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Join us for this year's Nuit Blanche on October 1-2, 2022 ~ Featuring a collection of shoes from emerging artists Lucia Laford (Waawaaskone Qwe), Maneesa Veeravel, Nicholas Ridiculous and SRE. See as these artists share their unique stories of how barriers and challenges faced daily have allowed them to share a commonality of resilience. Visitors will experience pre-recorded performances of spoken word, storytelling, singing and rapping to connect them to each of these artists journeys.
This project is presented by VIBE Arts and is part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022. @vibeartsto...
Join the BSM on Tuesday November 8 at 7pm EST as we welcome renowned fashion historian, curator, and forensic garment analyst Amber Butchart (@amberbutchart) as our 2022 Founder's lecturer who will discuss her work in forensic garment analysis. In this illustrated talk, she considers the power of old clothes in storytelling across literature and myth, the global problems inherent in our discarded old clothing, and the potential of fashion as a tool for forensic science. Book your tickets now by visiting our website!...
Terry Fox was a humanitarian, athlete and cancer research activist who embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and raise awareness for cancer research after losing most of his right leg to cancer. This blue Adidas running shoe was worn by Fox on his journey and was donated to the museum by the Canadian Cancer Society....
This green shoe was made by the same shoemaker who made ballerina Marie Taglioni’s shoes, Janssen of Paris. French, 1830s. Learn more about ballet shoes by checking our our online exhibition "On Pointe: The Rise of the Ballet Shoe" 🩰...
NEW EXHIBITION ALERT ~ "OBSESSED: How Shoes Became Objects of Desire" will guide you through the story of how we have become a society obsessed with shoes. This exhibition features highly coveted shoes in our collection that represents how industrialization drove shoe consumption transforming footwear designers into celebrities and shoes into high value collectibles. Opening on October 19. Learn more on our website ~ https://batashoemuseum.ca/obsessed/...
Join us for our next Salon tomorrow at 7pm EST with Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa (@chikastacy)! Learn about her experience in Mattel's #ThankYouHeroes campaign and her career journey as an accomplished physician. RSVP now using the link in our bio....
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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Counting down to the opening of our newest exhibition, The Great Divide: Footwear in the Age of Enlightenment. Do you have your tickets yet?