What's On 2024

Indigenous Beading Workshop

Indigenous Beading Workshop

Join Toronto based Indigenous bead artist Katie Longboat for a beginner friendly beading workshop on Saturday, June 22!

Doors Open 2024

Doors Open 2024

Visit the Bata Shoe Museum for free during Doors Open on May 25 & 26.

Exhibit A

Exhibit A

Sleuth out the complex role of footwear in crime, policing, and the judiciary.

Dressed To Impress

Dressed To Impress

Take a step back to the 1980s and experience the nostalgia and excess of the times. Now on view.

In Bloom

In Bloom

A celebration of how nature has provided meaning and material for shoemaking across both time and place.

All About Shoes

All About Shoes

Take a walk through the the fascinating history of footwear.

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Explore 4,500 years of footwear history during this year`s @doors_opento on May 25+26!

Visitors can see several unique touches throughout the building, including a sole-shaped front desk, a majestic art-glass installation by Lutz Haufschild, and iconic bronze features by Canadian sculptor Dora de Pédery-Hunt.

Please note: Advance tickets will not be available.
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Happy International Museum`s Day! We`ll be open every day for the long weekend! See our hours below before planning your visit ~

Saturday May 18: 10am to 5pm
Sunday May 19: 12pm to 5pm
Monday May 20: 10am to 5pm

See you soon! 👠
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Learn the traditional art of moccasin-making with expert Indigenous artisan Rosary Spence from June 1-15. @storybootschool @manitobah

This 3-week workshop is designed to teach classic hand sewing techniques in beading and leatherwork. Rosary Spence will guide you through the steps of creating moccasins by hand including pattern-making, beadwork, design, construction and care for your finished product.

Register now by visiting our website.
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Off the Shelf: Episode 144✨

How adorable are these 19th century clogs that feature beautifully carved flowers on toes and a metal bee at the centre? 🐝🍯
#getcultured #museumtok #learnontiktok
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Sandals came into fashion in the 1930s and could be worn morning, noon, and night. Structurally, this evening sandal from Bally is very similar to more pedestrian sandals. However, the use of silver kid and a diamante buckle transform it into an elegant evening shoe. ...

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This pair of Air Jordan 1s is customized by Canadian sneaker artist Vicky Vuong, who designed them to honor her grandmother and celebrate her Asian heritage. Vuong’s hand-painted design featuring peonies was inspired by the florals often found on Chinese porcelain. See these shoes on display in our exhibition "In Bloom: Flowers & Footwear". 👟💐 ...

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Fascinated by true crime? Visit us this weekend to sleuth out the role of footwear forensics used in solving crimes by exploring our "Exhibit A: Investigating Crime and Footwear" now! Don`t forget, we offer FREE admission every Sunday.

Sponsored by @blogTO @classicalfm @nowtoronto @zoomer_radio @jazzfm91
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Calling all fans of classic crime movies! Join us for our next trivia night on Wednesday, June 5 and test your knowledge on movies like The Godfather Part 1 and 2, The Usual Suspects, Reservoir Dogs, and Goodfellas 🎥 Purchase your tickets by visiting our website. ...

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Happy birthday to us! 🥳🎉 We are grateful to have been sharing the history of footwear with you all the past 29 years 👠 ...

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Join us on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm with special guest Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin) of CBC’s Commotion (@commotioncbc) to celebrate the launch of Dressed to Impress: Footwear and Consumerism in the 1980s, a captivating new book by Nishi Bassi (@nishib21), curator. Step into the vibrant world of 1980s fashion as Nishi and Elamin discuss the iconic trends and influences that defined an era. Reserve your ticket on our website. ...

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Off the Shelf: Episode 143✨

Learn more about these incredible Alexander McQueen (@alexandermcqueen) ankle boots.
#getcultured #museumtok #learnontiktok
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