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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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed the museum a lot. It has a great collection, with just about the right balance of images + text. Plus not too much, so it doesn't get tiring. It was a fun museum to see and we really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm not into shoes or fashion but for a sports-loving, married man, I really wnjoyed this.  We were here on June 16, 2018.  We live within 1 hour away and have always wanted to come here.  We learned only about 3-4% of the museums collection...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great way to spend a few hours in the city of Toronto, in the heart of Yorkville strip, with lots of shopping,

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such an interesting museum! Learned a lots about the different cultures and their styles of shoes! The museum itself is a beautiful structure. We saw the Manolo Blanak exhibit and it was amazing! Beautiful shoes, truly worth a visit!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Do not miss this museum. Shoes from different counties and centuries, so interesting. Wear comfy shoes (: as you'll walk there a lot.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited this museum on the day the Manolo Blanik exhibit started and though I saved that for the end of the end of the visit, I can safely say even without the Manolo exhibit this place is a must see. I enjoyed th relative...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely visit here if you get the chance. I am not a fashion-oriented person, but this place was fun to visit. I liked the historical exhibit best, but it was all enjoyable. There is everything from an exact replica of a 5,300 year-old shoe to...More

Thank Brenda T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all wear them!! Fascinating history of shoes. While I was there Manolo Blahnik had a wonderful exhibit. On display were the shoes he designed for the movie Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst. Beautiful. The workmanship was exquisite. Close to the subway and down the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our first stops on a three week tour of Canada . It was a fascinating little museum dedicated to shoes - the exhibits were wonderful and traced shoes through the ages. The different designs over time were displayed brilliantly and it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely arranged across three floors, including the history of shoes and a couple of special exhibitions (Manolo Blahnik, modern shoes)

Thank Jakub M
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mommika1
March 10, 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
November 25, 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
September 11, 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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