To honour both Canada Day 2015 and the semi-centennial anniversary of the Canadian flag, the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (DYBIA) is created a Living Flag at Yonge-Dundas Square on July 1st. WATCH THE FLAG FORMATION IN DUNDAS SQUARE HERE.

The iconic red and white maple leaf flag was formed by 500 members of the public kitted out in red and white shirts for the event.

“Canada Day this year celebrates not only our nation’s 148th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of Canada’s iconic maple leaf flag,” says DYBIA Executive Director Mark Garner.

The Living Flag was supported by DYBIA partners Winmar Property Restorations, who put together the huge Canadian flag template on the ground; and Cieslok Media, supported by providing one of their many digital capabilities – a live video stream in the square.

Toronto’s spirit of diversity and inclusion was highlighted on Yonge-Dundas Square with the Community Folk Art Council (CFAC) of Toronto’s Multi-cultural Canada Day festivities, which included world music performances, international arts and crafts and a global food market.


“We’re pleased to partner with the CFAC, Cieslok Media and Winmar in bringing Torontonians together and create a unique experience in celebrating Canada Day,” adds Garner.


Media Contact:

Mark Garner, Executive Director & CSO, Downtown Yonge BIA

P: 416-597-0255 Ext 225

The Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (DYBIA) is a catalyst for creating a vibrant urban experiences and events in the heart of downtown Toronto. Representing more than 2,000 businesses and property owners, as well as the broader community of residents, students and visitors, the DYBIA champions attractive public spaces, popular events, safety and cleanliness. It plays an active role both at street level and in boardrooms advocating for a thriving and diverse community of retailers, restaurants and services