printed in blue and orange as the official city colours, the Crest is also used on stationary from the Office of the Mayor and Councillors.
Various illustrations of the flag's Crest tell the story of Mississauga. The water wheel and lighthouse represent the communities of Streetsville and Port Credit, which joined with Mississauga in 1974 to form the current City of Mississauga. The wheat is a reminder of Mississauga's agricultural roots, the wings represent the aviation industry, and the cogwheel represents Mississauga's industry. The laurel leaves depicted under the shield represent honour and distinction.
The flag’s Crest was designed in 1964 by Al Bauldry, a former head draftsman for the City of Mississauga. But the flag was unofficial and had limited use from 1964 to 1967. In 1968, General Committee and Council decided to adopt a flag using the Crest as the official flag design. When Mississauga officially became a city in 1974, the Crest underwent minor changes to include the municipality name and incorporation date.
Along with the Crest, the City of Mississauga also has a Coat of Arms. The image on the Coat of Arms symbolizes the past, present and future of Mississauga. This ceremonious symbol is used only for special purposes.
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