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Bata shoe museum Canada : a perfect destination for apparel lovers

June 5, 2015

Canada’s Wonderland offered a lot of delight and experience any visitor would look up to and I was not an exceptional and all charged up to explore more of the country. To my delight I found out that there was the Bata Shoe Museum in Canada which lured me to visit this tourist attraction. 
 
From the name I could say that this trip was going to be a totally unique experience for me as I had never heard of any shoe museum till date. I was very eager to visit this museum and started early from my residence at Toronto. The Bata Shoe museum is located in old Toronto of the Ontario province hence it was not at much distance from my hotel. I easily got a cab to this site.

The museum is open on all week days from 10 am to 5 pm except for Thursdays when it is open for public from 10 am to 8 pm and for Sundays when it is open from 12 pm to 5pm. As the brand name suggests it is a foot wear museum which collects and preserves shoes from all parts of the world. Established on May 6th in the year 1995 this museum also researches on shoes that are acquired from all corners of the globe.

Bata shoe museum Canada

Bata shoe museum Canada | Image Resource : archikey.com

The museum organises a total of 4 exhibitions. Out of these three are time limited namely, lectures, family events and performances. It is a one of a kind museum in the entire North America that is dedicated solely to the history of footwear. Its collection comprises of more than 13500 entities ranging from a vast span of time in history to the contemporary era.  This unique collection was started by Sonja Bata in the decade of 1940s and today it has turned into a gem of this country due to its innumerable collectibles.

Unique Collection Bata shoe museum Canada

Unique Collection Bata shoe museum Canada | Image Resource : flickr.com

Indian traditional shoes displayed at the Bata shoe museum Canada

Indian traditional shoes displayed at the Bata shoe museum Canada | Image Resource : news.xinhuanet.com

Even the building of this museum is state of the art as it was constructed by the famous architect Raymond Moriyama who gave it the simulacrum of a container for footwear. More precisely it is designed in the form of an open shoe box. It was a unique and amazing experience for me to get lost in the world of shoes.

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