The Office of Ceremonies & Events is responsible for all aspects of the use of and the lowering of the Canadian and University flags on campus as required.
About the Lowering of the Flag
The University of Toronto Scarborough has three main flags in three locations on campus.
The Canadian flag is located atop of the science wing (SW), and is subject to specific protocol as dictated by the Canadian Government (Canadian Heritage).
The University of Toronto flags are situated in front of the Arts & Administration Building (AA), and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, and are subject to university protocol. On special occasions, the University of Toronto flag is replaced with other flags such as the Pride and Trans flags.
The Ceremonies Office arranges for the lowering of the flag for events such as the passing of a member of the campus community and occasions of national significance.
Effective April 23rd, 2020, all flag lowering announcements will be posted here. Notices will no longer be sent to campus via email.
The University of Toronto flag will fly at half-mast on March 10, 2023, in memory of Professor Catharine Pickett, Department of Biological Sciences.
The University of Toronto flag will fly at half-mast on Friday, March 10, 2023, in memory of Professor Catharine Pickett, who passed away on February, 12, 2023. Professor Pickett taught Biology for 40 years at the UTSC, and played an important role in the department and the campus.
She will be missed by her many colleagues and friends from across the campus and University.
The University of Toronto flag will fly at half-mast on February 24, 2023, in memory of Professor Michael Goldstein, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
The University of Toronto flag will fly at half-mast, in memory of Professor Michael Goldstein, who passed away in December 2022. Professor Goldstein joined the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences in 2000. His research was recognized with a Simons Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He will be fondly remembered for his kind and humble demeanor by his friends and colleagues in CMS and across the University.
All flags will fly at half-mast on February 14, 2023, in memory of Hazel McCallion, CM., OOnt., 3rd Mayor of the City of Mississauga.
Today flags across our campuses will fly at half-mast in memory of Hazel McCallion, 3rd Mayor of the City of Mississauga who passed away on January 29, 2023.
All flags will fly at half-mast until Monday, January 30, 2023, in memory of David Onley, former lieutenant-governor and UofT alumnus
Today flags across our campuses will fly at half-mast until Monday, January 30 in memory of David Onley, a passionate advocate for disability rights and accessibility whose close relationship with the university spanned decades. Onley was an alumnus of U of T Scarborough where he was a senior lecturer in its political science department, and also served as lieutenant governor of Ontario from 2007 to 2014 following a distinguished career as a broadcaster.
All flags (Canada, Ontario, U of T) will be flown at half-mast on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, U of T will join communities across Canada for the National Day of Remembrance and Action for Violence Against Women (NDRAVAW) to honour the lives of the 14 women killed in a devastating act of misogyny at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 1989. All faculty, staff, students, and librarians are invited to join in-person or virtually for this tri-campus event.
In honour of the occasion, all flags (Canada, Ontario, U of T) will be flown at half-mast.