Download our colouring sheets inspired by our circumpolar collection for National Indigenous History Month.
We've refreshed our blog with new articles, interviews and more! Tell us what you think!
Join our staff each week for a new and interesting story.
Join interdisciplinary artist Justine Woods for this step by step series.
Check out our YouTube Series - Unboxing The BSM
Check out these feature shoes from the hands-on collection.
We often lends artefacts to other museums for their exhibitions. Recently, one of our borrowers had such a successful exhibition that the exhibition went on tour, and our artefacts went along for the ride. Learn more about when our artefacts travelled the world as part of the "Dior: 1947 to 1957" exhibition on our blog, Step into the BSM!
Check out our new colouring sheets on our website inspired by our "Behind the Scenes" gallery ~ https://batashoemuseum.ca/bsm-colouring/ #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome
Famed Japanese shoe designer Tokio Kumagai created these whimsical suede flats. Called the Grape-vine shoes, they were part of his Spring/Summer 1987 collection....
Have you signed up for @passthebatoncanada, running July 27 - August 3? Celebrating the 25th anniversary of @theofficialdonovanbailey’s historic double gold victories at the Atlanta Games in 1996, this week-long fun event supports youth charities across Canada. To inspire you, come check out Bailey’s shoes in our “Behind the Scenes” gallery, now on view!...
Toronto's favourite shoebox is now OPEN and we can't wait to see everyone (and their shoes 😉). And have you heard? Every Sunday is FREE ADMISSION day at the BSM! 👀 Visit our website for more information #linkinbio...
WE’RE OPEN!! We are thrilled to welcome everyone back to the museum. Put on your fancy footwear and take a trip to Toronto’s favourite shoebox. For more info on how to book tickets, visit our website. #linkinbio...
T-Minus 1 day until we reopen doors! We hope our Friends annual pass holders and volunteers enjoy their exclusive access today. Reminder to check out our FAQ section for updated hours and COVID guidelines to prepare for your visit. We are so excited to see you soon! #linkinbio...
To welcome everyone back, we are celebrating with a special discount offer in our museum shop! Visitors will receive 25% off on their in-store purchase of $25 or more from July 21 to July 31. Check out our online store in advance to see our products, inspired by our collection and exhibitions!...
Explore our 4 different galleries, “All About Shoes”, “The Gold Standard”, “Art & Innovation” and our newest exhibition “The Great Divide” starting July 21. Book your tickets in advance and jump the line!...
Colour the world at your feet ~ we released new colouring sheets yesterday featuring this gorgeous pair of silk mules! Visit our website to download them 🖍️
These silk mules date to the early 18th century and feature thick bands of gold lace at the throat and down the front of the vamp. Popular in Western Europe, mules such as this pair would likely have been worn indoors or in an intimate, informal setting. #BSMFromHome...
BSM programming events have been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
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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 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 everyone. 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.
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.
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Counting down to the opening of our newest exhibition, The Great Divide: Footwear in the Age of Enlightenment. Do you have your tickets yet?