Flag Notifications

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 Monday, November 28, 2022, in memory of Larry Newman, Service Worker, Facilities Management.

We are grateful for his 19 years of service to the institution.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 28th, 2022, at the Artful Dodger Pub, 10 Isabella St, Toronto, from 6pm-9pm. All are welcome to attend.




Please join us for the Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11th in the Meeting Place

In honour of Remembrance Day, all flags (Canada and U of T) will be flown at half-mast on Friday, November 11, 2019.

Please join us for our annual Remembrance Day service, featuring the UTSC Concert Band, Concert Choir & String Orchestra.

The Ceremony will take place at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022 in the Meeting Place.

For more information about the ceremony, please visit: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/principal/remembrance-day-2022




The University of Toronto flag will fly at half-mast on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, in memory of Michael Tait, Professor of English Literature and Canadian Drama, and Dr. Gudrun Edith Lisbeth Curri, former UTSC Registrar.

Read more about Michael Tait here.

Read more about Dr. Gudrun Edith Lisbeth Curri here.




National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

For the first time, the Every Child Matters flag has been raised on all three campuses as part of our university-wide recognition of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. All flags will be lowered to half mast on September 30th to acknowledge this important day.




U of T mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II, lowers flags to half-mast

The University of Toronto is mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, who visited the university on numerous occasions.

Flags on all three U of T campuses are being lowered to half-mast in memory of the Queen, who died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. They will remain at half-mast until the day of her state funeral.