Bata Shoe MuseumFree: Thursdays 5pm – 8pm

At the Bata shoe Museum, over a thousand shoes and related artefacts (from a collection numbering over 13,000) are on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama’s award-winning five floor structure. The Museum celebrates the style and function of footwear in four impressive galleries. Footwear on display ranges from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history and a collection of 20th-century celebrity shoes are reflected in the semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes. Three other galleries feature changing exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see.

Address: 327 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am – 5pm; Thu 10am – 8pm; Sun 12pm – 5pm
Direction: Subway Line 1 or 2 to St. George Station
Phone: +1 (416) 979-7799

Photo credit: The Bata Shoe Museum