What's On 2021

Fall 2021 Series

Fall 2021 Series

We are so excited to launch the Fall 2021 edition of our Salon Series!

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This trio of prototypes was made by the famous French brand Herault for their slightly lower-cost line Preciosa. In addition to being colourful, each model has interesting detailing. It is not known if these prototypes made it into production but they certainly were in keeping with the fashions of the moment. #FashionFriday ...

We are so excited to launch the Fall 2021 edition of our Salon Series! This time, we’re inspired by our upcoming exhibition "All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations" and our first guest is Tonya Ruiz (@grandmagetsreal), creator of the viral sensation Quarantine Barbies. Tonya will sit down for a virtual conversation with our director and senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack, so get your questions ready. An exclusive peek at our newest exhibition included! RSVP to save your seat. Link in bio. ...

Join us TOMORROW for #AskACurator Day on our Instagram and TikTok LIVE! On September 15 from 2-3pm EST, go inside the vault, virtually, to see our collection. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience. ...

These tall boots are made of a mix of colourful materials including leather, felt and vegetable fibre. They were purchased by Sonja Bata, founder of the Bata Shoe Museum, during a trip to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1976. ...

Haven't had a chance to visit Toronto's favourite shoebox? 👠 Discover 4,500 years worth of footwear history by attending our next virtual tour of "All About Shoes" on September 19 at 11am EST ~ RSVP by visiting our website. #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome ...

Have you visited Toronto's favourite shoebox yet? Here are some things you might not know that we offer:

✨FREE admission to Indigenous visitors, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis
✨FREE admission every Sunday
✨FREE admission for support workers accompanying visitors
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Are you joining us (virtually) inside our vault? We are so excited for this year's #AskACurator Day where you'll get your chance to see where we store all of our extraordinary artefacts and ask our curators anything your heart desires. Exclusively on Instagram and TikTok LIVE. ...

These brocaded silk shoes feature stiletto heels which were hugely popular in women’s fashion during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Designed by Parisian footwear brand René Mancini, this pair was handmade for Sirikit, the Queen Mother of Thailand. ...

We spy with our little eye some amazing Dior footwear from our collection that are on view at the @museemccord! 👠 These shoes will be on display until September 26, 2021 ~ they can be seen in the "Dior: 1947 to 1957" exhibition. ...

Never Have I Ever....gone inside the vault of the Bata Shoe Museum! On September 15 from 2-3pm EST, we will be having an Instagram and TikTok LIVE where you'll get the opportunity to see inside our vault and ask our curators anything you'd like for #AskACurator Day 2021! This one-of-a-kind experience is something you don't want to miss. Want to see anything in particular? Let us know in the comments ⬇️ #NeverHaveIEverTO @destination_toronto ...

Here's your behind-the-scenes look at what it's like photographing our artefacts! Our latest blog post talks about our two new interns, Catharine and Christine who joined the BSM team as part of the Young Canada Works Project 📸 ...

Loafers are a mainstay in fashion and have remained a stylish and classic choice for decades. This pair is made of multi-coloured snakeskin and was designed by Hélène Arpels, a French model-turned-fashion designer. French/American, c. 1970-2000s. ...