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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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  • The Bata Shoe Museum is worth visiting even if you live in Toronto. It's conveniently located near St. George Subway Station, and the information provided is fascinating and educational. This is not.....  more
    The Bata Shoe Museum is worth visiting even if you live in Toronto. It's conveniently located near St. George Subway Station, and the information provided is fascinating and educational. This is not.....  more »
  • This museum is a little gem. It spans centuries, and covers the footwear of most cultures in the world. i learned so much from this. 
    This museum is a little gem. It spans centuries, and covers the footwear of most cultures in the world. i learned so much from this.  more »
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  • It's an OK museum. It won't take too long to finish unless you are checking the design of each shoe. It kind of gives an idea of how shoes evolved and also what's the future design may look like. We definitely found some interesting shoes that showed creativity. Don't forget to take the Match it game cards to make your walk through interesting. Honestly, it felt like the cost is a bit high for the size and shows of the museum.
  • Superbly laid out museum. Very structured and shows the entire history of shoes intertwined with world history, which makes for great reading, not boring at all. 5 floors of exhibits. Start from the basement which is fascinating. Can easily spend two hours here going through the loads of displays and attached descriptions.

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