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This pair of Yuki geta, or snow geta, come from Hokkaido, Japan. Geta are a form of elevated sandals traditionally worn in Japan. This pair features clog-like toe covers with fur trims, which would have provided protection in chilly weather. #museummonday...
Leather shoes such as this pink pair were worn by fashionable women for daywear in the early part of the 19th century. They were made as straights. English, 1820-30. Learn more about the rise of pointe shoes by checking out our online exhibition "On Pointe: The Rise of the Ballet Shoe"...
Button boots with curvaceous Louis heels were de rigueur for fashionably dressed women at the dawn of the 20th century. Many boots of the period incorporated ‘menswear’ styling. This pair was designed to look as if the wearer was sporting a pair of white spats. American, c. 1900s...
Who loves playing cards? Step up your card games with this deck of 52 cards designed with shoes from our extraordinary collection! Available on our online museum shop or shop directly on our Instagram....
It's Friday which means new colouring sheet are available! Visit our website to download our free colouring sheets featuring our incredible collection.
Featured: These crampons date from the early to mid-20th century and feature sharp metal spikes as the sole. When attached to a pair of boots, they would have provided traction for walking or climbing cold and icy surfaces....
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?