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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 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
Midtown
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+1 416-979-7799
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Reviewed yesterday

I finally got to the Bata Musem and found it very intersting. Nicely laid out and displayed. The exhibits change, so you can always see something new there. I understand their collection is quite extensive.

Thank tedb548
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent display of Inuit shoes and clothing demonstrating creativity and ingenuity as well as beauty. The jacket made of intestine was as light and flexible as modern high tech ones from MEC

Thank susantanner5
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went with my family and it was great. The museum is fairly small but they have a great collection of shoes from all over the world. I would highly recommend it for any fashionistas in your life.

Thank Sumaiya J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here in July of 2017 and i really enjoyed it!! There's so much interesting history from so many different cultures, the shoes here tell stories - from indigenous cultures to pop icons such as David Bowie and KISS. Definitely and must-see if you're...More

Thank sophia t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum displaying the history of shoes from the very first human attempts to create comfortable shoes to the modern extravagant pieces of art. And everything in-between. Also, it's a nice multi-level building with multiple exposition halls.

Thank Igor I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a male shoe wearer, it probably comes as a surprise that it was my idea to visit the shoe museum. I enjoyed most he historical aspects of the development of the shoe, but the rest of the exhibits were fashion related where I would...More

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the history in this museum because I'm fascinated by different cultures, time periods and fashion. Learned about the dangers of dyes, materials and labor during the 19th century. A morbid but awesome exhibit! This was a quick museum trip. I read everything...More

Thank dia_neata
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to study history. Loved the lay out and the exhibits. It is not a large museum, but they do a great job with what they have.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful experience for anyone the least interested in shoes and history. What fun way to spend a couple of hours! Check out the special exhibits!

Thank Cindee C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so very, very interesting. What a fantastic modern building housing a huge selection of shoes from early man right up to modern day. It was a real education reading about the history of footwear from all over the world...some primitive and some gorgeously...More

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mommika1
11 March 2018|
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Response from Grimsbybud | Reviewed this property |
Actually, The BAATA Shoe Museum is a privately developed and run entity and is not connected to any of the other museums and galleries in Toronto. However, as the previous commenters have said, the entry is VERY reasonable... More
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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.
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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.
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