Facility Rentals

Hold your special event at the BSM


Picture yourself welcoming your guests in an expansive light-filled atrium with a four-storey high glass art window. Imagine encouraging them to explore their very own private museum during the evening! You could suggest that they take a look at the medieval knight’s “sabaton”, or they might prefer to admire exquisite silk-embellished evening shoes from times long past.


Winner of a City of Toronto Design Award, the Bata Shoe Museum offers a dramatic setting sure to engage guests of all interests. Its expansive modern style features details forged in glass, steel, leather and wood. Our galleries showcase highlights of one of the world’s foremost collections of footwear. The story of the Museum itself—the result of the vision of one determined woman—is also inspiring. Add the catering expertise of some of the city’s top chefs, and you’re guaranteed a unique and memorable event.


Here’s just some of what we can offer:

~Corporate Events – networking events, press conferences, product launches, workshops
~Social Events – receptions, seated dining
~Life events – weddings, ceremonies, birthday parties
~Creative events – fashion shows, artists’ evenings
~Tours with lunch – group tours, conference spousal packages

For more information on our Facility Rentals program please contact specialevents@batashoemuseum.ca or 416-9797799 x 243.  To download our Facility Rental package click here.

The Bata Shoe Museum’s spaces are suitable for:

Two meeting rooms for up to 50 people per room – Our two intimate studios, Footprints Studio and St. Crispin’s Studio, are equipped with audio visual resources and
they are ideal for film screenings, workshops and team building exercises.
Formal dinners for up to 125 – The overall experience is enhanced by the culinary expertise of our exclusive caterers, who offer a diverse range of international cuisine presented by some of the Toronto’s top chefs.
Cocktail receptions for up to 300 – The four-storey atrium space is ideal for cocktail receptions

STEP ONE: Review our 2015 Facility Rental Package
Contact our Facility Rentals department, by email at specialevents@batashoemuseum.ca or by phone at 416 979 7799 x243.

STEP TWO: Book a visit to view our venue.
Schedule a venue visit with our Facility Rental’s department and review the details of your intended event,
including the availability of your preferred event date.

STEP THREE: Book a date for your event.
Once it has been determined that your date of interest is available, a draft venue rental contract will be
provided for your review. We do not formally hold dates. A final event date is considered confirmed and
secured with a duly signed Venue Rental Contract and with a 50% Deposit, paid by cheque, money order,
debit (in person), cash or credit card (American Express, MasterCard or VISA). IMPORTANT NOTE : We
are HST exempt.

STEP FOUR: Plan your event
Once your event date is confirmed, you can then contact the exclusive caterers and suppliers on our
Preferred Caterers List to receive information and quotes on all aspects of your event including catered
food, beverages (alcohol & non-alcohol), event staffing, rentals (tables, chairs, linens, glassware, etc.),
décor and entertainment. Your selected caterer will detail in their quotes the Venue Commission Fee (HST
exempt), or as some venues refer to it, the Landmark Fee, or the Heritage Fee , a 15% industry standard
surcharge, levied by the venue on all catered food, beverage & event staffing costs.

The Bata Shoe Museum works with several wonderful caterers in the city and can offer suggestions based on your vision and style.