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The Shoe Room at Canada's National Ballet School

The Shoe Room, a Toronto-based ballet boutique was founded in 1998 by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) to share our world-class pointe shoe fitting expertise with dancers across the country and around the globe. As a charitable organization, NBS is committed to sharing the transformative power of dance with all Canadians. All earnings from The Shoe Room are re-invested into growing NBS’ mission to inspire a love of creative movement among children in classrooms, support the wellness of older adults in all states of health, and ensure that talented youth can realize their full potential regardless of financial barriers. 

We strive to ensure every dancer finds their perfect pointe shoe. The boutique has grown into an industry leader, housing Canada’s largest collection of pointe shoes with over 8,000 pairs in a variety of skin tones and sizes. Our state of the art pointe shoe fitting space allows a one-on-one private experience with our highly trained fitters surrounded by beautiful pointe shoes, while our Virtual Pointe Shoe Fittings have allowed us to enter studios around the globe. Our dancewear selection includes Canadian designers and exclusive collections from international brands. We understand the lifestyle of a dancer and the importance of providing inclusive styles that provide fit and function without sacrificing style.

Boutique Phone: 1-800-387-0785, local 416-964-5100