Discover the treasures of North America’s inspiring, charming and surprising shoe museum.
Located in Toronto, Canada, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) regularly displays over a thousand shoes and related artifacts, chosen from a 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 – so there’s always something new to see.
Weekends at the BSM
There’s something for kids every weekend at the BSM! Spend an afternoon at Toronto’s coolest shoebox, where parents and children can spend time together exploring the galleries and having both a fun and educational experience. Visit us on the weekend with your little ones for and there is always a drop-in, shoe-themed arts and crafts activity available as well as funky shoes to try on and a game of iSpy to play in the gallery. All activities are drop-in until 4pm (unless pre-empted by other programming)