Civic Flag for Kingston, Ontario
The Kingston flag features a Martello tower with three antique gold crowns in the upper fly over blue and white waves on a red field. The Martello tower is a unique feature of Kingston’s waterfront. It symbolizes strength and firmness of resolve and represents Kingston’s extensive military history. The three golden antique Crowns represent the three partner municipalities (the former Township of Kingston, the former City of Kingston and the former Township of Pittsburgh) which amalgamated in 1998 to form the new City of Kingston. The blue and white waves represent the confluence of three bodies of water in Kingston, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Cataraqui River/Rideau Canal system. The red field represents one of the two national colours of Canada.