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Bata Shoe Museum

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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...more
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327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-979-7799
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bata shoe museum offers 3 different event displays for changing exhibits through the year. It has many permanent displays which are outstanding and "All About Shoes" which teaches us about foot ware through four and half millennia of shoes from construction, fabric, uses and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank di29di
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much more to see than I expected. The displays are wonderful, however the descriptions are are at knee level and hard to read. We enjoyed it anyway and are glad we went.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John430399
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like shoes then this is the place to go!!! It was kind of boring after the first visit but its fun in the basement to try on the shoes!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 855kimagic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well researched historically...makes you think that we have pretty dull footwear compared to shoes made in some places, by people of the past. Incredible shoes of style, material, colour, form, pomp and ceremony. All displayed so aesthetically. You learn so much that it awakens your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PollyC567
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the extensive museum is located on St. George street on the corner of the University of Toronto campus. It's named after one of the founders of the famous Bata shoe company, founded by a refugee who escaped with his family from war torn Eastern Europe....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank odan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited late in the day on the "Door's Open Toronto" day. Unfortunately I didn't see everything as it was closing. I plan to go back and see more. It's a really interesting place to see history and culture displayed and described through shoes!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LauraaF22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cool place to learn about the history of shoes throughout the centuries! It's very educational and has many interesting exhibits. You can see anything from heels worn back in the 1800s to ballerinas to Drake's Air Jordans. The location is easy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maryamkubba
Reviewed 8 January 2019

The Bata Museum is a small gem located near Yorkville, downtown Toronto. If you have only a short timeframe and love shoes, then this is the museum for you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 7 January 2019

I took my girlfriend to the Musuem - it was truly quite underwhelming. The architecture of the building itself was the best part of the experience. The historical information was truly irrelevant - i believe for most young adults/teenagers who are not imbedded within the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zachary R
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We parked across the street in an underground lot for $10. the four floors amazed and delighted us with their variety and evidence of spectacular workmanship.

Date of experience: December 2018
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for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Alex H
16 November 2018|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. they do have guided tours for adults and seniors. Please bear in mind that you will need at least ten visitors to qualify for the guided tour. If you need detailed info, please google "beta shoe museum guided tour... More
10 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
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.