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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: 12:00 PM - 5:00 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 2 days ago

Good comprehensive display and information on footwear. Shoes from different cultures, historical periods and geographical areas. Very interesting and highly recommended.

Thank Essendon52
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's worth it to pop in here and explore the exhibits; you can probably do the entire museum in under 2 hours. The Manolo exhibit is very very pretty.

Thank lizzyred
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely little museum, very well presented and informative. Only small, but well worth visiting for those who love shoes! The current exhibit about shoes and clothes made in the Arctic nations was of particular interest. I learned a lot about the history of shoes,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to visit to learn about history. There are shoes from different centuries with the history behind them explained. You can spend at least 2 hours here. A great place for a hot and humid or rainy day.

Thank travelswithdrea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm pretty utilitarian when it comes to shoes so this wasn't high on my list of sights. But it was recommended by friends so we came for a look. Who knew there was so much history to shoes? And the torture people would put their...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum a lot. If provided a really interesting view of human history through footware. We particularly enjoyed the Arctic Peoples section and learned a lot about the resourcefulness and traditions of these indigenous people. I've knocked one star off because the information...More

Thank Julie E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks 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 14 April 2018

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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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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anewphoneonoct052014
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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