B1 Exhibition: Canada 150 x Power


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July 2017

B1 Exhibition: Canada 150 x Power

July 1 - September 4

The Canada 150 x Power collection showcases how Canadian culture and lifestyle influence creativity and design. Power Athletics Limited is a Toronto-based company which specializes in athletic, lifestyle and outdoor footwear. This snapshot exhibition gives visitors a glimpse into the daily life of a footwear designer and how their environment and personal history inspire their creative process. Seven sneaker designers were given the task to design a sneaker based on their own personal perspective of what it means to be…

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July 1 @ 10:00 am - September 4 @ 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every day this summer at the coolest shoebox in town!  Kids visiting the museum will receive an activity bag that includes a sandal box for decorating, an ISpy game to play in each gallery and a colourful temporary tattoo!  There is also funky footwear to try on, the perfect opportunity to get a family selfie capturing your #BSMfamilyfun! Drop-in activities until 4 pm | Included in museum admission. | Perfect for children 3 – 12 years

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September 2017


September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Come and be inspired by the collection of the Bata Shoe Museum! From delicate 19th century slippers to the artistry and workmanship of Arctic kamiks, the artefacts on display at the BSM provide endless opportunities to be creative. Participants of any skill level are invited to spend a quiet hour in the museum after we close to the general public. Supplies not provided, dry mediums only please. 5:30-7:30pm | $5 per person | Tickets available below or at the…

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September 30 @ 7:00 pm - October 1 @ 7:00 am

Join us at the BSM for this exciting all night contemporary art event and see talented artists transform our indoor and outdoor spaces. Details on the installations will be available soon! 7pm-7am | Free | Includes access to all BSM exhibitions

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October 2017


October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special screening of the digital short 40 Years of Goth Shoes which celebrates the fantastical shoes and boots worn by women in the Gothic subculture. The film is a follow-up to the successful 40 Years of Goth Style and 40 Years of Men’s Goth Style.  The series has generated buzz throughout the goth community for taking the fashion history timelapse video and giving it an alternative make-over. Following the film, BSM Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack will…

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October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Say boo at the BSM this Halloween and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun!  Decorate a Halloween-inspired cookie, make a special craft and play ISpy in the galleries!  Kids in costumes get in free! Drop-in until 4pm | Included with museum admission | Perfect for children 3-12

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