Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, ON

327 Bloor Street WestToronto, ON M5S 1W7
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If you’re a fan of shoes, a visit to this museum is a must! As a unique specialty museum with over a thousand shoes on display, the Bata Shoe Museum attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s impressive galleries detail not just styles of footwear but how shoes reflect entire ways of life, religious beliefs, social status, and more.

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from Ashley, one of our Toronto Travel Experts
  • The BSM’s international collection of over 13,000 artifacts spans 4,500 years of history.
  • Features permanent exhibition as well as three rotating galleries.


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Located in Toronto, the Bata Shoe Museum regularly displays over a thousand shoes and related artifacts chosen from our collection of over 13,000 objects, in architect Raymond Moriyama’s iconic, award-winning building.

The BSM celebrates the style, development, and function of footwear across four impressive galleries, with displays ranging from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history are reflected in our permanent exhibition, All About Shoes, while our three other galleries feature changing exhibitions

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"Amazing Collection"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2020 NEW
Even if you are not a shoe fanatic, you'll find yourself amazed at the culture, design and history presented at the Bata Shoe Museum! A "must see" during your visit to Toronto!
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Toronto, Canada
"Superb Collection"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020 NEW
I know it's shoes.... but.... you'll be amazed by their amazing collection. There are many century old shoes, rare finds, and many interesting stories that go with them. They also offer great exhibits of more contemporary artists such as Manolo Blahnik, with his exquisite sketches. It is worth the visit.
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Kristin D
Port Huron, Michigan
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2020
What an amazing museum. Full of color, history, ideas, ancient and modern footwear. It is worth the trip.
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Kent, Ohio
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2020
I as staying nearby and had some time to fill so I decided to check out the shoe museum. The building is interesting and the displays of the history of shoes were informative. I ended up spending less than an hour but it is worth a stop if you are in the area.
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Toronto, Canada
"Shoes and interesting tidbits"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 01, 2020
I read some of the below average reviews. While they are accurate in their comments I think their expectations were too high. Come to learn about what shoes mean to people around the world (not all but major cultures). For example, the information about “San cun Jin liang” and bounded feet for Han Chinese women, information about the Arctic people and their shoes and parka, etc. It’s $14 adult admission and you CAN spend 2-3 hours.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bata Shoe Museum

What are the hours of operation?
They are open 363 days a year. They are closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Where is it located?
327 Bloor St. W, Toronto Ontario M5S 1W7

Is the Bata Shoe Museum appropriate for children?

Is the Bata Shoe Museum wheelchair accessible?
The Bata Shoe Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, but flash photography is not permitted in the galleries.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
Food (including gum) and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.