It’s World Origami Day at the BSM! Try your hand at making an origami shoe – appropriate for all ages and skill levels.
Free with admission
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The Bata Shoe Museum is located at 327 Bloor Street West, at the southwest corner of Bloor Street West and St. George.
From the St. George subway station (on both the Bloor-Danforth and the Yonge-University lines), exit onto St. George Street. Turn left (walk south) for about 30 seconds and you’ll be at the northeast corner of Bloor Street West and St. George Street. From there, cross the road twice to reach the southwest corner of the intersection, and you’re at the Museum!
From Highway 401
Take the Avenue Road exit and go south to Bloor Street. Turn right onto Bloor Street and continue west to St. George Street. OR take the Bathurst Street exit and go south to Bloor Street. Turn left onto Bloor Street and continue east to St. George Street.
From the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)
Get onto the Gardiner Expressway and exit at Spadina Avenue. Proceed north on Spadina to Bloor Street. Then turn right onto Bloor Street and go east on Bloor to St. George Street.
Street parking and paid parking lots within walking distance of the Museum may be available. Possibilities include:
The Toronto Parking Authority’s Carpark 58, the Bloor-Bedford Garage: 9 Bedford Road, north of Bloor Street West and two blocks east of the Museum.
The Toronto Parking Authority’s Carpark 205: 465 Huron Street, north of Bloor Street West and one block west of the Museum
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Please contact us by filling out the form below or by phone at 416-979-7799.
Please note: Due to the overwhelming number of requests and inquiries we receive, particularly relating to curatorial inquiries, identifying or providing information on shoes from personal collections, or requests for donations, we are not able to respond to every one. If we are able to assist you with your inquiry someone will respond to you as soon as possible. Please note that due to the small size of our staff we are not able to assist with research or information requests relating to artifacts not in our collection.
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Please note: In adherence to standard museum practices, the Bata Shoe Museum does not provide financial appraisals or evaluations, or assist with the sale of personal property.
Thank you for your interest in the Bata Shoe Museum.