Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A Box Of Shoes?

One of my stops during the Doors Open event was the Bata Shoe Museum on Bloor St which is the only museum in North America dedicated to the history of footwear. The building was designed by architect Raymond Moriyama and he says that he designed it to reference an opening shoe box. It has really interesting displays of the development of shoes through the ages and always has special exhibits as well. The sign saying "Want" is advertising a show of Depression era footwear that is now on and is fabulous.  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

16 comments:

Tom said...

...an interesting idea for a museum.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Incredible architecture Pat, bet the shoe exhibition was interesting also ✨

Lea said...

I would love to see it!
Have a great day!

Sharon said...

Now that is my kind of museum. I have to remember to go there if I ever get back to Toronto.

William Kendall said...

Fascinating architecture.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

A shoe museum, that is different. It is a cool looking building. Wishing you a happy day!

bill burke said...

The architecture is amazing.

Cloudia said...

How fascinating! Another reason to visit Toronto

Laura. M said...

Una tienda con un diseƱo muy original.
Un abrazo.

Kay said...

That's a very interesting looking building. And the history of footwear could be pretty compelling too.

Jim said...

Good one.

Sami said...

An interesting building and the museum must be great to visit.

Lesley said...

Niche museums are the best, I think :)

Jenn Jilks said...

I have heard of it!

21 Wits said...

I really do like this building's design!

Jack said...

It does look like a shoebox, doesn't it?