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Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Ontario

 
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Distance from city center: 9.4mi
Belinda's pictureby Belinda History & Culture travel tip
added on the 27th of September, 2010
If you want to see a really special place, you have to come to Bata Shoes Museum. The museum displays the shoes ollection of the Bata family with more that 10.000 (pair of) items.

The main exhibition os about the hitory of footwear from the beginnings, with even 4 million year old footprints (the earliest known human footprints). You can see special and wierd shoes from the different periods and places of human civilization as well as some of the shoes of famous people like Elton John or even PM Pierre Trudeau.

There is a permanent exhibition about traditional Inuit footwear as well. If you go up to the second story, you may find some temporary exhibitions about more serious topics regarding shoes, like the Chinese tradition of foot binding. One of the most interesting museums I've ever been to.

Address:
327 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada

Price:
Adults $14
Seniors $12
Students $8
Children $5

Opening Hours:
You will find the actual hours on the website.

On the web:
http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/

 
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