The Bata Shoe Museum Is Now Open

If you're looking for weekend plans, visit Toronto's favourite shoebox!

The Bata Shoe Museum, North America's charming and surprising shoe museum with hundreds of shoes on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama's award-winning four-storey structure, is excited to announce they have reopened, and they can't wait to welcome you back! The museum is committed to keeping its visitors and staff safe and have implemented new visitor guidelines.

Tickets must now be booked in advance online, and to assist with social distancing and flow through the spaces, tickets will be limited to a lower capacity. Hours have also been adjusted and the museum will be open on the following days/times: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays, 12 pm – 5 pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Note that this schedule will continue to be modified based on a return to normal schedule, so check website before heading out. You can visit their Welcome Back page for updated details on how to buy advanced tickets online, learn about safety protocols and other helpful information.

Staying at home? The Bata Shoe Museum is offering a number of activities for kids, including Colouring Pages and Puzzles. You'll find all kinds of creative and fun things to do on their home page.

Don't forget to head to their YouTube channel for Storytime with the BSM. You'll see some of their staff members reading stories that cover topics such as diversity, inclusion, identity and more.

So, if you're looking for weekend plans, visit Toronto's favourite shoebox! Explore galleries, see their collections, and learn about footwear spanning 4,500 years worth of history. This year, the BMS celebrates 25 years!

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Photo courtesy of the BMS
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