The Bata Shoe Museum’s latest exhibit, Shining Stars: Celebrating Canada’s Walk of Fame, honors Canadian talent from film, music, science, art and sports.
In the new exhibit, the Toronto-based museum features footwear worn by homegrown talent including actress Catherine O’Hara, ballerina Sonia Rodriguez, paralympian and humanitarian Rick Hansen and folk-rocker Gordon Lightfoot. With each shoe, Bata aims to tell inspiring stories and the accomplishments of each Canadian.
The exhibit it part of the museum’s plans to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, Bata announced it will unveil a window installation based on Canada’s beauty created by students from Ryerson University’s Architectural Science Program.
“As a new Canadian, I am especially proud of the activities the Bata Shoe Museum is organizing to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation,” said Emanuele Lepri, Bata Shoe Museum director. “Our local and international visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate how this country nurtures and celebrates home-grown talent. With the new exhibition and window installation, we are applauding both the wonderful diversity of our cultural mosaic and the resourcefulness and creativity of Canadian youth.”