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Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

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Learn about the history of footwear at Bata Shoe Museum. The museum was established in 1995, based upon a collection of footwear belonging to Sonja Bata and her husband Tomas, son of the founder of the Bata Shoe Company. Situated in an eclectic deconstructive-style building designed by Raymond Moriyama, the museum houses the largest collection of footwear in the world. Admire shoes from numerous different cultures and time periods, divided into themes, and view footwear that used to belong to notable people, such as Queen Victoria, Elton John, and Elvis. Our Toronto trip planner makes visiting Bata Shoe Museum and other Toronto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Such an interesting museum with a beautiful venue. Great place to visit as a tourist and as a resident of TO. I live near by and my friend and I spent a wonderful afternoon browsing through the variou...  more »
  • It was a pretty cool place to visit. The museum is small but had a lot of neat and cool looking shoes. The museum itself is not very big.  more »
  • A little expensive for such a small museum. Some interesting collections of shoes. Probably only spend less than 1hr here.  more »
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  • I took my 7 year old daughter over the weekend and she loved it! Not too busy. She enjoyed the kids activities (colouring/art table and trying on shoes). She LOVED the scavenger hunt. Great place for a fun Sat or Sun afternoon!
  • I came here not knowing what to expect but was really surprised. This is a great place. The footwear displays span prehistoric times to present day. Well worth the visit.
  • Had a great visit to Bata shoe museum. Wonderful collection of various shoe designs, very helpful staff. Meticulously clean. I would recommend this place ! Review by RodenReviews
  • It's worth a visit if you've got time to kill and you have done all other touristy activities in Toronto. Not super impressive. Understandably, Sonja Bata the collector of shoes may not have an avid interest for sneakers, but it would have been very interesting to see a section of the museum devoted to the evolution of sneakers. The gift shop was pretty sad as well. They didn't even have a shoe horn!! Doesn't say much about a "shoe museum".
  • Fun fun fun. Every girl should see her favorite shoe here. Nice to see such a variety of designs and some celebrity shoes too!

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