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Bata Shoe Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bata Shoe Museum Admission
From US$ 10.69*
Bata Shoe Museum Admission
From US$ 10.69*
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
327 Bloor St W | (at St. George St.), Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W7, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-979-7799
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This has a history of the shoe business and is most fascinate\ting to visit Easily accessible by transit subway

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DrRonaldT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always wanted to go here, and to be able to see theManola Blahnik exhibit was special. I loved seeing the historical shoes. Not a huge museum, but nice. Even better was being able to go for free, as Bata has reciprocity with my local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Buffoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The permanent collection is surprisingly interesting. We also went to the Manolo Blahnik collection which was great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thow
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm writing this as a resident who finds Toronto an absolutely wonderful city to live in -- so much to experience, so many cultures to acquaint oneself with.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 1 week ago

history of shoes in a beautiful museum... something different with due respect to paintings and statues...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tr3636
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will give you a male point of view on this shoe museum. Most men imagine a huge gallery of shoe fashion, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, this traces many global cultural, ethnic, religious and geographic variations in foot wear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The initiative came from a member of a family who used to travel collecting shoes all over the world. The collection was reunited to make this interesting museun. If you have the time, it is worthy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tripvmcs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m obsessed with shoes and fashion so this was perfect for me. Learning how shoes defines every culture was fascinating. There is a public parking across the street and unfortunately I only put money for 2 hours but could have stayed for another hour. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cocot799
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with girlfriends primarily to see the Blahnik display which was eye candy for shoe lovers, with hand illustrations accompanying some of the creations. It is a small museum so you don’t need more than 90 mins to see the whole place. If you search...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mellieann
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Who knew looking at exotic shoes could be so much fun! The exhibits are fascinating! Manual Blahnik was on display the day we went! So many shoes! Such high heels! A great afternoon. Even the little girl in the group was fascinated by the sparkly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kj P
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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
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
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
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.