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Proposal for Flag of Toronto (2000) (Canada)

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Council committee picks Toronto's 25-year-old design

By Bruce DeMara
Toronto Star City Hall Bureau

What's old is new again.

After two failed attempts to adopt a new flag for the unified Toronto, city council's administration committee has chosen the flag of the former city of Toronto as the preferred design.

The flag - a blue background, a stylized white T symbolizing the two towers of Toronto City Hall and a red maple leaf - still has to be approved by city council.

In the process, councilors rejected the preferred design recommended by city staff along with a slew of others offered by graphic designers employed by the city.

That was welcome news to Rene De Santis, the winner of the former city's flag competition 25 years ago.

``I'm very happy. Twenty-five later . . . it still stands up and it's a classic design,'' said De Santis, who won the city-wide competition as a 21-year-old George Brown College student.

contributed by Phil Nelson, July 2000