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Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
+1 416-979-7799
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The Bata Shoe Museum: For Every Shoe There's a Story The Bata Shoe Museum is home to the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects. The mission of the BSM is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking, the Museum illustrates the living habits, the culture and the customs of people from every corner of the world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
+1 416-979-7799
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Reviewed yesterday

We had ben promising ourselves a trip tho the BATA Shoe Museum since it opened and, finally, made it on one of the Coldest Days of the year. It was well worth it. The displays and historical information are well worth the time. We learned...More

Thank Grimsbybud
Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection is extensive. I really enjoyed the many exhibits but at some of them could have been more informational. For example, how long did it take Native women to sew the beautiful boots, pants and coats they made by hand. I was with a...More

Thank Peg4157
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was pleasantly surprised to find the exhibits very interesting. Thought would be boring. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank NasusY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, I am not really big on shoes, and so a shoe museum doesn't immediately appeal to me. That being said, uniquely themed museums do have a way of standing out, and the Bata Shoe Museum is memorable for that reason. A great and...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now that I have your attention, this BTM (Bata Shoe museum) is a must see and only blocks away from ROM (Royal Ontario museum), with a great espresso cafe in between. Seeing shoes with gold, as well as shoes from different historical periods combined with...More

Thank Herb E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique Museum. It takes you through history of shoes. Very interesting seeing material that they used and shape of it. I think women will be more into it but any age will appreciate exhibition.

Thank Vera C
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Small exhibitions with interesting and curious items. For those with only fleeting interest in the collections, a quick scan is possible. Be prepared to be captivated by the objects here - footwear, of course, and related materials. Didactic informations are contemporary, and thoughtful.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Of ALL things . . . . a Museum for shoes. They do cover the entire gambit of the shoe world including many aspects from the advent of shoes to the outlandish (Elton John, KISS (the rock group)). Very intriguing to say the least. Something...More

Thank C D M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

From shoes worn by famous Canadiens, to shoes worn by indigenous peoples, to shoes worn in previous centuries, it's all good. My favorites were the French walnut-crushing shoes. See picture.

Thank abecedarius
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This small museum was created by a passionate shoe collector. Shoes and boots are shown dating back six thousand years. I particularly enjoyed the boots from the Siberia and the Arctic which are made from Reindeer skin which had been beautifully embroiled. At the other...More

Thank Jacqueline H
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Kat S
25 November 2017|
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Response from Sharben | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t have thought so, in case you spill it on the exhibits.
12 September 2017|
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Response from tp0ps | Reviewed this property |
No you can't and the gift shop is very disappointing. The museum is fascinating.
22 March 2017|
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Response from June S | Reviewed this property |
$14 Adult $8 Students $5 children 5-17