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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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327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
+1 416-979-7799
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Reviewed today

Like most men, this was not high on my list of visitor attractions, but after going to the horse racing and a baseball match, how could I refuse ? When you have a low expectation of a museum it often proves to be a very...More

Thank theob27
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great experience to see the history of mankind by the shoes they wore. Loved the special exhibits and evolution of style meets function.

Thank bealight
Reviewed 5 days ago

You don't have to be a shoe fashionista to enjoy this specialized collection. The self-guided tour begins with a history of shoes with fascinating examples from centuries past. The evolution of footwear is interesting in itself, but there's more: the evolution of footwear fashion is...More

Thank j9mitchell
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great archive, beautifully presented. The exhibitions are also a must see. If you're a designer, it's an amazing place to get inspiration from.

Thank Alberto C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learning about people through fashion and utilitarian footware was fascinating. The history and origins of what we have put our feet through is absolutely telling about us as a society. So much sexism and politics throughout history in foot fashion. Pictures attached also show additional...More

Thank MyAbundance
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went, expecting to see a wide variety of shoes, but it was much more. In fact, a history of foot ware, along with a wide variety of shoes. We loved all of the rooms, but particularly liked the 'northern' display that...More

Thank tor46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place with many fascinating facts about the development of shoes through out history and around the world. Love the collection from celebrities like Elton John and John Lennon as well as Inuit fish skin shoes.

Thank UNGlobeTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the midst of all the art, film, food etc, Toronto has to offer, the Bata Shoe Museum is a delightful gem. The shoe box shaped building houses a historical collection of shoes through time. Not just the trendy and beautiful, which are there as...More

Thank MooseLover08
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a nice place to visit. You can find the history of shoes .Different styles of shoes for men and women from very preliminary to those wearing by famous guys have been displayed there. believe me, you wont be disappointed to visit this...More

Thank pinkpearl2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the architecture of the building and I like to go back in history and put myself in shoes of people who live hundreds of years before me. You don't need a guide as everything is explained well. It is a small museum and...More

Thank Zohreh S
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Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and
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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.
22 March 2017|
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Response from June S | Reviewed this property |
$14 Adult $8 Students $5 children 5-17
10 August 2016|
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Response from AntiqueNuts | Reviewed this property |
1-1 1/2 hours