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View Poll Results: Which "Ontario" tartan do you prefer?

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  • Ensign of Ontario (STA2032)

    3 18.75%
  • Ontario, Ensign of (STA3140)

    3 18.75%
  • Province of Ontario, Official (STA6627)

    4 25.00%
  • Ontario, Northern (STA956)

    0 0%
  • Northern Ontario (STA5524)

    2 12.50%
  • Essex County (STA1840)

    2 12.50%
  • Kincardine, City of (STA2590)

    0 0%
  • Ontario Centennial (STA2038)

    1 6.25%
  • the Green one (colour shifted version of STA3140)

    1 6.25%
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    Which "Ontario" tartan do you favour?

    For those of you who may or may not know, there are at least 4 registered "Ontario" tartans: 2 of which are both called "Ensign of Ontario" but have different thread counts and Scottish Tartan Authority registration numbers... Look them up!

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    So---what the hell!

    Can anyone answer me why there are two distinct tartans called Ensign of Ontario, and another two called Northern Ontario? What kinds of morons would allow that kind of nominal duplication? Does this imply that Ontarians are implicitly daft? Did nobody think to do a Name Search before titling a new sett? Ridiculous!!!

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    Do you have a source for picture of the tartans? That would be very helpful.

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    Here is a link to the Canadian Government's website showing official and "un-official" tartans.

    http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/pr...sc-cs/o6_e.cfm

    Looks like the official is STA 6627.

    My favorite is the Ensign Of Ontario however. That one can be seen here.

    http://www.district-tartans.com/ontario.htm

    THAT's one I want a kilt from. (STA 2142)

    All that being said if you look closely at the tartan maple leaf on the site at the top of this post you'll notice that the picture shown of Ontario tartan is really the Ensign and not the one listed as the "official" tartan.
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    I think these are correct:

    Ensign of Ontario (STA2032)

    Ontario, Ensign of (STA3140) & [?] the Green one (colour shifted version of STA3140)

    Province of Ontario, Official (STA6627)

    Ontario, Northern (STA956)

    Northern Ontario (STA5524)

    Essex County(STA1840)

    Kincardine, City of (STA2590)

    Ontario Centennial (STA2038)
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    I like the Saskatchewan...
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    Quote Originally Posted by McClef View Post
    I like the Saskatchewan...
    Saskatchewhat? Oh you mean Ontario hunting for when we're hiding in a field of wheat. Do I need to remind you of my recent and unjustifed period of incarceration there?

    Dee, I think you'll find that it is Ontario in the .gc.ca site.



    My vote is for this one. And welcome Fit2BKilted from Burlington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccga3359 View Post
    Saskatchewhat? Oh you mean Ontario hunting for when we're hiding in a field of wheat. Do I need to remind you of my recent and unjustifed period of incarceration there?
    I am sorry to bring back such painful memories Grant.

    Please share pictures of your escape gear tartan in due course.
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    Cymru, Yr Alban, Iwerddon, Cernyw, Ynys Manau a Lydaw am byth! Yng Nghiltiau Ynghyd!
    (Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Brittany forever - united in the Kilts!)[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

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    THAT's the tartan I called "The Green One"... I guess it's STA2142???

    Quote Originally Posted by ccga3359 View Post
    Dee, I think you'll find that it is Ontario in the .gc.ca site.



    My vote is for this one. And welcome Fit2BKilted from Burlington.
    This sett has the same proportions as STA3140, but different colours AFAICT. I'm quite fond of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fit2BKilted View Post
    This sett has the same proportions as STA3140, but different colours AFAICT. I'm quite fond of both.
    I love this tartan in these hues but have not had any luck in finding anyone who weaves it. I enquired w/ Frasier & Kirkbright but they were a bit baffled by all the Ontario tartans as well. They carry the "official" one.
    Dee

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